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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Reorganizing and sewing.....

After Sue and I played with my Kaffe fabrics on Monday I had a plan, to reorganize them and label the boxes this time.  Here are 2 of them with the labels done.  I do have a lot of his fabric...






In the evening I continued working on the green Trip Around the World.  I have 2/3 of it sewn together now.  I had to hang it sideways on my design wall and then rotate the photo.  This quilt has a lot of sewing; I think I have said that before.......








I take a lot of care to match corners.  I don't use any pins.  I match a seam, sew just past it and then match the next one are ride my finger on top of it all the way to the presser foot, cross that seam and match the next, etc.


Here are 2 more shots of the fabrics and the matching corners.










After I get home from my hair cut and shower, I want to finish it.  I think I will put a border on this one so the next process begins.

32 comments:

LynCC said...

This is stunningly beautiful - the fabrics are luscious. And you've done a spectacular construction job. Wish I could see it in real life!

patty a. said...

WOW no pins! I have a Pfaff with the walking foot and I would still pin every one of those intersections. Great job!

Quiet Quilter said...

Oh, how rich the colors! Beautiful! And you are so patient.

hetty said...

No pins? I would never have thought of that. I think I will try your method.

Darlene B said...

Beautiful work! I usually spend a lot of time pinning each intersection, but will have to try your method to see if it works just as well for me as it does for you!

didi said...

I noticed in your last photo yesterday that you alternate pressing the seams of the strata this way and that so that when the strips are offset and meet, the pressed edges butt up against each other. I made a small one of these and pressed the seams all in the same direction... woops. hold on, folks: it's gonna be a bumpy ride.

Jacque. said...

Oh Goodness...this is my all-time fave, I think. Helps that I love green!

Laura said...

Gorgeous quilt! And just so you know, if I'm ever in your area, I'm inviting myself to your house to look at both your Kaffe collection and your batiks LOL.

colorquilter said...

Beautiful glowing quilt! I was looking at your storage for the Kaffe Fassets and one box was 1-30 and the other one was 61-78. Do you have three boxes of Kaffe fabrics???? It is so funny that you put their names on them so you could locate your "children" when you need them.

joulesB said...

i love the strata you keep showing. what size are the finished pieces, they look rectangular? i love this pattern and you seem to have abetter way of doing it than i was aware of :)

Susan Turney said...

Just gorgeous and your fabric choices are, as usual, stunning!

marilyn said...

Wish I lived close enough to attend your
class...that green trip around the world
is just beautiful.Actually all of your
work is .

Sue said...

I agree with everyone else saying this is a beautiful quilt. Your skill at matching corners is unsurpassed and without pins! Did you purchase this fabric with this quilt in mind or are these just put together from you stash?

karenfae said...

Beautiful fabric this will be wonderful quilt when you done with it. I too do not use pins at times but I find most of the time that I do use them - we all do what works for us.
Why are the boxes numbered with the fabric - you keep track of all the pieces in a collection?
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Beth said...

You didn't need to tell us it was Sue.... Loving your quilt... and all the greens, my favorite color. Does it want to live in a warm place...?

The Sewing Loft said...

This is a beautiful work of art. I appreciate your matched seams. :) Thanks for sharing.

Barb

Needled Mom said...

Your patience in matching your seams is evident in your beautiful work.

Sherry said...

Many years ago I was a side seamer in a garment factory and was quickly taught to sew everything without pins. Since that time, all of my garments have been sewn without pins and the same goes with my quilts. Occasionally I will put a pin in a tricky place but it's easier and faster to just not pin and I'm very picky about my intersections too. They have to be good or they get redone. Love your quilts!

Anonymous said...

You have automatic precision in your fingers ! I enjoyed seeing once again the fabulous fabrics in your green TAW.

J~MT

Quiltdivajulie said...

I've seen your corner matching in person and all I can say is WOW ...

This quilt in greens is a BEAUTY!!!!

Quilting4U said...

I love these colors, not that I am surprised! WOW! Love Love Love it!

Leslie said...

Gorgeous, rich, luscious, beautiful. This is really nice, Wanda!

Sue V. said...

I got to see this in progress. It is just awesome! Wanda and I discussed the peacock feather fabric, and one I thought at first glace was peacock fabric. Since my very first quilting classes were with Wanda, I get to blame her for my fabric addiction, although we did not compare notes on the Kaffe until recently. GMTA? Her work always inspires me!

Cindy said...

This is so beautiful! I am truly amazed you get those corners matched without pins! I tend to use lots of pins. I think I'll try to use fewer pins and see what happens!

Anonymous said...

Perfection! This quilt reminds me of peacock feathers with the fabulous hues of greens and blues.
Another of my favorites. I've always wanted to know how you match up your seams so perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

Kay in Kansas

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda,
Wow! your fabrics are beautiful. It makes me want to start my fabric stash all over again.
Thanks for all the wonderful pictures.
Roberta

Mrs. Joanz said...

Oh my goodness, you always seem to just blow me away w/your fabulous posts! Thank you so much for your inspiration! I'm a self taught, learn from the internet wanna be quilter and am just so amazed what can be done w/fabric. Exuberant Color rocks!

Gari said...

That sure is a lot of little squares and corners. And the colorwash look is fabulous.

Joan said...

What a wonderful collection of colours in your quilt...and how good tha you can organise like that :)

Cathi said...

Every time I read something you've written about sewing, it makes such sense to me! Next time I try sewing on the machine, I'm going to try your method without pins!
That is an absolutely gorgeous quilt. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day too!

Muddling Through said...

I think you've outdone yourself on choosing the fabrics for this one. It just keeps getting prettier and prettier the further along you get with it. And your organizational skill just leaves me speechless!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

From a distance it looks great but up close when you see the unusual fabrics you used it looks fabulous like it would in person!

Hey....Hancocks is having a sale on Kaffe Fasset fabric if you need more! :)