Aug 27 09

New Product in the Store and Tidbits of This and That

Do you ever feel like you are invested in so many projects that you’re not really getting anything done? That’s how I’ve been feeling lately…working very hard, but I’ve got my hands in so many projects that I feel like I’m not getting enough done because I can’t fully invest in just ONE thing. The Dresden plate block above is a case in point…I started quilting these a few months back and I’m still not done! here’s a close up:

These blocks are all being trapuntoed, so all the quilting is completed when they’re still just blocks, and then I’ll outline all the different pieces of the blocks with invisible thread once it’s been pieced and in the final quilt sandwich. Here’s what the backside of the block looks like:

I just love how it looks like a big sun! I’ve also made a bit of headway in quilting the wall hanging from the last post, the one with Texture Magic centers for the small flower blocks. Here’s a shot of the background quilting on the blue blocks:

That quilting design is called “improvisational pluming.” It’s a very lose version of “plumify it,” except you don’t actually stitch plume units and you don’t have to keep bringing that threadline back to a central axis point. Here’s a shot of the same background fill design on a green block:

…and here’s the quilting for the 4 corner triangles:

I’ve still got more quilting to go on this one, but it’s been a real pleasure to quilt. The batting is silk and it quilts just like buttah!

And we have a new product in the store. I just love using The Applique Pressing Sheet to compose my applique shapes before I place them on my quilt, so we’re now carrying it:

I have a few days in a row to get some quilting done, so hopefully, the next post won’t be so far off into the future!

5 Comments

  1. betsy Says:

    Patsy, these are stunning!

  2. Judi Says:

    This quilt will be spectacular. :D

  3. Brita Says:

    Patsy, I love the loose feathers, gotta try those! Now that I think about it, they look kinda like the ones I make when they’re *supposed* to meet in the center, LOL!

    When I get overwhelmed by the number of projects in progress, and flutter from one to another, not really accomplishing anything, I make a list of them all. Then I put them in priority order. It’s amazing how big a difference that makes!! Altho I sometimes wander off and work on something else, the list helps me focus and helps relieve the stress.

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  5. carol sloan Says:

    I love the applque pressing sheet! I’ve been using one for years. And I love the big bright sun Patsy!