Welcome to Put your foot down #12. It has been a busy week and promises to stay that way for a while. Monday I shared my Island Batik August Challenge finish which was a remake of my Starlight pattern. The one element that is not in the pattern is the addition of the half square triangle border. I have a new love for hst thanks to AccuQuilt and their hst die.
Speaking of Starlight, there is still time to enter for a chance to win a pdf of the pattern. But you’ll have to hop over to that post and leave a comment with the country you are from to be entered. See here for details and entry.
What’s under my foot?
Mostly, lots of red and white fabric and 3 quilts waiting for binding. One of which I hope I can share with you soon, another will be shared in the November Island Batik blog hop. Sorry. Lastly is the Woven Double Wedding Ring quilt I shared last week.
Now let’s get back to the red and white fabric under my foot. I recently shared that I would be starting a quilt but I wasn’t sure if I would share here or not. The reason being, everyone is so sensitive now a days and I don’t want to offend. There were some pretty reasonable comments left on that post and then I started thinking about quilts I have viewed online in the past. Nothing really offends me and if Molly Sparkles can handle the blow back and uproar his quilt “Don’ t be a dick” created then I think “I got this”.
The first preview. The red fabric is Northcott Banyan Batiks and my favorite muslin. The pieces shown below are for the border which included 1008 triangles. Paper pieced of course! Tip:if you have a quilt with many repeating blocks or difficult blocks you know you will tire of quickly, start there. Don’t begin with the easy blocks. Why? Because all the while you are piecing the easy blocks the more difficult blocks will weigh on your mind and you will subconsciously blow them out of proportion and most likely end up with a UFO. The old saying, ‘the worst is yet to come” holds true with me and quilting. By starting with these shapes first I know the best or easiest is yet to come.
Shares from last week-thank you to everyone who linked up
I love this 16 patch from Viridian’s blog made with feedsack/vintage cotton and muslin.
Anne-Marie from Stories From the Sewing Room shared another of her charity quilts. So pretty.
The Island Batik Beat the Heat blog hop is happening all month long. The fabrics featured in the hop are from the Spring 2019 collection and each week you can enter for a chance to win one of the featured fabrics from Island Batik. Many of the Ambassadors have giveaways as well so be sure to check each blog. Not just for the giveaways but to see the stunning quilts they have created. A list of blog links and dates can be found in my Starlight post from Monday or by clicking on the logo above.
What’s under your foot?
The rules are simple. Any current fiber art project is welcome, just please link back to my page (or grab the html code below) somewhere in your post.
Visit as many links as time allows. Most of all, have fun and make new friends. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for weekly linkies I participate in.