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:

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

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  2. 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.

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

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

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. Love your choice of fabric for the mixer!!

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

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

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  10. 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)

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

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

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

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  14. That jewel toned star is beautiful!

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

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

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