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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Piecing


I have spent some time with my new machine on the table today. I finished the duvet cover. It's just large squares so it was a good one to start on with an unfamiliar machine. Today I cut and pieced blocks for a table topper from a 2001 The Quilter magazine that I picked up at the thrift shop awhile ago. It's a bit more precision so I am moving up to the next step. I finished the blocks and since I took the picture I have sewn together half of the rows. The color is really off on my computer screen. The lighter strips are almost pink and the background is just off white. The dark is a dark brawn with off white dots. It will be a good one for the new frame because I can try pantograms or free motion in the snowball blocks. I'll probably start with the Mile-a-Minute quilt though because the mistakes (if there are any, ha ha) will be pretty well hidden by the patchwork.

6 comments:

meggie said...

That looks very effective, even if the colours dont come out right on the computer. It looks darker here too.
You will have a lot of fun with your new machine!

Quilt Pixie said...

sounds like you have a good solid plan for moving forward with "getting to know you" work on the new machine :-) It sure seems to be working fine with you!

ForestJane said...

Ah, I like the woven look there! And when I clicked on the picture, I was able to see the colors much better.

Can't wait to see it when it's quilted!

Suze said...

Even with traditional blocks you branch out into new directions.

Nellie's Needles said...

This woven together design is so appealing. But then your choice of fabrics is great, too. I love polka dots.

Lynda said...

Mile a minute will be perfect for trying out your new quilting system. I bet you don't even make any mistakes, anyway!