April 11, 2017

Moira: Slow Progress

Did get the 7 origami swan blocks stitched up last week.    And I pulled fabric pairs for about 45 or so more blocks and I still have a few focus prints that I want to use that I need to pull a coordinating fabric for.   I'm doing more than are needed for the quilt because until I start laying them out I'm not sure which ones I'll end up using in the final quilt.

These blocks are addictive!  lol.....
I only need 42 for the commissioned quilt so I will have extra ones to play around with later.     Good thing is that once all the pieces are cut and fused down the stitching only takes 10 minutes or so per block.  The fusing of the web to the fabrics, cutting and fusing the blocks is the slow part.

I also managed to make a new sample block for an old pattern and a pattern actually written up for it (had originally been just a couple of .gif's with no instructions) and posted to Craftsy.

And have measured 2 more bag fulls of clothing fabric.   Have one more big stack to measure.   At this point I'm just 5" shy  of 300 yards measured out.  Friday I plan to haul it all down to Austin where there is a place I'll be donating it too.   I'm happy to see progress being made in making the fabric room usable as I go through things and get rid of what I won't use.



6 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

The swans are wonderful and so unique.
Is he new piece at the bottom a cat in a sack or a box? If not please forgive me not being able to tell what it is.

Anonymous said...

Yes please; I cannot quite see what that last block is.

ladyhawthorne said...

I checked her craftsy store and it is indeed a cat in a bag. I think what was throwing me is the dark bit at the end of his tail!

Moira said...

Lol, yes, it is a cat with only the back end showing. The front end is in the bag. I made a siamese cat in memory of the siamese that we had for 20+ yrs.

Judy S. said...

Your swans are beautiful and so intricate! I love the black polka-dotted one especially. Have a nice Easter, Moira!

desertskyquilts said...

Well, thanks, because I thought maybe it was a snail with a periscope. LOL, but now that I know what it is, it does look like a cat in a bag. I like the bag fabric, too.