Finished: Parcheesie Quilt


Bending Pins: Parcheesie Quilt Complete

 

I’m ecstatic that I’ve finally sashed this quilt and it has a home with my Mom! This is one of my absolute favorite quilts and certainly most ambitious, each block consists of 72 pieces not including the pieced sashing but it’s so worth it!

Parcheesie-Bock

 

In fact I love it so much, I may actually make another setting the blocks on point.

 

 

 

Parcheesie-View1

 

Parcheesie-BackingPattern: Parcheesie by April Rosenthal of Prairie Grass Patterns.
Size: 71″ x 71″ This is not the finished pattern size, I didn’t have enough fabric for the border and it is now somewhat rare to find.
Fabric: Flora by Laruen + Jessi Jung & Kona White
B
acking Fabric: Birds & Berries by Lauren + Jessi Jung
Binding:  Kona Maise

Because I love this pattern so much I didn’t want to distract from it by using a quilting pattern so I simply stitched in the ditch using Superioir Threads Kimono Silk. I used Sharon Schambers’ You Tube tutorial for binding.

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If  you’re looking for a challenge, I encourage you to try this pattern, satisfaction guaranteed! Purchase the pattern here: Prairie Grass Patterns.

I’m going to continue binding my Modern Mabel quilt today, happy Friday and have a great weekend and Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday!!

 

 

Block 1: Star Blossoms

One block done on my Star Blossoms quilt, 19 more to go…

Star Blossoms Block 1

There are a lot of bias edges on these blocks, I’m being very careful not to stretch any piece. The blocks go together fairly quickly even though there are 61 individual pieces!

AND, I received a box of goodies from Kathy Quilts that go along with my Grace Start-Right fame and Juki TL-2000Qi.

Visit Quilt Story today where SewCalGal will be hosting a tutorial today.

Quilt Story

Star Blossoms: A new quilt beginning

Since I still have time, I thought I’d start another, more intricate quilt. Sometimes sewing squares gets a bit boring. Enter “Star Blossoms” by Bonnie Olaveson of the fabulous Bonnie & Camille team. However, I’ll be using Flora fabric by Lauren + Jessi Jung. Gee, lots of Mother and daughter teams!

This is going to be another one of those quilts that takes a few days just to cut the fabric, so many little pieces not quite as many as my beloved Parcheesie quilt!

Still no news on my Grace Start-Right queen quilt frame and Juki TL-2000Qi, I’ll continue to keep you posted.

Other than that, nothing else is new. What are you working on?

Parcheesie sashed!

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On the fence.

The neighbor’s clothesline.

In the house.

I love this quilt even more after being sashed and the top is not yet finished! I struggled to find a place to hang the quilt for photos, I didn’t have anyone around to help and wasn’t able to find a place high enough to hang!

I have yet to add two borders. I wasn’t able to find the Flora print I wanted,  as the pattern suggests so chose three prints from Birds and Berries — two for the sashing and one for the backing.

I now have two quilts to add borders to and sash, still waiting for the fabric for both! I can’t believe my Parcheesie quilt is pieced and I still don’t have my Spa backing yet! WTF Canada Post & USPS?! Ah well, I need a break anyway AND I’d like to use Superior Thread’s Kimono silk on both, can’t wait!

Today I’m linking up with The Needle and Thread Network and:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Parcheesie: Blocks Complete!!

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Parcheesie quilt blocks – Aqua

Parcheesie quilt blocks – Yellow

Parcheesie quilt blocks – Red(ish)

Parcheesie quilt bocks – Green

Although it seemed like forever, I really enjoyed putting these blocks together, the seams nested beautifully and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The next step is to create the scrappy sashing which will be 2″ x 2″ blocks sewn together using 2 1/2″ strips, there are also two borders on this quilt. I’ve ordered the fabric to finish this quilt so there won’t be any delays. I still haven’t received the backing fabric for my Fleurs Bleu quilt which I ordered awhile ago.

You can see April’s original Parcheesie quilt here.

As mentioned at the beginning of this project, I was going to use Mettler 50wt thread but I instantly found it too thick, like Gutermann so I switched back to Aurifil. I have some Superior Thread’s Kimono Silk and So Fine threads on their way to me, hopefully I won’t have to wait too long.

Which thread do you use??

Linking up to:

Sew Happy Geek

Parcheesie in progress

16-patch in progress

16-patch blocks done!

25 more corner blocks to go.

I really enjoyed working on my Parcheesie quilt top today. I thought those tiny 1″ 16-patch blocks would drive me crazy but I really had fun, especially since all my seams matched! In one recent Craftsy class, the teacher pressed her seams open. I would never have been able to match my seams if I’d done it that way. I pressed them to one side, as traditional quilters do, and they snugged beautifully. I really love the corner blocks too, they’re essentially a type of log cabin.

Earlier this week I was contacted by the Education and Events Manager at Juki America Inc., they’d like to feature me in one of their Newsletters! I’d love to get my hands on one of their domestic quilting machines in the TL line!

Also this week, my triple-zipper bag was featured on A Quilter’s Table with other wonderful triple-zip pouches. It’s been a great week and it’s not even over yet!

P.S., I’m linking up with TGIFF because although this quilt top isn’t finished, the 16-patch blocks are done and tomorrow, the corner blocks will be finished too! 😀

Cutting the (Par)cheesie

Flora by Lauren & Jessie Jung

Cutting Parcheesie

I spent the entire day cutting my stash of Flora by Lauren & Jessi Jung for Moda to make a Parcheesie quilt, pattern by April of Prairie Grass Patterns. This pattern involves a lot of cutting and finishes at 86″ x 86″, the largest quilt I’ve made to date!

Sixteen fat quarters cut into 21 pieces plus three yards of background fabric (Kona white) cut into 384 pieces = 720! That doesn’t include the back, boarders or binding!! It will all be worth it, it’s a beautiful pattern and believe it or not, I have fabric left over for pillowS!

This will be the first pattern where I’ve cut out all the pieces before sewing, I usually cut as I go.

Mettler Silk-Finish cotton thread

Mettler Silk-Finish Thread

Because Aurifil thread isn’t available to me locally, I haven’t won any and and Alex hasn’t sent me some, I’ve decided to use Mettler Silk-Finish cotton thread. It’s a fine, thin, long staple 50wt cotton with a very smooth finish. It will be interesting to see how much lint it produces compared to Aurifil and Gutermann.

DH received a package from Amazon.ca today and he was sweet enough to include a little something for me in his order, Aneela Hoey’s Little Stitches! Yes, I DO have the best hubby in the world! What I didn’t realize about this book is that it has ready-to-use iron-on transfers, AWESOME!!

 

Quickly editing to add that I’m linking this post up to WIP Wednesday