Friday, October 12, 2018

TIme to sew

circles is 36 in by 36 in
I wish the colors would come out accurately for this quilt. It is not this beige. The fabrics are more silver or gray. The whites are actually white.

Well I think I need to get moving on sewing the background together for this quilt. I have put it off long enough. I think if I take it slow and focus on accuracy I will be OK. On the other hand I might be pulling out my hair!

At any rate having it sitting on my design wall will not get it done. I just have to do it. Usually I find that once I get going it was not as bad as I anticipated.

Do you ever have to convince yourself to get moving on something? I have a hard time getting started on a new project. Then sometimes I have a hard time moving onto the next step during a project.  Is it a fear of failure? I suppose that is what it is. Or making a mistake. I often have that fear when I have created a great quilt top and I worry about messing up the quilt when I quilt it. Maybe I will make a bad decision on the quilting and turn a good design into a bad one. Do others have this fear?

I think at least I have gotten over one of the things I used to do. When I would start a project I would think that I am going to create the best quilt ever. Then of course that does not happen and I am disappointed. Now I realize I am just making another quilt.

Linking to Nina-Marie.

Thanks for reading. Wish me luck with the sewing.

Chris

Friday, October 5, 2018

Circle pixels coming to life....

I really moved forward on the circle pixel quilt this week. The circles are already pieced, but the background is not. The circles are cut oversized so I can decide how I am going to attach them. I will decide that after I piece the background. Things don't line up yet, due to the background not being pieced yet.

I still have a part circle to add to the bottom left. As usual my sewing room looks like a tornado went through. This past Wednesday we had severe storms and a tornado watch. There were 13 confirmed tornadoes in Pennsylvania.


Now I need a title. So far the only thing I have come up with is "She dreamt of circles in the air."  Any ideas?


My canal houses made it to the art quilt show in Auburn NY. I was a nervous wreck until it got there. My name is on the list of quilt artists on the website. http://www.schweinfurthartcenter.org/exhibits_details.cfm?id=104

Linking to Nina-Marie.

Thanks for reading.

Chris


Friday, September 28, 2018

Slightly more progress on the pixel circles

Since we were away for most of the week I only got back to working on this yesterday. At least the fabrics came while we were away.



I think piecing this is going to be a nightmare. I have tried to be accurate with cutting out the pieces, but I feel that could go terribly wrong when it comes down to it. All the angles could come back to bite me in the butt. I've thought about paper piecing this in strips and then applique the circles on top. The long strips are pretty stretchy which could be a problem. Any suggestions? I have stabilized some of them with spray starch. This really needs to be accurate.

Linking to Nina-Marie.

Thanks for reading.

Chris