Tuesday, May 2, 2017

UFO for May

At the beginning of April, my Pentagon Sunflowers looked like this:
I said then that during April I would either:
  •  cut it back to a regular shape, 
  •  add some more pieces to straighten up the edges, or
  •  appliqué it to a background as is.
I chose the second alternative, and added a few pieces around the edges. I posted a progress shot here. Then I began appliquéing it to the background. I'm about a third of the way around (see here). I allowed two months for this piece when I drew up my UFO list, but I'll probably keep working on it on sit-and-sew days, of which I have about 5 in May. It should be ready to baste by the end of this month.

For May, Judy has chosen the number 11. And I've decided yet again to do something different. I have three challenge pieces to make this year, and the year is nearly half over. So I will devote May to working on those challenges.

My first challenge is "Tear Out a Magazine Page". The purpose is to make something from a magazine that we have been hanging onto thinking, "One day I'll make that." Mine is this table runner from Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Fall 2015 edition:
The pattern is Lunch in the Sunshine, designed by Beth Helfter.

My second challenge is "Out of Africa", and for that I will be using the shweshwe fabric I blogged here. I need to print a pattern out on A3 paper for that one, so it will have to wait until I can do that.

My third challenge involves using the colours of your birth-stone and the flower associated with your birth month to create something. That challenge has to remain secret, so I won't be posting any of my progress here.

This afternoon I made a start on the table runner challenge. Here are the petals of the first block waiting to be Vliesofixed in place:
 And here's all three blocks fused. I need to choose a centre circle fabric, and then they will be ready to be sewn:
Not a bad start!

Linking to Patchwork Times here.

5 comments:

  1. Some nice work happening

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  2. Beautiful pieces going onward there.:))) Love the colors in your Pentagon one hugs, Julierose

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  3. Making great progress on that table runner!

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  4. Bright new pattern. love your colour choices. Trying to work out what the not kangaroo shape could be, maybe a tasmanian devil.

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  5. Great table runner, so quick and easy, but looks lovely!

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