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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Carpenter Star, Projects,

Time for a progress report
Have just completed the four blocks shown below..

As you may be able to see - I have been trying out my new Jamie Wallen 
Ruler from Quilters Apothecary .

I must admit to having problems at first... and kept going back to freehand ... the freehand didn't really look good, and finally after a light bulb moment ... I changed the open toe quilting foot...  to my darning foot.. and.. Voila .. had so much better control with Jamie's ruler.
It ONLY took me till the last of the four block were nearly completed.
 I think I mastered it! 

All the feathers were FMQ

 This was the third block last night.. using a blue water erasable marker.

I also used the purple vanishing eraser pen...and then lastly some blue chalk.

Mostly done freehand on the drawn lines

And the 'tool' I used for the half circles...
 I dropped the plate last night but salvaged enough to draw the last circle.  
My DH has taped up the edges of two of the pieces..in case I need it again :)

Some of the planning... which I didnt use ..

More to follow soon.


Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely! :)
Greetings from Finland!
Hugs, Ulla

Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely! :)
Greetings from Finland!
Hugs, Ulla

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Joan this quilt is going to be stunning. Your FMQ feathers look spectacular and I love how the ruler layout looks. Thanks for sharing with us. Just awesome.

natalia said...

Ah-ha! Dish! excellent idea! and your wonderful work !

Leeanne said...

Good going! I have just bought some of Accents in Designs rulers, but have yet had a chance to try them.

Jacqueline Bahí said...

Hola Joan, quisiera saber ¿dónde has comprado la regla recta y transparente que utilizas para el acolchado? la que tienes en una de las fotos de este post.
Gran trabajo.