Friday, April 29, 2011
A little cutting, a little sewing
I wanted to get the whole block put together today, but I only got half done. I am having so much fun with this. I have only had to use my seam ripper twice, so far. That is a record for me on foundation piecing. I think I am getting the hang of this. One of the things going for me in this one is using batiks. Both sides of the fabric are the right sides. Maybe I will get the rest of this done tomorrow. My big plan for now is to do a halo of flying geese about an inch outside the compass. Hokule'a is coming along.
I have read so much about EQ7, a way to design quilts on your computer. I am impressed with what this program can do, but I remain a pencil and paper kind of designer. I started out using graph paper and a ruler to make everything pretty. Then I ran out of graph paper, and had an idea I just had to sketch out. I used ordinary lined paper. Then I started using any old piece of paper I could find. I was taking care of Bella on Tuesday when I started thinking about what I wanted to do with the red, black, and white fabric. This is the sketch I did on a stray piece of paper I found in my bag. What do you do your designing on?
I did get all the fabric cut and ready to start sewing the blocks together. Instead of buying more white fabric, I pulled what little I had from my stash. I also purchased more black on white. The more I work with these fabrics, the more I like the colors together. My goal for this quilt is to show off the fabric and the colors together.