The rows are pieced for my ode to Semiology quilt leaving just the rows to be sewn together. I thought this would be a good time to give a few more specific details about this quilt, I'm so looking forward to this one being done!
My Accuquilt (a Christmas gift) made the making of this quilt manageable. With 396 blocks needed, and a few extras planned for the back, I loved the piecing of this. Based on Rita's example, I purchased the two dyes to make this block, the 3'' half square triangles (which cuts at least four with each pass) and the 4 1/2'' triangle dye that cuts the center (two with each pass). The fabric cutting was so easy and I learned a great deal about the dye cutter in the process. I mostly cut strips that were 1/4'' on all sides larger than the dyes. I tried putting 4, 6, 8 strips in at once. Each time, all of the fabric cut evenly without any problems, but the cuts with four did best and have behaved the best throughout the piecing. When pieced, these blocks are 6.5 by 3.5, which is perfect for my project. They require quite a bit of pressing at each stage of the process. I'm learning a few tricks with this as well. Make sure to set the seam with a blast of steam before pressing the fabric away from the seam allowance. This makes a really neat and well behaved block. Here they are in formation...
I used fabrics from all of my favorites in this: The light green is Lizzy House Outfoxed Jewels in Light Green, the dark green is Lotus Wallflower by Amy Butler and a third green in the fourth and last rows is Riley Blake Songbird Dots in Green. The reds are Anna Maria Horner's Field Study Fine Feather in Pomegranate and the plaid is Denyse Schmidt Simple Plaid in Red from Chicopee. In the "yellow row" the orange fabric (which looks red in this shot) is Architextures Crosshatch in Tangerine, one of my favorite fabrics ever. The floral center which is sprinkled in other places is a Sevenberry print I had just enough of. The solids are Kona Ash (I just can't get enough) for the geese, Kona Coal, Wedgewood and I'm blanking on the yellow. It's a buttercream color and a strong contender for binding on this... I should find that color!
More "geese" posts here:
I'll finish this top next week, this weekend is for cleaning and arranging the loft, it's a disaster. I'm baffled when it comes to quilting this one... any ideas? I might send it out to be quilted, it's a bit big for my machine, but I might just try some stitch in the ditch quilting and call it a day. I can't wait for this to be loved and used in our house. Happy Weekend everyone!