Wednesday, March 2, 2016

From Audition to Center Stage


Well, it would appear that I've gone just a little beyond auditioning blocks to slipping into a completely new project... but not without good reason! This past weekend was our Modern Patchwork Treffen (quilting group) here in Hamburg, and I needed something to work on. While I'm coming close to the end of quilting my Farm Girl Vintage quilt, I am now in the process of considering quilting options for the border... and I need to have a little more concentration (and space) for actual quilting. Not really the best take it with you project. But I have to admit that it was reassuring that I wasn't the only one with a new project in the works... in fact we all had new projects that we were working on! 



It was so fun to see the variety of our projects... each person with their own style, different color palette, and range of tastes. As always the exchange was great... sharing ideas, quilting techniques... and come on, who doesn't love talking about fabric?!? In the end we arranged our finished blocks to admire them all in one spot. 



As far as other projects in the works go, I've almost convinced myself that maybe I really can quilt my Facing East quilt instead of sending it off. All the ladies in our quilting group are cheering me on to quilt it myself! I've been playing around with a few quilting design options, but am still debating what is best for this quilt. I drew out a few designs on baking paper and placed them over the top of a picture of my quilt. I had thought either one large graduated circle or several smaller graduated circles with some straight line quilting... any thoughts? too busy? favor one over the other?



Few on words, but heavy on pictures... What's on your work table this week?

Linking ups this week to Let's Bee Social and Sew Cute Tuesday.

12 comments:

  1. I love your new center stage project. Seeing the nine blocks together is amazing. It appears they speak to be more and more with each block you finish :)

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  2. Sounds like a fun meeting with your guild.... All those blocks together look fabulous. I am not surprised you could not stop making your new blocks. They are so pretty! I like your first idea for quilting Facing East, but would recommend just doing a spiral instead of individual circles. No threads to bury!

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  3. It looks like a fun group sewing time! Your blocks are really pretty! I think I like the several circles with straight lines for the quilting, although I would personally have no way of knowing how to accomplish it, lol!

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  4. I love seeing your blocks, they always make me smile! I am the last person to ask about how to quilt something! However, I did just finish a mini using concentric circles! It sounds like you have another great sew-along with friends!!

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  5. I love the several circles with the straight line quilting, although it would be more challenging than the large one. Your blocks are beautiful, I love the bright colours.

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  6. Wonderful colour choices. Your blocks are fun to look at =)

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  7. Love that block for your new project!! And as for the quilting I love the circles and straight lines idea.

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  8. i'm glad you are going to quilt this one yourself. Both options would look great!

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  9. Hi Allison! Beautiful, fun blocks and your photos are great! x Teje

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  10. Beautiful blocks all together! I agree with Lorna, spirals would be easier than circles. I like the contrast of the circles with the straight lines, though. I'm finishing up my BOM from 2014 and keeping up with current BOM's! Julie@TheCraftyQuilter.com

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