Thursday, July 3, 2014
Ballerinas + Q2 round up
Progress was made! Ballerinas quilt top is done! Yipee!
One of the reasons I have been putting off this project is that I was worried I have not enough of background fabric. I bought 2m without any exact plan. It is local no brand and the width is 140cm. Once I pieced the houses and pinwheels together I had to do some math. Eeek. I had about 50cm of WOF plus approx 80cm which I could use for all the rows.
I pieced all the rows. They finished 132cm wide (nearly 52") which is just right. I added some WOF strips in between. Simply everything I could and my measuring tape said 185cm (nearly 73"). Pretty good considering I had no real plan or sketch. Honestly I don't know how you calculate how much of background you are going to need.
How many scraps do you usually end up with? I have one charm square left and tiny bit of green. Call me Lucky!
If you want to see how it is pieced, have a look. It is modified, charm square friendly version of Neighborhood by Elizabeth Hartman.
This quilt was also on my Q2 FAL list. I don't think I'll rush the quilting and finish within 3days but it is No.1 project for Q3! You can check out what others have made during Q2 at the finish party.
I finished 3/6. How do you call that? Tie? Let's check them out before I start feeling like a looser.
At the end of April I finished Color wheel quilt. It has become part of my sewing space and it feels like I have it there for ages.
I was on roll back in April since I finished Triangle quilt as well. I haven't finished any in May or June!
I always wanted bag made out Echino. I finally have one and I love it. It's my current favorite bag.
That's it! I don't know about you but I have mixed feeling about Q2.
Linking up with finish it up Friday @ Crazy mom quilts.