Wednesday, August 05, 2009

WIP Wednesday - Week 32 - The Start of DQS#7...

At last I have been able to make a start on my quilt for DQS#7. I am going back to the joys of paper piecing. My partner said she liked Kaffe so I have pulled some of his prints from the stash. The quilts I did for DQS#5 have always been a personal favourite so I am running along those lines so to speak but going in a circle. I have based the design on a free pattern found here. I'm going to do something else in the centre..... Sewing on curves scares me though so if it all ends up a mess I'm moving onto plan B. I don't exactly have a plan B though, so fingers crossed it does work!

I am still sewing with Nan's machine, it is a trooper! I sewed over a pin and it kept on going.

10 comments:

Leah said...

Looking great Helen :) I printed out the same pattern for the same purpose... but I might chicken out!

Kelly said...

That looks great! I had to laugh seeing that pin though, wow!

Shari said...

I am just learning to do curved flying geese! So far so good, but I'm not sure yet how I will finish it off... love your colours...

Donna said...

I LOVE paper piecing, haven't done any in a while ... maybe you've inspired me to go that route with my doll swap quilt ... which I haven't started! And thank goodness it was only the pin and not your finger (I did that once when I was a very young seamstress ... not a happy experience!)

becanne said...

I've loved these quilts since i saw your first one and I've been dying to try paper piecing ever since.
I've copied a pattern from a magazine with paper-pieced flying geese used as the pattern on a lizard's body. As soon as I saw it I went "Ah ha - that's how she did it" and promptly filed it in the every growing too-hard-for-now basket.

I really look forward to seeing this one as you work on it. You have such a great stash!

The Calico Cat said...

I'm still impressed!

The Calico Cat said...

I blogged you...
http://thecalicocat.blogspot.com/2009/08/reminder.html

Emma said...

It's looking great! Well done on managing to sew through a pin! Have you changed the needle? That would probably have bluntened it rather!

AJ said...

A pin...Yikes!!

Love the colours!

Bronwyn said...

That is one tough cookie of a machine! I love hunting through your colourful stash of Kaffes you picked - v. v. impressed with the curves!