I finished the last of the blocks for the pieced border of Faceted Jewels today. All that's left is connecting the blocks then rows. My goal is to have this top done before March 1st. I guess it all depends on how easy the blocks go together as to whether I make it or not. At this point, I've spent too much time and effort in all the pieces to ruin the whole thing by rushing to get them all connected. The date's only important in my mind.
When I get close to the finish line on one quilt, I start thinking ahead to the next quilt I want to start on. I review the pattern, make sure I have what I need as far as fabric, and rewrite the pattern instructions in a way that suits me. When I finish one quilt I don't want to waste time trying to decide what to do next or the best way to go about it, I want to be ready to attack!
I've decided my next project is State of Grace that uses Shangri La by Three Sister for Moda.
Awhile back I asked for some help with this pattern. I'm just not in the mood to draw all those lines on all those strips. Nicole uses the Angler 2 when she needs to sew angles and her work looks great. I'm also thinking about drawing the block, shrinking it down, and paper piecing it.
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It is for me.......
I'm guessing this roll is thinking, "free at last, free at last". My rolls think the same thing after I eat pizza and get out of my jeans.
Here are the strips, breathing like fine wine, in my sewing room. I just love looking at them while I consider the possibilities. I'm thinking of going with a controlled scrappy on the blocks, making them all in one color way...you know me and scrappy!
I've got at least 3 more days to change this pattern at least a dozen times before I get to actually start on it. Stay tuned, who knows what I'll end up doing!