Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mixing it up!

Lots of paper piecing to share today!




First, I finished up the 5th block of the Sew Kitschy series of paper piecing with Kristy over at Quiet Play.  My grandmother had one of these older mixer so I adore this block.  While her mixer was white,  I chose a fun swirling print for mine.





I have also been making progress on my English Paper Pieced stars.  Next I am going to make an orange star with a blue center to see if I want to sprinkle a few of them throughout the quilt top.  I think I am also going to use a slightly darker gray background in a few of the blocks just to add a bit of contrast.  What do you think?



 
...and I might have started another paper pieced project. (sigh...)  I somehow allowed myself to download this great Basketweave Star pattern by The ADD Crafter just to see what one tiny block would look like in jewel toned scraps.  I am now hooked and am working on more stars.  My plan is to make the gradation in each star different.

Hopefully these three projects will keep me occupied for a bit.  
I really don't need any more long term projects!


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Linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Stitch by Stitch for Anything Goes Monday and Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday!!
 
Sew Kitschy

And of course I am linking up with Kristy at Quiet Play.  If you think my mixer is cute, you should see some of the others!

17 comments:

Valerie Reynolds said...

I'm never disappointed by your work!!! Serious...that little mixing bowl is adorable!!! ALso really like the colors in your stars!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love the mixer, too! It's going to be fun to see all of your blocks together! I am hoping to try some English Paper Piecing this summer. Your stars are fun. I love the orange with the navy.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

The basketweave stars are super tempting for me as well; I love the gradation you have going on!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Thank you for the adorable design, will be making it for my kitchen soon!

KMSC said...

I love all of your blocks; you've been busy! I'm going to check out the Basketweave star block. I really love that block. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marly said...

I love your mixer block; I had a mixer like that too, such a long time ago! They were all white in those days.
That star is fabulous. Thanks for the tip about the pattern. I'll be giving it a go too.

Kathy said...

Love your choice of fabric for the mixer!!

Connie said...

Love your blocks and thank you for the link to the neat basketweave pattern!

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

All of these blocks are great, but that star is by far my favorite! I love jewel colors!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Love your mixer block, I'm behind on my paper piecing :( But I'll get there! I think an orange star here and there will give a lovely pop of colour :0)

Jeneta said...

Fantastic blocks! I love your mixer and absolutely adore the stars.

Sally Hurley said...

I love that basket weave star!

thequiltedcat said...

I love the mixer and that great orange polka-dot background!

Abbigail said...

Oh my! What a beauty that star is! I've never done paper piecing but really want to learn.

Lisa said...

That jewel toned star is beautiful!

Sarah said...

I think a few orange hexie stars and a few darker backgrounds would add a nice sparkle to the project!

Sandra Walker said...

Ooh, I LOVE that basket-weave star! I love jewel tones, so rich.