Saturday, April 13, 2013

2 more block finishes!

I've been busy piecing blocks for my Harry Potter, The Project of Doom quilt.  This week I finished blocks for Weeks #11 and 12. 

Week #11, 2 blocks finished

Week #11, up close

Week #11, really up close so that fabrics can be seen on Hedwig
Week #12, both blocks

Week #12, up close
The rest of the week I've been tearing the papers out of the previous blocks (still have some to do), and trying to figure out what 'titles' I want to put on the books.  I'm still trying to figure out how I want to add the titles.  I can cross stitch them, embroider them, or, maybe, just write them on with fabric markers.  With most embroidery, you can use a light box, and copy onto light colored fabrics.  These fabrics are NOT light.  I've not used 'tracing paper' before, so, I don't know if I can 'trace' the titles onto the books, then embroider them.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

I've also cut bindings for 3 quilts, and did some hand quilting on the Fat Cats quilt. 

I'll be headed out shortly to present a Quilts of Valor quilt to a deserving Army Lt. Col.  that is just returning from another tour of duty.  I'll try to get some pictures taken. 


11 comments:

  1. Love your newest blocks for your Harry Potter quilts. It looks like a lot of work, but I'm sure all worth it. I do hate to pull the paper from PP blocks. I'm always frightened that I would distort the blocks. Do you have a special way to do it? Some people make the paper wet, but I have never tried it.

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    1. I fold the paper wherever I can first, then pull up along the seam line. The other side pull out and most of the paper is gone. When you get to the spots where seams have crossed pull the paper down and if it doesn't come out, use your seam ripper to pick out the paper... careful not to cut the thread.
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  2. For the embroidery I did on Pepper's bed I drew out the word, then punched holes with my pen through the paper to leave a light outline of each letter. I would suggest holding the paper without moving it and only do one letter at a time though. Just a thought. I am so jealous of this quilt! I always wanted to do one!

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  3. I've used the printer to make pretty letters, then sewn through the paper onto the fabric (your book) and removed the paper... it works, but don't use white thread. The printer ink is messy. And, in my case, the tension was bad and I had two colors going, so it didn't look that good. Something you might like to try on a scrap first.
    Love your blocks! (The star book would go with something astrological, and the scar was a curse, so that might be the kind of book it is.) Love the Hedwigs. Fabrics you used are very feathery! Good job.
    Hugs

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  4. Way to go! I've traced lettering off my computer screen onto Golden Threads paper, pinned that onto the quilt or fabric, and then quilted or hand stitched through the paper. It's easy to pull out afterward. If you're embroidering them, you could even try tissue paper.

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  5. Congratulations on your finish! Your piecing looks perfect!
    Esther

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  6. Lovely pieces. Love seeing your photos of QOV presentations, so look forward to them.

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  7. The owl looks very tricky. It sure turns out nice though.

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  8. Oh!!!What a fantastic job you did on the Owl Paperpiecing. Beautiful!! I often print out lettering/words from the computer, sized it to fit (book binding), used a lightbox to trace onto fabric using a chalk pencil or disappearing ink pen...have to get right to it with that one.

    Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

    Sue CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

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  9. The owl block is stunning! I love the fabric you chose for the owl . . . so perfect! :-)

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