Two days ago I began cutting and piecing the new Technique of the Month from Judy Niemeyer that is due to be published and available the first week in January, 2015. Why am I already making it you ask? As one of Judy's Certified Instructors (CI) and Certified Shop (CS), I will be selling this and teaching it throughout the year! And you can only get it through a CI and CS.
I will be posting my progress in pictures as I make this quilt, so you will get to see it all come together! You can see my blog post on selecting fabrics by clicking here, I chose a palette that is a little out of my box. Let's take a look at where I am at so far.
I started by cutting out the very first sections for the first unit of the quilt. This light purple batik is the background fabric.
Once I had the background cut, I had cut the spikes from the turquoise fabrics that I chose and then lined them all up for chain piecing the unit. Now they are ready to go!
I have the first and second pieces on the units and they are ready to take to the sewing machine. Let's get this paper piecing under way!
Now that four sections are on, this is starting to look like something. I think I am liking it, what do you think?
After the first day, this is how far I was able to get. I had hurt my back about a month ago and can only do things for a shortened period of time then I have to move onto something else or rest with a heating pad. On the second day, I persevered and...
had a big scrap pile!
And 8 finished units. This is how they will look all together on the design wall at the center and then...
the whole thing! I think I am liking! What do you think?? The purple and turquoise are really playing nicely with one another.
The entire quilt will look like this below.
But of course, not this color.
If you would like to sign up for this class with me, I am teaching it several times throughout 2015. Maybe you can find a location near you! Just click here and check out the classes and find out more information.
Stay tuned for my next installment!!
Until Next Time...