The grass is green….in the house. There’s still snow all over outside.
If you’re trying to figure out what I’m up to, this post explains it for you.
The bottom of the quilt is all the dark green blocks. You’re looking at it from the side. I first made crazy log cabin blocks, and then decided to do the paper piecing along the whole edge. That was a huge slice of crazy pie!
I took newspaper paper (is that what that stuff is called?) and drew out the curve and then drew in all the pieces.
Then is was just a matter of sewing them….one piece at a time.
On the bottom of the photo, you see what I have done all rolled up and pinned to keep the roll intact. This piece was 12 feet wide.
Then I tore off all the paper….one piece at a time.
I trimmed the edges up and applied 1/4 inch wonder under to the edges, just to anchor it until I can quilt the tar out of it!
Then I pinned it onto the quilt base and ironed it on. It just has a row of stitching along the edge for now. The machine quilting will hold it down til Jesus comes!!!
The first piece curved down and is in the middle of the grass. Then I created a hill above it and did another six feet of paper piecing.
One more shot!
The paper piecing was a lot of work, but I think it will be totally worth it! And strangely enough, I want to make this now!
The next step is to do the top 12 feet of the quilt. It’s all going to be sky. Six colors of sky!
I’ve done all the math and I’m ready to set up a cutting rotation and go at it!
After the sky is finished, I basically have a 12 X 15 quilt. It will be a relatively blank canvas. Then it’s time to start playing. Trees, birds, flowers, sun, a giraffe, and maybe even a hedgehog. I have lots of ideas swimming around in my head.
I’ll leave you with a photo of my assistant. She’s been zero help! Somehow I ended up with two dog beds in my sewing room, and her biggest problem is deciding which one to sleep in.
I’m so looking forward to the weekend. Its been a busy week and I’m looking forward to doing a bit of what the dog does all week! There will be sewing, knitting, and spinning. The laundry room will be emptied out! It’s piled high but everything is clean and folded! And….we can finally get at the grill without climbing over a snowbank!
Life is good! God is good!