Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dramatic Deco Quilt

I started on this project last fall and decided it needed to be finished.  All we did last year was the fussy cutting.

Dramatic Deco Quilt by Jason Yenter for In The Beginning  fabrics. 

These are the fabrics.  They do not show up well in this photo.   You can see the true colors here.

 The zig zag fabric was fussy cut.  This block had 14 pieces and I made 24 blocks.

 These two blocks were fussy cut and paper pieced.  We used Nifty Notions Jigsaw Foundation sheets.  It is light weight and you can see through it so that you can center your fabric and you do not have to remove it.  There were 14 purple and 24 black blocks.

 These were fussy cut but there were only 8 of these

The camera sis not like this fabric.  It is very purple and not blue!  There were 7 of these quarter square blocks.

 I have it laid out on the quilt wall.  I forgot to rotate the photo and again the camera did not capture the colors of the fabric. It is all together now waiting for borders.

 The stripe is a fussy cut mitered inner border, and the floral is the outer border.

I hope to have the borders on tomorrow.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Weekend project

On Thursday I had been with out a project for a couple of days. So I pulled out Mum's Secret Garden from Northcott, designed by Cara Gulati.  I used Norcott's fabric group  Mum's the Word.

The center panel is 5 1/2 inch strips and 2 inch strips.  Then it has a a narrow, a wide and a narrow border.  That was the easy cut and sewing part.   The last border is pieces triangles and diamond shapes.  They are all cut using templates and do not appear symmetrical.  We cut all the pieces Thursday evening.   I put it together on Friday except for the top and bottom pieced border which I completed this evening.  

There is so much gold in the fabric, it does not show the colors well!

All it needs is a back and quilting. And I have no idea how I will quilt it.