Posts tagged: Meteor Shower

Jun 01 2016

May Update

I managed to squeak in a few finishes in May.  The first finish is the Oriental Twinkle Star quilt top (57″ x 57″).

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All the fabric came from my stash except for a couple of dark blue batiks.  There are actually three different background fabrics in the top, but I think it all blends together nicely.  I will be using the black & white stripe for the binding.

The second finish is Meteor Shower.

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This top (72 1/2″ x 88 1/2″) is larger than my design wall, so it was difficult to get a good picture.  The diagram for the top shows two opposite corners mitered and the other two with butted borders.  I don’t remember if this was how Pepper Cory designed the quilt or she was just showing different options.  Either way I decided to go with the mitered corners.

Meteor Showers is not one of my favorite quilts, but I am happy to have moved this from an UFO into a quilt top.

I have also been busy working on the wool owl ornaments.

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Only one more to go, then this project will be completed.  Tomorrow I start on the green Lincoln block.

Marlene

May 02 2016

Design Wall Monday 05-02-16

Meteor Shower is back up on my design wall – again.  I pulled out this UFO in 2014 and then packed it back up.  Here is the one short post about it with this picture

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The first thing I wanted to do was figure out exactly why it was a UFO.  When I took this class with Pepper Cory we received a diagram of the quilt, templates & instructions on piecing the blocks, several other layout suggestions and a picture of her quilt top.  As you can see my color selection was black, gray and lime green, but I didn’t have an overall vision of the quilt and that is why it collected dust as a UFO.

This time I realized that I should have started with a focus fabric.  So after digging through my stash I decided to use this fabric.  050216 (1024x471)After sewing a few blocks and adding them to the design wall, the quilt top was looking a bit dark and unappealing.

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What is wrong now?  After thinking about it for a day, I realized that there needed to be more contrast between the focus fabric blocks and the drunkard’s path blocks.  Back to the cutting table I went.

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This is looking better.  Now I think that I am on the right track.  There is an added bonus to working on this quilt project this month – I will use scraps from the green fabric to make the next Lincoln block.

I am leaving for the Home Machine Quilting Show in Salt Lake City tomorrow, so Meteor Shower & the green Lincoln block will have to wait until I return.

Check out all the other quilting inspiration at Judy’s Design Wall Monday.

Marlene