The Craftster Lap Quilt Swap 3 is finito.
First of all I’d like to thank all of you for your sweet and wonderful comments! Every single one warms my heart and really makes my day so much brighter! *HUGS*
I can’t tell you how happy and relieved I am that this swap is done. Now it’s just waiting until my partners receive their blocks. Oh man, did I have fun with this swap!
So do you want to see the last block I made for Bertaberta?
Don’t you just love those fabrics? They were just calling for an asian flavour in the block design and I spent literally weeks perusing possible layouts and design ideas. And then I found this painting by Michelle Brosseau I knew I had a winner.
The first thing I did was trace the lines in Corel Draw and enlarge the block to size. Then I printed out the pieces and created the paper pattern.
Of course there’s never any regular scotch tape around when I need it, so electrical tape had to suffice.
Next there were a few piecing modifications I needed to make and then I cut the fabric.
Let me say that although this block had the fewest pieces of any of the blocks I’ve sewn for this swap, it certainly wasn’t the easiest to sew.
Oh. My. Word.
Sewing inset, undulating curves is not easy! It took me forever to get this to sit nicely enough. I say enough because if I insisted on having every seam and corner perfect I’d still be sitting here trying to sew that thing together!
Anyway, several hours later she was done.
In the next post I’ll show you what little more progress I’ve done.
Thanks for popping by!