Indian Summer project

While I wait for my block of the month projects to arrive in the mail, I pulled out this kit that my husband gave me last Christmas (2016!).  It looks like it will be a beautiful quilt and I can’t wait to complete it.

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This is a Quiltworx pattern with all the extensive instructions they are known for.  It’s full of beautiful fall-colored Batik fabrics and I love every one of them.

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Last year I managed to get all the fabrics cut and put together in pairs for each block.  I even sewed a couple together!

There are 84 of these triangle units for the inside part of the quilt and they’re all paper pieced.  Here, I’m showing how I use a postcard for the folding and trimming.

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It gets a little monotonous.  Also, I’ve found that these tightly woven Batiks are a little troublesome for my sewing machine.  I’ve never had this much trouble with Batiks.  They keep breaking my thread and doing strange things to my machine.

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I think I have about 27 triangles finished which means only 57 more to go.  I do a few at a time and then put it away again.  This is one of those projects that may take me a while to finish.

Maybe I’ll have all the triangles finished by this fall and then I can put it together.  However, there’s also a paper pieced border of strips so that might take a while as well.  I’ll keep you updated on the progress of this one!

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3 thoughts on “Indian Summer project

  1. Looks like another masterpiece to me!!!! I like the batiks too. They’re so interesting!!!!! Have fun with this project, even if you have to put it away & then bring it out again. That’s the fun part of it!!!!!!

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