Caught Up and Moving On
Today I finished sewing on the outer road. It is pressed and ready to be put away awaiting the final ring. I’ve printed off the pattern, still need to enlarge it to appropriate size and sew the next pieces. I am not a paper-piecing fan and have altered the directions to accommodate my sewing style. I’ve had a lot of fun pulling from my large collection of novelty prints and will continue to do so.
but now it is time for me to move on.
This is the start of my SAQA donation piece. I thought I’d try something a bit different this time.
The background is pieced from remnants of a quilt top I bought several years ago—meticulously pieced with 1/8 inch seams. After making a quilted jacket and matching purse, I saved the bits and pieces, put them together and heavily stitched in lines.
On one of our trips to the Cat-Tail Reed Marsh, I captured these three boat-tail grackles on the walkway. Instead of using just a fusible I chose to use a fusible interfacing.
I have yet to do the stitching—but small pieces are great for experimentation.