Moda and splendid Sampler

I’m finishing some projects so that I can pack them for the trip back to New Hampshire.

Dear Jane has two blocks ready to tack down the binding and four blocks ready to quilt.  I will do some of the hand work tonight.

star2The Moda Block, Circle and Star by Jan Patix is finished,  I made it using a technique that I learned from David Taylor.  The block was invisible machine appliqued using Gypsy paper on the back of the fabric for stabilizer.  The edge was turned under with spray starch which was sprayed into a dish and applied with a q-tip.  When pressed, it makes a sharp seam to stitch with a blanket stitch.


cat1The Simple Sampler block, Cat Nap by Nicole Ves Van Auezathe was supposed to be hand embroidered.  It represents a cat taking a nap on a quilt.  I read Kat Tucker’s blog and she made hers with free motion quilting and embroidery.  It was much easier.  The cat was supposed to be black, but I only know yellow cats so free motion quilted my cat yellow.  I used leftover pieces of fused fabric.  I keep all leftover fused fabric is a separate baggie so that I won’t use it by mistake when I think that the color is just what I need.

I have the small quilt that I have named “Mistake” on the sewing machine now.  I am even feed foot quilting it using painter’s tape for a guide.  Six of the blocks are finished, six more to go.  Then the sashing, borders and binding.  I might not finish it before I go back to New Hampshire.  The Quilt Show is this weekend.  There won’t be time to quilt.

Have a great day and happy quilting.

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