Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WIPS: Piecing Gems

Wednesday already?  It's been a fast week, playing catch up after being out of the office for a week will do that.  There's not been a great deal of time for stitching in the evenings and what time I have had was spent on finishing up the binding for the Zombie quilt.  I've just got about 20" left to go on that. 

The few minutes I had in the sewing room Monday evening was spent cutting the remaining sashing strips needed for Bejeweled.  All the blocks were finished a couple of weeks ago.  Over the weekend I started sewing the columns together and started adding the sashing strips.  


 Bejeweled
From the book "All About Strips" by Susan Guzman

The strips hang off the design wall, so some of the blocks at the bottom of the quilt are still in the project box.  I'll pull those out as I sew the columns.  It seemed prudent to start with the outside columns and work in. Overall it's coming together pretty quickly when I have a chance to work on it.  Drama Teen is happy with all the colors.  She and I discussed replacing the dark plaid, but she likes the contrast.  To be honest neither of the plaids photograph really well, they have a lot more detail in them than shows up in the photo.    

Linking up with:
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19 comments:

  1. I didn't realize there would be so much variety in the fabrics. DT chose well. I like it.

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  2. This is coming along so nicely / love the colors! :)

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  3. Great design! I love the strong purple and jewel tones against the pale background.

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  4. Very fun design... looks like it is fun to sew!

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  5. Looks great and I'm with Drama Teen like the plaid

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  6. I love plaids just for their added texture and design to a project. Wonderful collection/choice of fabrics that really make this pattern sparkle.

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  7. Pretty! I love the contrast between the dark and light! It'll be gorgeous!

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  8. This is so lovely! That larger scale print you used is really pretty!

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  9. It's looking good...also looks like quite a puzzle to keep straight.

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  10. Really pretty! I like the contrast too, DT!

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  12. Looking good! You're making really fast progress on this one. I like the contrast in lights & darks and in the scale of the patterns.

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  13. Bejewelled is lovely, I especially like the colours, and the contrast between them. I think Dram Queen has a good eye.

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  14. This is so pretty, Kate! I like the colors and fabrics you and DT chose! Plus it was fun to look up close at your photos and figure out how all the blocks/columns are put together.

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  15. Yep, I knew I would love this quilt! WOWZERS! It truly looks like sparkling gems! Great job!

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  16. I like the different values in this quilt, and how it pulls your eye around as you look at it. It seems to live up to its name, doesn't it?

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  17. Oh isn't that a great one!!! Love all the jewels!!

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  18. The quilt is awesome! It's going to be an amazing gift.

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  19. Those colors are so fresh, and you are making great progress on the quilt. It looks fabulous!

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