Monday, March 21, 2011

Design Wall Monday

What a weekend.  Does anyone else get obsessed about making something work until you exhaust yourself?  Between the "Fiesta" quilt problems and figuring out the Make The Cut software, I've been a mess.  DH finally told me to get off the computer and made me watch TV last night.  The mania just doesn't let you stop.

Throwing out the "Fiesta" blocks made me feel amazing.  If something isn't working, you don't have to toss it, but put it away until you can work it out.  I did email Karen Kay Buckley about my invisible machine issues and she said it was the thread, not me.  It's so wonderful that so many quilting professionals will help via an email.  It means a lot.

I do have a block to put up as I finished it this morning:

How did I get this done so fast?

I figured out to draw on the sticky side of the fusible webbing with a pen.  A pencil will rip up the fusible webbing making it useless.  Then when you pull off the paper, your pieces are ready to cut out.  You don't have to reverse your pattern or deal with your webbing coming off the paper while you trace.

I used a circle template to get perfect circles.  Karen Kay Buckley's circles are wonderful.  Now if I can just find the bag to put these back.  I'm sure the ring is for putting all of them on, but I use it to keep track of the ones I'm using.  These came out perfect.

Now to finish satin stitching block 2 of "My Tweets" if my eyes don't give out first.  I have loved doing this pattern and it's going to be stunning once it's done.

Check out Judy's blog over at Patchwork Times to see more designs.


Sue Daurio said...

Love your finished block. I have the fiesta patterns saved, but haven't started on it. I do understand the whole obsession thing...sometimes it seems as tough the answer is so close...and yet sometimes just walking away for a little bit gets the solution there faster.

happydaysquilting said...

I love the colours of your Tweet!
I am obsesed with my sewing, its all I want to do and I dream about it too!

Barb said...

This block is amazing!!

Cecilia said...

This looks very nice, can't wait to see more!

justquiltin said...

Gorgeous applique block!

Karla Hartzog said...

So pretty! Keep posting!