Ingrid Whitcher

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Bits & Pieces

Paper piecing project and new design

Published on 06/09/11

I have been having a great time sewing the past few days. My studio is a mess and that is fine for now – at least until Monday when I have another sewing class here. I was trying to piece at least 4 blocks on my paper piecing project – but got distracted this week. My Mom sent me some new pinks this week, which will be a big help. For some reason I do not buy many pinks. My bin of fabric scraps seems to be growing instead of shrinking.

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My distraction has been fractured quilt designs. I have been obsessing (fretting) over what to do for a guild program. (Mind you, it is not until January, but I like to be prepared.) My type A personality can be a real pain sometimes. I was going to use the paper piece project, before that I was planning on hand piecing a piclke-dish pattern and letting everyone do it at the meeting. The thought of tracing and cutting out all those shapes…....oh well. I have decided on doing a program on fractured quilts. For the past 2 days I have been cutting and sewing, cutting and sewing. I have 5 small quilt tops already with ideas for at least 2 more, and I haven’t even broke a sweat. I have fabrics that have been waiting in my stash for years for such a time as this! (Really…..some of them I have had for at least 10 years.)

On to the quilts. I will not include all the pictures in this one post because it will take forever for them all to load, so I will break them up into several posts.

The first one I made is still my favorite. I found the pattern for this in my idea file. A friend had given me a copy of it after I commented on her amazing sunflower design. It was written by Terri Kirchner for American Quilter magazine (Summer 2006).

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All the pieces cut and labeled. The pattern instructions were to use 4 – 4 1/2 in squares but I enlarged it to 9 inch squares and I am so glad that I did.

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The giraffe was what I thought was going to be the focal point, but the elephant and zebra stand out the most. New attached image


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