Thursday, February 7, 2013

One block........

I did one paper pieced melon shape yesterday.  I have Karen Stone's book too and this quilt is in it.  There are diagrams for the paper piecing in the book but not in the pattern.  I used my Add a Quarter rulers for trimming the fabric.
I cut some corners of the blocks and more strips for the paper piecing while I watched a couple episodes of the Season 2 of Downton Abbey.  I finally got it from the library.  There are 102 on the list following me who want to see it.
I sewed the corners onto that first block but haven't pressed it yet. 
 
 

19 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Looks like progress has started. Today would be a good day to stay in and sew. It is raining here and looks like it will all day. Have fun. Chris

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Wanda. Enjoyed seeing your Bear Paw quilt grow--very lovely. And the melon is going to be gorgeous. As usual your choice of fabrics is pleasing and zingy, and then there's all those spikes! Have fun!
best, nadia

Jackie said...

It looks great! You know how I adore paper piecing!

Gene Black said...

your progress is looking good, Wanda.

Mary said...

Paper piecing is tedious, but it does make stunning results possible. Those Add a Quarter rulers really help. Glad you were finally able to get a copy of season 2. I hope you enjoy it.

Karendianne said...

Extremely cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris said...

Love the look of the plaids with the paper piecing! But inquiring minds want to know - this is so different from how you usually work, I'm wondering if you enjoyed the paper piecing?

LynCC said...

LOVE it!! You're making me have to do a flannel paper-piece quilt some day!

patty a. said...

Looks great so far! I love working with flannel. It presses so nice. It will stretch, but I find that it can be pressed back into shape.

Sheila said...

Strips. plaids, flannel, paper piecing and curves would totally overwhelm me. Your block is perfect. Awesome, Wanda. Will be a great Rattlesnake quilt.

Gypsy Quilter said...

This looks like a tricky one. I was wondering how it would turn out. Did you have any trouble getting the corners on? Thank you for sharing, it's so nice to see the extra ordinary simplified into units.

Patricia said...

I have the EQ software with this block in it. I'll enjoy seeing how it turns out. I heard Karen speck in Knoxville a few years ago, she is delightful and her quilts were all awesome!

JJM said...

I will enjoy watching this one grow. I imagine the block isn't any more time consuming as a bear paw, but it sure looks like it might be. Is it the curve ?

JJM

suemac said...

Nice. You have a lot of patience.

Needled Mom said...

It looks great! I can't wait to see more of them together.

Sujata Shah said...

This is going to be one beautiful quilt! I love your choice of fabrics.

Angel and Kirby said...

I love the points you get with paper piecing!

Purple Pam said...

Your fabric choices are (as usual) wonderful. I like that mellon (football) shape.

Patty Cramer said...

Wanda, you are such an inspiration. I almost finished the binding on my very first attempt at handquilting. I started it years ago and finally got it done. Just about 18 more inches of binding. I want to be like you - finish a quilt a day..LOL THanks for all your inspiration and tips!!! otterpc@aol.com