Wednesday, 13 March 2013

WIP Wednesday [a final Budapest edition]

This is F-2: Kaleidoscope - maybe I'll just call it Francesco's Star - it seems more appropriate, given I pieced it whilst watching the pictures from Rome tonight.

It turns out that those tiny triangles - there are 16 of them - are not symetrical. It also turns out it's not easy to unpick EPP. But I did - 14 of them were unpicked and restitched!
The fabric is from Benartex and is called Space the New Frontier.

I've also made a start on quilting Jane. I decided I wanted to quilt by hand. I may regret this in the future, but so far I am enjoying putting a little bit more of me into each of the blocks. There is no way I would manage to hand quilt the finished monster, so I'm using a quilt as you go technique - this has the added advantage of not having to do all the sashing in one go - I love sashing....not. Here is progress so far.

I've been rather Jane-focussed the last couple of weeks, here is the evidence

but I've now run out of pre-prepared blocks to make up here in Budapest, so no more for the next few days, and once I get back I am really looking forward to catching up on some BOMs and some of my other (many) projects! Do don't expect to see Jane next week :)

Linking up with Work in Progress Wednesday.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Wendy said...

Another pretty block. I am hoping to get started on mine over the weekend. I am doing the prep work now. Did you know that the original Dear Jane did not have any sashing in the quilt. I have been thinking of not doing sashings as well.

Lin said...

Another lovely block Jennie and your quilting is looking good. I have not touched my DJ for ages! Am travelling next week so maybe I will get some blocks cut out ready to go.

Jolanda said...

Your blocks are lovely. I like your colors. I finished my DJ after 2 1/2 years of work. I did handquilt it too and used the QAYG method, quilting it in sections. It's a really good way if your want to handquilt it. the quilting took me about 1 1/2 year!! In April I will have the privilege to expose my DJ in Nantes at "Pour l'amour du Fil" exhibition with 99 other ones. The original DJ will be there too with Brenda Papadakis. what a fantastic opportunity to see the original.
I wish you all the best for your work.