Wednesday, 26 February 2014

having fun playing


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Here's my Amethyst block for February of the Classic Meets Modern QAL at Sew at Home Mummy:

Fabrics: Lakehouse dots white on white; Voltage Dot in red and Cross Square in red, Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt;
Red Chevron, The Sweetest Thing by Zoe Pearn

It came together pretty easily though my Y seams aren't perfect. I'm really pleased with my red and white theme and am going to try and use some of the Voltage Dot in each block to tie it together even more. I love seeing all the blocks people have made each month, they all look so different. 


I've got the final flower appliqué block for the butterfly quilt under way. I enjoy picking threads to match fabrics for appliqué, it's my favourite thing next to picking the fabrics themselves!


I can't remember if I gave you any feedback about the big bundle of cheap thread I got from this Ebay shop (sorry if I'm repeating myself). To be honest they are thicker than I would like but they are doing the job. The quilt police would hate them, they are fairly visible. For the mere fact that I got a huge variety of colours for not that much money I am happy with them. If I got serious about doing appliqué though I think I would slowly try to build a collection of colours in a thinner thread. I haven't had any breakages so I know the cotton is strong and for the purposes of making my eldest daughter a quilt that's probably a good thing! Her current job ambitions are to be a scientist, investigator (too much Scooby Doo you can never have too much Scooby Doo!) and a ninja - curious and active about sums her up.



WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


17 comments:

  1. You've matched those threads to fabrics perfectly - yes it can be quite fun can't it. I've not tried Y seams yet - I guess they become easier with practice.

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  2. I'm all for matchy matchy. Nice job :-)

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  3. Those Y seams look pretty good to me! Love scooby and Nancy Drew and all things investigative!

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  4. Can't see an issue with the Y-seams from here!

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  5. love your red block - really stunning.

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  6. I want to be a ninja scientist! Awesome.
    Your block is so very pretty. I love the combo of fabrics you've used.

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  7. Ah sod the quilt police! When I am in an epp frenzy I will use ANY thread that I have as long as it doesnt snap when I do my snap test!!

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  8. Your February block looks terrific.

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  9. Beautiful block.This time was a little tricky but fun too do.Love your fabrics combo!

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  10. **gorgeous**!!! Mind sharing the link to the thread on ebay? :D

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  11. Are you sure your Y-seams aren't perfect?!

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  12. When I started with perle I bought lots of colours on eBay for the same reason. It just is the right way to start a collection in my mind.

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  13. Love the block! Those Y seams look pretty good to me!

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  14. be proud to be the mother of a investigative ninja scientist! Good for her to think outside the box! I love your fabric choices.

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  15. When doing applique I use only two colours - beige and light grey but silk thread which blends in with any colour - it is much thinner and your stitches hardly show and saves buying lots of different colours and re-threading your needle (very important with my eyesight - do they put holes in needles nowadays?)

    Forensic scientist??

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  16. Wow that's stunning in your fabrics.

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