Monday, 6 July 2015

My Small World Quilt-Along: Part Three

How is everyone getting along with their My Small World quilt?  I see lots of progress on Instagram and a great tips and tricks for the various construction techniques involved in the blocks.   Megan of @lucyandnorman is hosting part three of the quilt-along.  She'll be posting on Instagram and I hope to share the pictures here for anyone not on IG in a summary post.  Here's my section all finished- it is a tricky thing to photograph especially on a dull day!

The buildings block at the base of this section took a while and some careful planning to work around two Y seams.  I have a tutorial here if you are new to these.


Otherwise, I work on finding interesting fabric and colour combinations and making sure each block is the correct size when finished- many need a tiny bit of trimming!  I bought a design wall which I've hung on hooks stuck on a picture rail and it helps give me a sense of pattern and perspective over the whole quilt as well as keeping everything in one place.  Remember to check the #mysmallworldqal and tag me so I can see your progress or leave a comment here with a link and I'll pop on to your blog and admire your handiwork!

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the reminder that it is time for me to make part 3. I don't have Instagram so I am looking forward to your summary post. Loving your blocks and color choices.

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  2. I just noticed that you switched two blocks. The ones that are next to the pinwheel.
    I like the fussy cut you did for the square in a square.

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    1. Well spotted! It was an error but I liked how it looked so I left it in!

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  3. Yours is gorgeous. I especially love the economy square with the wood grain and Tula star. My progress post is here http://www.monpetitlyons.blogspot.com/2015/06/my-small-world-qal-panels-3-and-4.html

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  4. looks fab - flying geese come into this one !! thanks for the Y seam tutorial - it will come in handy !! look forward to getting started

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  5. Just finished my section 3 yesterday! I was about 6 weeks late starting this QAL so it was nice to get caught up! I am a little miffed that in my rush to get caught up - my accuracy took a nose-dive, so I will be unpicking some blocks and re-doing them over the next few weeks :o/ My progress post is here: http://www.driftwoodthimble.com/blog/my-small-world-qal-part-three PLUS I have just gotten hold of a French version of the magazine if anyone is still in need?

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  6. Loving your posts! I am having trouble finding Megan and Lucy's posts. I see a few pics on the link you provided interspersed with lots of other photos. Are they posting about their process/hints/methods somewhere else that I am missing? (My email lindafdoyle@verizon.net )

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    1. Hi Linda

      Megan is one person- Instagram name @lucyandnorman, I think I slipped up putting Megan and Lucy when I added the link to my quilt-along page and I have since corrected it! She posted some pictures on Instagram last week relating to part three and chose to do it there instead of on her blog as it is no longer active but as both of her children have just had a nasty bug I am guessing she has had her hands full in the last couple of days too. Lisa of Vintagemodernquilts will be the next host in a couple of weeks and she is an active blogger.

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  7. Thank you for the link to the tutorial on Y seams. I am just getting to that Y seam in part 3 and wondering how to do that.

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  8. Hi Kerry! I love your small world progress so far. Such wonderful fabric choices and colour!
    I am far behind you still working on Part 1. I just wondered if you have any tips for piecing the little curved blocks on the bottom left (like the ones at the bottom of these Part 3 building blocks)? I have pieced curves before but possibly not so small and I'm struggling to piece them accurately without the blocks distorting out of shape. I used freezer paper templates which I ironed onto the back of the fabric and traced the seamline and the added seam allowance onto the back of the fabric before sewing. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated!

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  9. Hi Kylie

    Those little curved sections are tricky! I hand pieced mine- when I cut out my templates I put a halfway marker where the curve and arch fit together. I use plastic templates, trace round and add the seam allowance after. When I then come to pin them together, I also clipped the arch frame section with 1/8" cuts to help it to give a little. I have seen other people use a solid section rather than an arch and appliqué the curves on top- either raw edge or turning the edge in so those are other approaches that could be used. I hope that helps x

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