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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WIP Wednesday

This week my Work In Progress piles have been made a little lighter by adding in a new New York Beauty Block. I now have 5 of the 10 beauties.  The patterns I am using are free and can be found on Ulas Quiltseite.

I have modified a couple to suit my vision. That is the greatest thing about sewing, you can modify to make it yours! 

This is Block 7. I have also made Block 0  Block 5 and others that seem to be missing a post. I will add those to a future WIP Post. I seem to be sewing faster than I am posting.  This may be to my advantage.



These blocks are made using a variety of Alison Glass fabrics mostly from her Sun Prints for Andover Fabrics. I have them all mashed together so I have no clue what is what any longer I am grabbing what looks good and going for it!  So far this madness method is working!

The paper pieced blocks are constructed using Aurifil 50wt thread. The 50wt 2 ply is thin and will lay flat and not add to the bulkiness of the seams. My go to color is typically 2600 but I have been out of it for a few months and had to go to the 2620 which it perfect for the Robert Kaufman Metallic Essex linen Fog.  Melts right in!

I love the fact that these blocks are very straight forward and pretty easy to put together. I was fortunate to be able to relax and assemble the curved pieces with the Clover mini clips ( I am so in love with these for almost everything now) while listening to social media building webinars.

I cannot watch things while I am sewing but I can actively listen while doing other passive tasks.



In no time,  the first section completed.  The modification was the center rainbow was supposed to be reversed but in my head it looked better this way.

I went for it!

Thrillsewing at it's finest!

You don't know unless you try...right?


There was also the great multi use tool discovery of the week!  My Dritz EZY-HEM metal ruler makes a FABULOUS paper piecing ruler.  One of the kids 'borrowed' my ruler for a school project and forgot to return it to its proper place. Now that I know this trick, I will not need my old ruler back!  Some people use cardstock but I prefer the sturdiness on the metal ruler.

Check out how easy this tool makes pre-folding the paper! I adore useful tools in the Go- Go Studio!

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There is one more NEW addition this week and I can only give little sneak peeks for this project.  This one is on a hard deadline ( meaning I will probably start three more projects before it is due...LOL) but here is the start...



Aren't they SO PRETTY! The are by Shari Butler from Doo Hickey Designs and are called In the Meadow.  You can see more by visiting Sweet Bee Designs.

I hope you are having a productive week! 



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2 comments

Pamela said...

Thanks for the tip about the Dritz ruler! I will definitely have to remember to try this out next time I do paper piecing.

ShirleyC said...

The piecing looks so tedious, but the ruler is a great idea!

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