Blocks Are Done

Handful of Scraps, quilts, Wagon’s West (dresden plates)

The Butterfly Parade blocks are finished – I have a little bit of the squares left but not enough for a full row so decided they will go in the scrap box and time to construct the rows.  I will move color around just a little bit before sewing starts but overall it is good the way it is.   Some have asked was this all scraps that I just put together – no it is from two charm collections – Strawberry Fields Revisited and Sew N’ Sew Chloe’s Closet both from Moda.  I thought they went well together.   This is now 11 x 12 rows making it finish at about 44 x 48 – after shrinkage from washing and drying it should be around 42 x 46 at least if not a little smaller.  I will be machine quilting it on my Juki.

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A close up of some of the colors.  I want to mainly distribute the darker four patch blocks a little more so they are not clustered up too much – I could also rearrange completely and have the four patch create more of an X in the quilt.  And I will be trying that out before sewing the rows together.  I was asked how long has this top taken to make as it seems like I have put hours and hours in it already.  I started working on it June 15th and did not work every day at it, when I did work on it I most likely spent about 1 to 2 hours – 3 times a week? something like that I would expect I could go back through the blog and see when I posted about it as those were the days I worked on it.  I am not super fast at machine sewing and I did a lot of pressing too – the seams are pressed open as they are such small blocks.

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Handful of Scraps just pinned to the wall – the upper portion is what I have been working on for my hand stitching the last couple of days – working on the neutrals right now.  This one also I was asked how I am constructing it – I do your regular thread basting to papers and using a whip stitch to connect.  You can use a clip of any sort to hold pieces together if you need to – once you get the hang of it just holding your pieces together with your fingers works out well.  The hexies are 7/8’s inch.

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And Wagon’s West from almost nightly quilting sessions – I pretty much quit by 9 PM lately so I can go out to the porch and enjoy the darkness that brings the heat to a much more comfortable level.

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This area to continue work on last night after I took the photos.

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6 comments… add one
  • Liz Jul 9, 2016

    I love following your daily progress. Lots of inspiration. Hugs.
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  • Deb Jul 9, 2016

    It’s so pretty and delicate : )
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  • Thimbleanna Jul 9, 2016

    Boy, Butterflies is a deceiving quilt — it sure looks like it will be a lot bigger. Let’s make another wagon wheel LOL — I’m going to be sad when you’re done quilting this one!

  • Astrid Jul 9, 2016

    Love your scrappy WIP’s and the WW is going to be amazing.
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  • SewBea Jul 10, 2016

    I LOVE Butterfly Parade. I have been sewing four patch blocks as leaders and enders wondering what to do with them. Your Butterfly Parade Quilt has answered that question. I will be making my own version of this quilt, a very scrappy version. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • Kaholly Jul 10, 2016

    Yay! Just look at all your pretties!
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