Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hot Off The Press Finish!


Can you feel the steam radiating out of your computer screen? When I say that this quilt top is literally hot off the press, I really am not exaggerating! I had planned to have this top finished early in the week, but a weekend cold that just doesn't want to leave has been tagging along way longer than is should have!


I decided to add two more reverse applique leaf sets, which was a nice on-the-couch-with-a-cold project. It felt like it added more interest and a certain balance to the quilt. 


I really dug deep into my scrap bins on this quilt and essentially let my scraps dictate the layout of this quilt. It was a challenge working with so many different sizes and shapes, but also a welcome change that I didn't really have to worry about matching seams.



Now that the challenge of the random and unbalanced piecing is behind me, I'm ready for the next biggie...  I'm planning to do a little FMQ on this!?! I've really only done FMQ on smaller projects and haven't really tackled a quilt, but since this is a relatively small, I thought it would be the best project to get a little practice on.


So essentially I have until Sunday to have this quilted and bound because only finished projects qualify for the Woodland QAL. I generally don't like to take on quilting projects when there is a pressing deadline. Sometimes I find that if I work on a project where my brain is on another project, it robs me of the creative freedom and inspiration to make it exactly how I was inspired.

What about you... do you find that your creativity is surpressed by short deadline on a quilting project?

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10 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I love love love the little bunny!

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  2. This quilt top turned out great! The extra leaves were worth the downtime over the weekend. All the best in the FMQ arena, and getting her done!

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  3. So this turned out amazing! I can't wait for the quilting! I really love the mushrooms, all of it really. The reverse applique vines were the perfect touch to finish it off. I've been wanting to try reverse applique, one day I hope to!

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  4. Very pretty! That silly bunny wandered away from his mushroom. ;) Can't wait to see how you quilt it! Hope you're feeling better!

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  5. The colors in this are lovely~such a great design. Wow!

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  6. This turned out really really well!! (and bigger than I would have expected - but then we are talking about an Allison quilt ;-) The leaves are a really nice addition and I love how you kept the bunny and it's matching(ish) toadstool separate.
    Looking forward to your finish ~ Tracy

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  7. Wow, to me this just looks like the perfect layout for your blocks, including adding three leaf sets. Isn't it fun that it's often the odd- numbered blocks that help make it more pleasing :)

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  8. Looks fabulous, those leaves are the perfect finishing touch. Hope you are feeling better now.

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