03 March 2011

a work in progress

One of my Flickr friends, Jennifer, is in the process of putting together an auction quilt to benefit the LA Revlon Run/Walk, raising funds for cancer research. The request came through one of the online bees she has organized, Seams Perfect - a Modern Scrap Bee, and given my new(ish) ample time to play in the sewing room and my even newer fascination with the online bees, I was more than happy to answer the call (as was most everyone else participating in our bee, I might add!) Not to mention any desire to contribute to such a worthy cause...

Anyhow, the timing of her request was just so that this seemed a great opportunity to test my newly learned ability to print a paper-piecing template from my EQ7 program. I had been playing with a spiderweb quilt on EQ7

and thought I would test my skills on this one block... Oh, and for you Seams Perfect gals - you'll likely be seeing this illustration again in the future, but that's a topic for another time. Anyhow, eventually I managed to get the pieces printed, then had to cut and tape the separate pages together like a puzzle until I had (4) 45-45-90 triangles. Next time I do this, I'll try running legal-sized paper through the printer and see if that helps.

Then on to the fun part - fabric selection and the actual paper-piecing! The scrappier the better, I say, so I went rummaging through my blue and white scraps to see what I had to work with, within Jennifer's parameters. I had forgotten about this excellent Amy Butler Love fabric until just recently, and it's doing well for me!

Then came some adventures in paper piecing...

... until I ended up with 4 pieced triangles...

... and finally a finished block!

I look forward to my next attempt, which will hopefully go smoother than the first, but I certainly cannot complain about what it yielded!

1 comment:

  1. Love your spider blocks colors (fruit wine sounds good too!).