In sewing news, the Kaleidoscope quilt continues to grow, somewhat slowly. Here is one more section, pinned to the tree with four pins because otherwise it was going to blow into the neighbor's yard to amuse their dog:
It was very overcast and about to rain again when I took this picture, which I think kind of makes the quilt section look like it's neon or something. Lots of contrast! Turns out I made the lower star block there too small, but I won't tell if you won't! Seriously, I think it's going to be okay since all four of those blocks are too small. I read the pattern wrong, what can I say?
I also put together two more of the center sections, which look like they would be simple to assemble, but clearly we have all overestimated my abilities at the moment:
|Billowing out from the wind!|
Gosh, I love how the colors look! These sections aren't sewn together yet. I think I said before that this quilt goes together like a puzzle, not in rows, so there is another small section that attaches to the middle before the section that was pinned to the tree can be added, and then another section on the other side as well. Then the border is actually added in sections, not as a round. Somewhere along the way I skipped making another set of (different) stars, so I have to make those before I can finish the assembly. But I have all the other parts, so it won't be long now.
The largest border of this quilt has applique, and one quirk of this very strange pattern is the directions given for the applique. Instead of stitching it on before quilting, the instructions say to quilt the quilt first, then stitch the applique on and quilt it using decorative stitches. Has anyone ever done applique this way? Does it work? Is there some advantage to this method that I can't fathom? Let me know, because I'm just planning to do it the way I always have, before quilting.
Thanks for any advice you have! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. It's going to rain again, so no yard work for me! Looks like a good time for a movie. Anyone know of any good ones?
Happy weekend, all! Linking to Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and also Finish it up Friday plus the new linkup Crazy Comment Karma at Prairie Sewn Studios.Come on over and join in!