Friday, March 25, 2011

Ok, it's started!!! Updated Again

Oh I'm so excited.  I started on my husbands' quilt.  Ok I started working on those little tiny 2 inch diamond in a square blocks and made a little design change.  I think I like the new version better.

It's getting bigger.  Next are the radiant beauties, that may take a while for me!



UPDATE:  Ok so I made my first radiant beauty ever.  Which wasn't all that bad for a first try.  But I may have another design change.  It's a 5.5 inch finished block and that little red curved  seam down in the corner is a bit more that I can handle.  I tried, and I may try it a couple more times.  But I'm thinking if it stays it's a good candidate for applique.   I think I can handle the other curves, but that little tiny one....I'll give it two more tries and then may have to re-think that one.  If anyone has any suggestions for small curved seams I would LOVE to hear them!

One last update before I start a new post - I finished half of the radiant beauties.  The little red curved seams were just too much for me.  I tried applique but then when sewing them together, matching the red semi circle, the orange semi circle and the blue at the top became too much.  I could everything to match except the red semi circle.  So I improvised and added a .25 inch strip of bias strip.  Nothing a little bias strip can't fix!  I swear its like duct tape, fixes everything!  It's not perfect, but I'm not a perfectionist and good enough is ok with me.  And hey I have half of them so I think that deserves a partial Whoop! So what do you think? Does the bias strip look too funny?

Head over to Sarah's to see what everyone is whooping about http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/2011/03/can-i-get-whoop-whoop-when-life-hands.html


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12 comments:

  1. Way to go - a good project for National Quilting Day!

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  2. OMG - I love that. I will definately be following the progress of this quilt !

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  3. It is beautiful and I think any design changes will make it more and more lovely. Nice piecing work on that NY Beauty. I don't think I would every have the guts to try it :)

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  4. If you are machine piecing this, you might try handpiecing that tight little curve in the corner. Hand sewing just that little seam won't slow you down that much and it will make it easier to get the nice smooth curve you want.

    The project looks like it's going to be a phenomenal quilt.

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  5. That is a gorgeous quilt, and a great design.

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  6. WOW. I love the colors and it's going to be absolutely amazing when it's done.

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  7. You can try making your stitches smaller and maybe a smaller seam than a 1/4 inch. Also you can clip the curve like you would do in dressmaking. If you make the seam smaller you can use Fray Block (I prefer Fray Block over Fray Check - it doesn't get hard or turn yellow)to keep the edges from fraying out. That should work............

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  8. It's beautiful! I would hand applique that red curved seam.

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  9. OMG!! It's beautiful and a LOT of work but when I saw that the components for the NY beauties are 5.5 inches. . . OMG!!

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  10. OMG,Sue. This is going to be a fantastic piece of work! I love these kinds of endeavours and I know YOU can pull it off!

    Kat, currently overnighting in Georgia!

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  11. Wow! That is going to be a fabulous quilt. I'm Following so I can see the progress. I agree the little center could be much more easily hand appliquéd on top.

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  12. Sue, this deserves a total Whoop Whoop!!! That is so beautiful and I can't imagine piecing those Radiant Beauties..... Remember, you don't have to finish to get a whoop whoop!!

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