Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Little Housekeeping....

My blog seems to be getting dusty!  I've been busy, just not much to share.  I'm currently working on a new quilt pattern, but I didn't have enough black fabric, so I'm waiting on a shipment.

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I thought I would test the pattern out with some batiks, I have some scraps and really wanted to see what it would look like.  I'd already fused the pattern on the fabric I plan on using, but got stuck without enough black fabric, and started fusing the batiks. Good thing I did, because I forgot to reverse my templates on the fusible.  Ever do that?  It doesn't inspire confidence.

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Good thing I ordered more black, cuz all those pieces got thrown out.  I'm such a rookie.  Got these to play with on the new pattern too....

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I think I'm going to like this new quilt!

So that's it in old boring Allie-land, I'll have to find something to do while I wait for my fabric - and I think I know just the thing - the Mermaids pattern I won from Debbie!  I've been wanting to do that and now is the perfect time.  What are you working on??

Sue from Cypress, could you email me please?  I seem to have lost your email addy!

35 comments:

Cheryll said...

Oh Allie... never throw them out... you can use them on smaller pieces needed on other projects. Just re-drawn over the lines. That's of course if the fabric is reversible. :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I have done that so many times Allie...I agree with Cheryll...
looks interesting Allie...

Cheryl said...

Done it too.....can't wait to see what you have brewing.

KaHolly said...

Guilty! I'm hand quilting a sweet little owl quilt that I made for a darling little girl. On the machine, I'm just doing little things.

Fiona said...

Yup.. I too have had wrong way round things.... I usually only discover they aren't reversed after all the sewing!!!! read you soon with the mermaids...
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

"doesn't that just rot your socks" when that happens. Looks very interesting though. I once drew a face on a lovely completed dolly all in her beautiful clothing that was stitched on. That was fun putting her back together.Teaches us patience I guess.

Anne said...

Never boring Allie - I'm still stuck on frogs in x-stitch xxxxxx

West Michigan Quilter said...

Been there done that. Don't throw them out. You'll find a use for them on your next project. Can't wait to see what you are doing. You know how I love applique. I just finished up a scrap quilt. Next...I haven't decided yet. So much to do and so little time. It will probably be applique!

Sue said...

Well this looks interesting. I like that you are going to use some beads too?! I'll look forward to seeing how this progresses.

I hope you have a wonderful day. I want to play in the snow but we only got one inch! What. Is. Up. With. That.?! hehehehe

Terry said...

Looks like fun! I can't wait to see what you're making! I've just finished two big quilts this week, and I have a small one to quilt and bind today. Then I think I'm finally going to make some Dresden plates! I've wanted to make some of those forever! LOL

mindingmomma said...

oooh beads! Can't wait to see how you work these in.
I'm working on a Project Linus quilt.

Karen said...

Oh yes, I have forgotten to reverse pieces when fusing. I might get all but one right sometimes. And sometimes I forget to do it at all.

Sandra :) said...

Yes I've done that too - forgot to reverse the pattern before cutting - sometimes you can salvage the pieces, sometimes it's less stressful to just toss 'em, lol.

Linda said...

Can't wait to see what you are making with all those pieces!!

Shasta said...

All those beads look like a lot of fun. When I reverse my pieces, I generally leave them that way - unless they are words, how are people going to know if the bird was supposed to face left or right?

unfinishedquilts said...

I cannot wait to see what you are making! Looks interesting, and beads?!?
I pulled out a quilt that I put away 3 years ago, one thing didn't go together right and I got discouraged. So, I pulled it out this week and started ripping, then more ripping, gosh I could have gone on for hours! After looking at this I am amazed they let me near a fabric store at all!lol I have it all lined up now, rows ready to be sewn. Next weeks project all ready to go!
Did you get much snow? The kids got the day off school, we were dumped on. I hate driving in it, really afraid of it. Hope it lets up a bit before 2!
Hope your fabric comes and soon! I really am curious!

Linda said...

I'm anxious to see what you will do with this! Looks like its going to be great!

Liz said...

I can't wait ot see it!

Linda in Calif. said...

I have that box of beads too. They sure come in handy. Awe. That's too bad you did it wrong the first time. I've been lucky enough when I've done that, that I could use it in reverse. I'm waiting for fabric too. I started working on a sun but realized I don't have the background fabric. Maybe today I'll get it.

Dolores said...

Good luck with the waiting. I have so many things to finish up, I just have to decide which one to work on next. Lovely beads.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh, I can't wait to see your new pattern! Yup, I've done that, too :)!! Lovin those beads!!

Ivory Spring said...

Can't wait to see more, Allie! Don't wait too long to show us the final result, k? :)

Mama Pea said...

I have done that before, myself! Drives me nuts! Love all your little beads. So fun to look at them in their little organizers! Hope you are staying warm and dry!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I don't want to even think about how many times I have forgotten to flip designs before fusing, especially with letters and numbers.

Your new design looks like fun! I love those containers of beads you have. Not that I "need" more beads right now but did you order them online?

Sue from Cyprus said...

Oh Allie, those beads look exciting!! Go on, show us a peep of this new quilt? Beads look gorgeous... I love embellishing my quilts with beads and buttons!!

Carrie P. said...

OOOO! can't wait to see what you are up to.

Heather x said...

OOOhhhh the shapes look interesting my friend! Can't wait to see the finished quilt....or even the progress lol.

*hugs* Heather x

Marg H said...

It's looking great - can't wait to see progress. Yes, I have done exactly that - not reversed the shapes. Have also fused onto the right side instead of the wrong! Enjoy the mermaids. Cheers

Val said...

Very interesting with beads. I have just got my head around stitching. Beads would drive me batty! The strong colours look great. I was so excited to be making my first applique scene that I did the great big tree the wrong way. It couldn't just be a little thing. I am waiting on some stash fabric with a couple of panels as well. I got it at a real bargain :) It is time though for me to clear away the patchwork and start sewing some travel clothes. I had a look at the mermaid pattern on Debbie's site. The one in the picture looks fabulous. What way are you making them?

Vicki ♥ said...

Looking forward to seeing your new creation Allie :) I am sure it will be lovely and it is intriguing. Hugs Vicki x

Michelle May said...

Nope, don't throw them out. You can make little pieces for something else for sure!
Can't wait to see what you're up too.
Hugs!

Talin's Corner said...

I think we have all done the "reverse" thing. It's not so bad when you can correct the problem (having more fabric really helps), but sometimes, I just have to reverse the pattern...

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Ah, don't you love the lessons in patience? Waiting...waiting...waiting...

Sharon said...

Yep, me too. I've forgotten to reverse the pattern so many times. Sometimes it's OK, sometimes it can be saved and used for something else, and sometimes it just gets tossed! hee hee!

We're supposed to get up to 10 inches of snow tomorrow, so I'll be in the studio sewing!

Love all your beads!

Val said...

You are never boring!!!!

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