Thursday, January 17, 2008
This is the center block for a Mexican-themed quilt I'm starting to work on seriously this week. I pulled fabric and got the center block done a couple of months ago then got sidetracked by other projects.
Meanwhile I got the new sewing machine. I designed this quilt with a variety of sizes of sashed blocks and it's crucial that the seam allowance is consistently the same on each block in order for them to fit correctly. That's been the struggle this week....and some blocks have been "sacrificial"...and will likely end up as pot holders!!
Let me show you some parts:
Look at these lovely Kaffe Fasset shot cottons that I'm using as the sashing for the blocks....they are just toooooo yummy and I'm having big fun picking which colors to use on each block.
I love the Dia de los Muertos images in some of these fabrics...those skeletons are great, and so are the Talavera Tiles. All of these images are little memories of my experiences in Mexico, and have made me just a little bit homesick this week.
The coco masks remind me of the kitchen at my friend Dottie's casita in Punta Mita where we lived....she collected them and displayed them there. She gets so excited with every new find!
This quilt top will take a little more time as there is really no way to do assembly line piecing. I think though that the finished product will be way fun and worth the time. I have so much more of this theme fabric than I will ever use...so I have to figure out how many of these quilts I want to make, and most likely will only make one other one of the pattern and design that I drafted and am working on now. Maybe simple patchwork, or a Yellow Brick Road/Turning Twenty kind of pattern will eat up the yardage and help me bust the stash.
Be back later....