Friday, March 2, 2012

Flea Market Fancy Progress II

Just so that you know that I haven't been sitting on my hands this week, here is a little of the progress that I've made on my Flea Market Fancy Kaleidoscope Quilt.


The above image was taken at first count.

 You know when you are beavering along sewing blocks, 
not stopping to check on "how many more?" 
in the hope, that when you do eventually count, 
that you're almost done?  

Well, this only half way there ...

But late last night early this morning I finally met my target of 200 paper pieced triangle units and therefore 100 blocks.  Paper piecing is a wonderfully rhythmic process, but after say 100 the same units it does become a little tedious.  Trust me on this.

I have minimized off-grain side edges of  blocks and therefore all foundation papers have now been removed.  I can't wait to sew the blocks together and finally see the full impact created by the fabrics and the design.


Rita

30 comments:

  1. Those blocks are looking so darn cool Rita!!

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  2. I love these blocks....so neat!

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  3. I can't wait for my pile of FMF to arrive..soon I hope!

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  4. Soooo pretty - and what a COOL pic!

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  5. Only only word for this - YUM!!!

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  6. I am anxiously awaiting my bundle(s) of FMF as well, although I have no idea what I'll do with it!! Love how you are using yours!

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  7. I love this block and i FMF they look great.

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  8. On 'Deadliest Catch' they refer to the long process of repetitive work (usually without meals and sleep) as 'the grind'...I think your efforts qualify for that. But your reward is so much more appealing than a tank full of Alaskan King crab. Hope you catch up on your sleep tonight.

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  9. Beautiful photography Rita! Everything looks like candy!

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  10. Wonderful blocks Rita - I am sure all your hard work will turn this into a stunning quilt.

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  11. This one will be amazing!!

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  12. I love how it's looking so far!

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  13. Beautiful! How do you think it wou,d look in red and white solids?

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  14. I would love to try some paper piecing some day. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  15. When you say you have minimized off-grain side edges of blocks, how did you do that? Thanks.

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  16. Oh, yikes, they're marvelous!!!!! And I have the same question as Kathaleeny above.

    Isn't FMF marvelous? Am so glad it's being re-issued. The way you've paired it with white really makes it pop. Lovely choices!

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  17. Just stunning! If this shows up in your shop, I am going to be seriously tempted!
    Love the FMF so much and can't wait for my bundles to arrive!

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  18. This looks amazing! I am relatively new to the Denyse Schmidt craze...sadly, I didn't recognize it soon enough and missed out on some gret fabrics--are all of the fabrics in your quilt from that collection? It looks great! I can't wait to see the finished project.

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  19. go, rita, go! i think you are going to out-do yourself with this quilt.

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  20. Love how all those skinny little points are coming together! Great job!

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  21. Good job, Rita! Your comment reminded me of when I finally figured out how many more flying geese i had to go and discovered I was only halfway. Such a sinking feeling... But, it WILL be worth it.

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  22. Shaaaaaaazam. This quilt is going to be amazing! I want to make one!

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  23. Amazing!! Love the paper piecing idea - am yet to try it and am looking forward to it!

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  24. so, SO beautiful!!
    I would love a tutorial for this! Having never done foundation piecing, I wouldn't have the slightest clue how to start, but this sure makes me want to give it a try. Your quilt will be just stunning!!

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  25. Wow, this quilt is going to be stunning!

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