Monday, 6 August 2012

some progress..........

Don't get excited it isn't joined yet but I have all the sections for this compass done...........
funny how you get gaps in fabrics............I was seriously missing some greens.........Chris fixed that.....she went and found a few for me...........
I had made a concerted effort to find some purples and yellows as I knew I didn't have any awhile ago...........but I am missing some mustard/oranges..........I have managed to get 32 different fabrics for this round and another 32 for the round inside this..........
When this is all joined it should be 34.5" across...........
being organised and having some kind of system/pattern seems to be the way to go so far..............
These scraps from the first round will go towards other sections.........only needing to cut some cream background fabric for one section in the next round I do...........
This was my stuff up on Saturday..........cutting on the wrong line........lucky I only did one..........
this one will be going to the bin.............
Funny how you start some things and don't read the instructions first..........(usually the way with me)
This is what is written at the start of the instructions
"This is a quilt for lovers of foundation piecing. It is assumed the maker will have a knowledge of foundation piecing basics. Warning - do not attempt this project if you have never done foundation piecing before."
What am I thinking................god I hope this works out...........time will tell when I start to join things together............
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

33 comments:

  1. I've signed up to do a BOM by Chris Jurd....never really having done foundation piecing...thinking I'm insane! Your piecing is looking great!

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  2. Your on fire.....It's looking great !!!!

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  3. I am impressed...looks great!

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  4. Wow, that's an impressive start. You must be her star pupil! I'm sure you'll work it all out, and I will enjoy watching it all come together.

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  5. It looks great well done. I have a habit of not reading instructions either. Hugs. fee x

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  6. This is going to be so lovely...

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  7. You're learning on the fly and it looks good to me!

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  8. Looking good chooky, looking forward to watching your progress on this. I do love mariners compass :o).
    Hugs
    Joy ;o)

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  9. This is looking awesome! I think you are very brave - good luck!

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  10. wow i am so impressed chooky its looking great,how clever you are,well done and i cant wait to see the inside bit,lol i dont read instructions either.xx

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  11. Waow !!! it will be great !!
    Florence

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  12. It looks great, and great harmony in your fabrics too.

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  13. Looks good, but it looks like you cut off the seam allowances.

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  14. My Nan always told me to measure/check twice, cut once.... I always remember her words, after I've buggared something up!!! I'm in awe of you doing this, it's looks a wee bit tricky!!! Lol

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  15. Looking good. I don't enjoy foundation piecing so admire others who do. Will enjoy watching your progress.

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  16. Boy! We know where you were yesterday. Looking great. Definitely on track for your homework.

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  17. Looks fantastic Chooky - cant wait to see it finished. xxx

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  18. Looking really good chooky! I can see alot of fabrics there that I have in my repro stash!lol!
    Lisa

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  19. Looking good Chooky...
    Julia ♥

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  20. No stopping you now.... I tried these many years ago and I didnt take it any further (chuckle) than the day class.....

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  21. It looks wonderful! I don't do paper piecing so I admire you for giving it a go! Good luck with the rest of it! :0)

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  22. It looks great from here! I really like how things turn out with such exactness (is that a word?) when you paper piece.

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  23. Good luck, its looking great so far, you are very brave! Have fun!!

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  24. That's going to look so good when finished - and yes lucky you only cut one wrong!!!

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  25. wow, what a great job !! Keep it up, looking fantastic!!!

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  26. I'm impressed!! It looks amazing already...you go girl! Xx

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  27. I know someone like you - when all else fails, read the instructions!! Love, love the compass so far, beautiful colours, what comes next after the compass?

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