After being away from my sewing maching for over a week, I am back to sewing! Although I have a lot of projects that need to be completed this week (ie – homework for my Underground Railroad Class and the binding for a wedding present next weekend), I continued with the last project that was left at my sewing table — the Gumball Quilt. I was able to finish one entire block, which consists of 13 peices. I am on the last step to assemble all thirty blocks. I only have a couple of more hours to complete this entire quilt top. I am on a roll; however, I should really work on the projects that actually have a deadline. In the meantime, here is the one completed block:
Links to previous Gumball Quilting posts: The Beginnings of More Projects, Gumball Production, Don’t Forget to Trim the Dog Ears, Friday Night Sew In to Clear The Decks
With all of my new fabric purchases from the Mancuso Quilt Show, I spent this month’s Friday Night Sew In to Clear the Decks. My sewing station was covered in gumball pieces for my current quilt — Stitchin’ Heaven’s Gumball Quilt. I already finished 30 half square triangles earlier in the week; however in one Friday Night Sew In, I was able to crank out 90 more! Notice the huge pile of trimmed dog ears in front of the sewing machine. Tomorrow will consist of building each block so I can finish clearing the decks to start the new projects (notice the plural on projectS, as there are many).
Each month, I find it fascinating to see all of the Friday Night Sew In Projects on the Flicker group!
Links to previous Gumball Quilting posts: The Beginnings of More Projects, Gumball Production, Don’t Forget to Trim the Dog Ears
“Dog Ear” — what an odd name for the excess fabric when sewing angles. I am currently assembling the gumball parts for Stitchin’ Heaven’s Gumball Quilt Pattern. The first step was to sew 30 half square triangles, which consisted of pairing two pre-cut triangles, pinning, sewing, pressing, and finally — trimming the dog ears! With all of these steps, it was critical that I worked left to right with a swivel of my body to go between the sewing machine and the ironing board. Check out my temporary set up in my living room for this project and the 30 half square triangles that resulting from an hour of sewing.
Back in March, I went on a quilting shopping spree at the The Quilt Place and purchased ten blue batiks for Stitchin’ Heaven’s Gumball Quilt Pattern. After six months, I finally opened the kit and went into gumball production mode and made piles of rectangles and triangles that will soon transform into 30 gumball blocks.
Links to previous Gumball Quilting posts: The Beginnings of More Projects
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