Wednesday, August 12, 2009

WIP Wednesday - Week 33 - More Flying Geese in a Circle.

It is looking good. I have sewn the two halves together. Thanks to the sharp acurracy of paper piecing, all the points line up. Thank goodness! I have to trim them and then get started on the curved bits. I haven't sewn curves before and the thought makes me nervous. So to delay it all, I started a second quilt for me!

Or maybe if this one turns out better, this may be my swapee's. Different direction and have changed some of the colour graduation a bit. It always strikes me as amusing how much quicker one works when sewing the second item, three sections going at once here!

I have realized my 500th post passed recently. Didn't have a giveaway as it was right next to my 3rd birthday giveaway. So I thought I'd have one for my 555th post. Stay tuned. And while I have my housekeeping hat on, I have decided that I'll reply to comments left. A few of my favourite bloggers do, it seems the polite thing to do after one takes the time to leave a post. So comment away please! (And have your email setting activated through your blog so I can contact you!)

14 comments:

AJ said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

You amaze me with your skills and creativity!! Keep up the good work!

Andi said...

The second circle was so worth the wait.
It looks wonderful!!!
Andi :-)

Margaret aka Supermom said...

Curves will be challenging if this is your 1st attempt. You may find it simpler to needle-turn applique the curves onto a solid piece than to mess with that small inner circle (until you have practised a bit).
Is looking pretty~

willywagtail said...

You are amazing. I imagine you must have been good in maths or at least geometry. This is very impressive. Cherrie

Donna said...

Helen, this is amazingly beautiful! I think if this where my project, I would try putting together two solid circles the sames sizes as your pieced ones before I actually sewed the "good" ones. I guess clipping around the curves after you sew is the rule of thumb to get them to lay flat. I'll be looking forward to seeing where you go with this.

Stephanie said...

Just wanted to "pop out of lurkdom" and say hello from Ohio (USA)! I also have two little girls, so it is fun to see our similar adventures so far away. Your use of bright colors and new techniques are always inspiring for me. I'm an 'earth-tone square', so I need your variety to spice up my life! Keep up the good work.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Love love your circle of geese! You can do the curves - just take your time :)

Cascade Lily said...

And pin, pin, pin those curves. Sew slowly and you'll be right :)

Looking good. I somehow prefer the direction of number 2. Just don't ask me why!

Shari said...

Your curved flying geese look so good! Just love it - looking forward to the next stage...

Congratulations on 500 posts! Wow.

Cheers!

Cass said...

Looks great Helen but I'm only commenting so you have to reply!

jaybird said...

wow.
that is all i have to say.. wow..
i love paper piecing and you are such an inspiration.. i may make one of these one day...

becanne said...

I also like the clock-wise direction better - for some reason my brain doesn't settle looking at the first one. But love the effect and the colours.
Looking forward to next instalment!

Trisha said...

Your quilt is coming along so nicely. I just love it! You are always so good about making a duplicate quilt for yourself. I always say I should and don't. Way to follow through!

Emma said...

Wow! It looks absolutely fantastic! I want it!!!