Lady in Red: A little glory, a little basking, and a LOT of piecing!

Lady in Red: A little glory, a little basking, and a LOT of piecing!

Normally, this post would include some random bit of wisdom I’ve learned, some tips for techniques, or a few 100 words in tutorial form. I’m tired though – I’ve been working so hard and the words won’t come. Since I really want to show you – I’m just going to let her speak for herself and bask in the glory of a huge finished paper piecing job. I’m really pleased with how she’s coming along and much happier with the green than I was previously. If you love her too – Janeen at QuiltArtDesigns is selling the pattern. Get it from Janeen’s Craftsy.com store now! Final Time Count for piecing: Thinking about/reviewing pattern and instructions: 1.5 hours Searching for and settling on fabrics: 2 hours Pattern prep/piecing first section: 2.5 hours Pattern prep/piecing second section: 2.5 hours Pattern prep/piecing third/fourth sections: 6 hours Pattern prep/piecing fifth section: 3 hours Pattern prep/piecing sixth section: 2.5 hours Pattern prep/piecing seventh, eighth, and ninth sections: 8 hours Pattern prep/piecing for tenth, eleventh, and twelfth sections: 9.5 hours Total Time Investment: 37.5 hours   Want more? Check out Lady in Red’s index that aggregates all of the posts about...
Lady in Red is half way there!

Lady in Red is half way there!

I’ve officially made it half way through Lady in Red! Here you see blocks #1 – #6 of 12. She’s come a long way since you’ve last seen her! As a matter of fact, she’s come a long way since Sunday. I was on week 2, well behind the QAL. I don’t know why or how I got such a head full of steam, but I’ve been determined to catch up with the rest of the group. Only one block to go and I’ve done it. Of course, there will be a new block on Thursday making me one behind again. I’m getting completely caught up over the weekend though – even if it kills me.   Do you love her and want to make her too? This pattern is part of Janeen Van Niekerk’s Art Quilt Quilt along, Girl in the Wind. You can join up now and get all the blocks published up to this point. Time Check-In I tend to way over commit myself because I’m not so good at estimating how long something will take. With this project I’m keeping a semi-watchful eye on hours spent and keeping a running tally. Hopefully I’ll learn something! Thinking about/reviewing pattern and instructions: 1.5 hours Searching for and settling on fabrics: 2 hours Pattern prep/piecing first section: 2.5 hours Pattern prep/piecing second section: 2.5 hours Pattern prep/piecing third/fourth sections: 6 hours Pattern prep/piecing fifth section: 3 hours Pattern prep/piecing sixth section: 2.5 hours Total Time Investment: 20 hours Your thoughts? So what do you think? Do you like the red? How about the green? Sometimes I walk by...
Lady In Red: Fabric Selection

Lady In Red: Fabric Selection

The Horde subscribers may remember a few weeks ago when I featured Janeen of Quilt Art Desings upcoming Quilt-a-long, Girl in the Wind. I was teetering on giving this one a whirl and with a little push (I’m looking at you Linda!), I decided to give it a shot! Here is my first completed block: I typically avoid QAL’s. I’m a project bouncer. From one project to the next constantly dealing with this interruption (stupid fake flu!) and that interruption (why do I have to eat?) I already know right up front that I will be behind by week three because of other commitments. I’m not worried about it though. Just because a piece is mailed to me doesn’t mean I have to do it right then. Besides, it will give me a chance to peek at what everyone else is doing first! If you’re interested in making one yourself, hop on over to Janeen’s and join up. I’d love to see what you do too! You know I love process and love to share with you what I was thinking when I made one decision or another. I’ll be checking in with this one from time to time with various thoughts on the project, pattern, or process. For this first block, I thought I’d tell you how I picked the fabrics. Believe it or not – serendipity. Oh how I love serendipity. I was in a local quilt show, Cary Quilting Company and I spotted a sample quilt for a kit hanging on the wall. (The kit is pretty sweet too – if you like it, be sure...