Fractured progress

Bending Pins: Fractures Progress

I had all my fabrics chosen before I started paper piecing.

Bending Pins: Fractured Progress

When I started working on the first border of blues, I wasn’t sure about the blend from reds/oranges to blues however, second border includes a deep rich purple which I think will marry the reds with the blues. We’ll find out tomorrow!

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I love working with tracing paper, it’s super easy to tear off and being able to see through it is a bonus. When I grabbed a pen to mark the pieces, little did I know it wasn’t permanent! When the fabric got wet — I wet my seams to make them lay fatter — the ink ran a little. I’m trying to control the damage by spot cleaning. I made a few mistakes which were easy to correct, this is such a free flowing project, I want to make more quilts like this! I’ve seen some using printed fabrics but I find they’re not as striking. I may gift this to a friend in the hospital with serious head trauma, I’m hoping it’ll stimulate his brain. Hospitals have no colour and in general, depressing.

In cheerier news, look what I received in the mail today!!

This is a little order from Sew Lux Fabric & Gifts, how cute is the packaging?!  And the cuteness doesn’t stop there!

Waiting For Spring

Waiting For Spring

My fabric choices were a real ying-yang moment, the first is a very feminine curated bundle by Jennie of Clover and Violet, aptly named “Waiting for Spring“, all of which are from the Honey Honey line. The colours are soft and gentle, very feminine and girly.

The second bundle is very masculine, another curated bundel by Jenelle of Echinops and Aster called “Northern Lights“. Take out the pink and you have a guy’s quilt.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

This is the first time I’ve purchased anything from Sew Lux Fabric and really appreciate the care and detail they put into their packaging.

I’m linking up with WIP Wednesdays and The Needle and Thread Network (when they become active).

40 thoughts on “Fractured progress

  1. Your fractured quilt is turning out really stunning! How nice of you to give that to a friend. I totally agree about how drab and clinical hospitals can be. Maybe that’s where the term “clinical depression” comes from…I sure hope your friend gets to feeling better. (:

  2. Your Fractured Quilt is looking great. I have so many solid fabrics that instead of buying more I think I’ll just do it from my stash. But first I have to finish my granddaughter’s quilt and do some more blocks.

    • Really, the block is a lot of fun and easy, there are only 3 or 4 pieces to each section so it goes quickly! I purchased those fabrics, just waiting for an idea! ;D

  3. Your fracture is looking great. I really like how the colours you chose are not just all of one family, and I agree that some deep purple will really tie the whole thing together. How much fabric did you need from each colour? I’ve been wanting to make one of those, and I was curious about that.

    • Honestly, I don’t know how much fabric you need for this project, I wasn’t really paying attention and ran into a large fabric shortage. I think for the centre, a fq – 1/2 yard of each is enough. For the first and second borders, you probably need at least 3/4 yds of each.

  4. Very cool!! It’s unbelievable how different the quilt looks just going from the first picture to the second… the pops of blue totally change your focus! Can’t wait to see how it turns out 🙂

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