Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Two hungry birds

Still quilting till my fingers bleed - I will finish that project this week, or perish in the attempt.  Last night I inadvertently sewed my underneath finger to the back of the quilt; a sure sign that I needed to take a break!

I am not one to ignore the signs, so stopped quilting and started cutting:  this is the beginning of the next quilt using my Charley Harper prints, for which I pulled the fabrics just over a week ago.  The Upside Downside fabric has such strong lines that I think I am going to leave it in quite big bits and try to keep the rest of the quilt relatively simple.  

First cuts:


Making the first cuts never bothers me - if I don't like what I do, I can sew them back together, or cut again, it's all part of the fun!


I am going to rejoin the 3 big chunks, maybe using these fabrics.  Watch this space.

Joining in with Show and Tell Tuesday at ihavetosay and Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh.

13 comments:

  1. Lovely project. I love this fabric!

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  2. That looks like a fine start! You can't go wrong with Charley Harper prints. Looking forward to following your progress!

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  3. It looks like fun and the cutting highlights those wonderful birds.

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  4. very interested to see where this ends up - love the prints!

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  5. I like to get started working with no plan. fab fabric!

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  6. I like the colors you picked! What a bold woman to start cutting with no plan!

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  7. You are brave than I am. If I'd sewed through my finger to the back of a quilt, I'd have quit for the rest of the night. I don't think I would have been brave enough to pick up a rotary cutter! Love that bird fabric, btw.

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  8. Love those Charley Harper prints! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

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  9. Ouch ouch ouch! My finger hurts just thinking about what you did- but your cuts already look great :-)

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  10. super cute fabrics, and yikes! I know that hurt!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  11. Love how your colors are coming together. Be careful with your quilting! That sounds like it must have hurt!

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  12. Do you think sewing through the underneath finger is anything to do with being left handed? I do it all the time. Don't ever take up fine embroidery or your fingers will look like pincushions. enjoy your new Charlie Harper.

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  13. Sewing my finger to the back of the quilt...I know that and did it a few times, too. :-/
    The bird fabric is just gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing what you will do with it.

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