Engineer by Education, Project Manager by Profession, Quilter by Passion
Providing Quilting Supplies, Services and Support. My shop has about 500 bolts of fabric, pre-cuts, Aurifil thread, notions and patterns at 301 Main Street, Grand Coulee, WA. Gammill Long-arm machine hand guided quilting up to 96" wide. Complete quilt commissions considered.
Progress on my Skill Builder Sampler includes #31 and 32 blogged about last Wednesday.
But now #33 and 34.
A mini-loan star. Very pleased with my results on this one. I've got one a little larger than this I've been working on for a couple of years (or have it sitting because I just didn't like the results on my Y seams). This one lays pretty flat and I haven't even ironed it yet. I was careful to finger press --I find using my finger nail and the seam between my nail and finger to work really well--the seams as I went along.
Surveyor's Compass. Paper Pieced. I drafted this myself in EQ7 and thought the yellow bits were circular. On closer examination, they could have been straight. So four sections are sewn trying to get a curve (not much) and the other four I sewed straight across. Not really possible to paper piece a curve without cutting the fabric on a curve so it will lay right.I also intentionally oriented the furthest back spike to angle away from the center for the background (red) fabric connection. This helped me to find a way to start with the largest background piece, then the two smallest spike sections, then the smaller background piece; then the yellow, then the middle spike half section, then the largest/foreground spike half section.
Using a background with small hearts that are printed so orderly give an optical illusion to the background that I would rather not have, but it is what it is. On to the last 2!