Monday, October 22, 2018

Really the final layout...........

Would you believe I spent another 2 hours yesterday moving pieces and cutting a couple new squares?  It is really ready to sew now.  The photo on the left is as it was when I had done a week of tweaking but knew I wanted to add a row on the right and a row on the bottom.  3 days of more tweaking later and it is going to be sewn.  The photo on the right is my insurance in case I have a question about where a piece goes when I am sewing.  You know, when you drop a piece on the floor and pick it up and say now which way was this one turned?
I finished knitting a dishcloth last night in a new color of yarn, Azalea.   It is really pretty and I will keep this one.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Ready to sew...........

I spent another 3 hours refining this pure Kaffe colorwash yesterday.  I cut 5 new pieces for it and rearranged a few others.  I ended up with 3 pieces with wrong sides up in the center and darkened the top right corner. 

I decided to flip the photo 180 degrees and see if I liked it better that way.  No decision made there.  A fairly dark binding is needed on this one since there aren't very many really dark fabrics in the Kaffe collection.   If I had added some Brandon and Philip (the collective) I could have gotten the edges darker.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Kaffe colorwash refined a little...........

Well, it looks better after spending a whole day refining it.  

Below is yesterday's photo on the left and today's photo on the right.  I can still see a few areas to refine and it looks smoother in person than in a photo. 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Kaffe Fassett fabric colorwash 2

I have been working on another Kaffe Fassett fabric colorwash and showed it to my online class students yesterday in our live session.  I"m not done tweaking it yet but wanted them to see it at this stage.  There aren't any Brandon or Philip fabrics in it so it is not the Kaffe collective, just pure Kaffe.

I have started adding a row to the right and a row on the bottom.  I need to cut more pieces before I continue.  It still needs a lot of tweaking too.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Looking through fabrics..........

Just out of curiosity I decided to see if I had all 6 of the fabrics that were used in this quilt that I showed a few days ago (click photo for a larger view).  I had 3 of the 6 in the same colorway that was in the quilt.
I have the fish print in the blue and black backgrounds but not the red that they used.  There is one more print and I thought I had it but haven't found it in the red.  I have it in black.  More playtime is needed.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

182 neutral 16 patch blocks...........

l am SO happy that all 182 blocks are sewn.  I haven't pressed them yet but I think that will wait.  I'm ready to put them in a box for awhile and work on something colorful.  I really would like to finish a quilt this month too so maybe that will be next.....but maybe I need to choose some fabric for a quilt first.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

22 more blocks..........

I decided I have to finish sewing all of the neutral 16 patches before I can start a new quilt.  I sewed 22 last night and there are parts for 6 more blocks laying on top.  I think I have 152 sewn altogether now with 30 left to sew.  I have to slice the last batch of stratas into 2.5" segments next.  Tonight is my 3 hour TV night so I should be able to finish them.