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.

17 comments:

  1. Oh how sweet those little ballerina's are in their homes. Great use of a fussy cut. Your work is wonderful.

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  2. Oh you're making a ballerina quilt? I had no idea - it's very cool :) *Sandra ducks before Vera can smack her right through the computer* :D I love the top, Vera - it's just lovely - perfect for a little (or not so little!) girl!

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  3. Great finish! Love the 3-D pinwheels!

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  4. Mixed feelings?! You are such a prolific sewist. You may not have checked off all of your Q2 list, but you finished many projects (pouches alone!) in the past three months. I may be a wee bit jealous, actually. : )

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  5. I love all of your finishes! Your 'Ballerina' quilt is darling. Fun bag. It's all wonderful.

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  6. Congrats on finishing the ballerina quilt top - I don't think you could have planned it any more perfectly, so well done for using up what you had on hand!

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  7. Love the Ballerina quilt. THose 3d pinwheels are adorable xx

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  8. that's a fab quilt! How do you calculate the backing? I usually have a guess how big I want the finished item, multiply that by 2, then when I go to buy it, I add another metre, just in case!

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  9. That ballerina quilt if so sweet!! I love the houses and the pinwheels. Love the triangle top too-I need to make one of those, been on my list for at least a year.

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  10. Love your finishes! That triangle quilt is fab and the ballerina quilt would be such for for a ballet lovin' little girlie. I recognized the pattern right away from a book in my library and I love the twist you put on it!

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  11. You did way better than me on your Q2 list! I only got one thing done. Oh, well! The ballerinas are cute and call me weird but I love it when I can finish a quilt and have no scraps left over (less scraps for me to manage I suppose)!

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  12. Great finishes. I'd call 3 out of 6....success.

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  13. This quilt is adorable. You are right about the background fabric. It is very hard to calculate. Looks like you got just enough this time. I enjoy reading about your projects.

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  14. love the houses with the ballerinas...just really really nice.

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  15. I think I use something like Wendy's calculation method to work out fabric requirements.
    It is QUALITY not quantity that counts. Your three finishes are all quality.

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