Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Dabbling


     I completed my first paper-pieced project!  Woot!  Via Connecting Threads Incredible Tutorial, for      the Fussy Square Swap on Flickr hosted by Amanda at What the Bobbin.  This holiday swap has been inspiring, motivating!  I printed the template out Amanda has up on Google docs, and attempted to figure it out with no tutorial, which ended in failure- twice.  Then I checked out the video Amanda recommends, but I needed even more help- I've never done this before.  I needed tips and advice for the very beginner.  The Connecting Threads tutorial did the trick don't you think??

I'm doing the last bit of the iPernity Holiday Mug Rug Swap as well.  The binding.  The last bit of sewing on the binding trips me up a lot, wishing myself some luck.  The binding will not get me down this time!
Well, the binding got me down a little...



My swoon quilt is on its way back to me from being quilted by Abby at Latimer Lane.  She is based in Utah, which is where I was born, and a lot of my dad's family lives.  I'm excited for the arrival of the quilt back into my home.  I suppose I should be working on getting the binding ready, eh??  Must master binding.  Must master binding.  That sounds a little weird.  You know what I mean though, I hope!




My new fave tea!
Linking up with: Quilt Story and Freemotion by the River and Blossom Heart Quilts and I have to say

18 comments:

  1. In love with that mug rug especially the confetti print in the background:):)

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    1. Ahhh... thanks. Thanks for coming over.

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  2. Oh I love those fussy squares. And the mug rug - cute cute cute! I'm going to have to start right away on Jan 2 sewing for next year's Christmas. So much to do, so little time!

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    1. I might have a new infatuation- fussy squares! I blame it on Amanda from What the Bobbin!!! All her fussy square posts pulled me in. But what a fabulous ride it is!

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  3. I have trouble with binding as well. My least favorite part of quilting. Those darn corners! Cute mug rug!

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    1. I'm thinking I should actually follow some of the binding tutorials all the way through!

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  4. Love the fussy squares...of course! That mug rug is cute! The tree fabric with pinwheels on it was an inspired choice :) Lost of fun stuff here :)

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  5. Yay, thanks! Just sent some fussy squares your way! Fussy squares crossing the country- love that image!

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  6. The fussy squares are really cute!

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    1. Thanks Kim! It was so rewarding to create these!

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  7. your fussy squares look great! I think binding small things like mug rugs is trickier than big quilts. good luck with your Swoon binding :)

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    1. Now my swoon quilt came back, so I will be practicing binding again.

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  8. Those fussy squares are so cute!! They look great!

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you Soma. They really were a treat to make.

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  9. Great blocks and I think you have that technique figured out! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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    1. Thanks Connie, so much more to learn!

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    1. Thanks Julie-Katie! A rewarding start it was. Thanks for sharing.

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