Friday, 5 March 2021

Raindrops are Falling on my Head

Firstly - You may have heard about some strong earthquakes off New Zealand, and associated tsunami risks.  Fortunately I didn't even feel the earthquakes, and I don't live in the risk area for the possible tsunamis.  Many people have spent the morning on high ground, but the risk of tsunami has now passed thankfully. I don't think any buildings have been damaged.

Back to quilting.  

I've made a small start on Raindrops are Falling on my Head from Millefiori Quilts Book 4 by Willyne Hammerstein.  



I bought this beautiful Art Gallery fabric from Material Obsession in Sydney back in June 2019 - almost two years ago.  I've been waiting for the right project to come along, and now it has.   

When I start a new quilt I just cut a few pieces of the feature fabric to see what I think.  When I'm happy with how it's developing, I cut a few more.  


I squeeze as many pieces out of my fabric as possible. My template is hollow because I'm going to hand piece this quilt.  


I plan to incorporate some of these fabrics above into the quilt too.  


So, I'm continuing my plan of making a number of quilts from Millefiori Quilts Book 4.  Hand piecing really has become my preferred method of quilting.  I enjoy it even more than machine piecing.  


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13 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

This is going to be another beautiful quilt. You so such a great job of utilizing the fabrics, happy stitching!

katiebloom8100 said...

Are you EPPing or just regular piecing by hand? If EPPing, why do you use a hollow template? I am new to EPP and am curious. TIA, Katie

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

So talented, so beautiful. Love the colors in the fabric - Another beauty coming in 2021!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I used to hand piece all of my quilts and only use the machine for the binding - but gradually I switched to machine piecing but sometimes still hand piece quilts - I still hand quilt all of them.

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Love the fabric your using. It's so
colorful. It will be awesome
when done. Have a great day

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

So happy you addressed the earthquake right up front since that would have been a question from many of us. Your quilt is beautiful. The fabric choices are bright and I will be waiting to see it progress. I realize this is a long-term project but still, I think you will be giving us more updates.

Michelle Churchman said...

So glad there was no tsunami - and that you didn’t personally have to deal with any of it. That fabric is gorgeous! And such a pretty pattern on which to use it.

audrey said...

Beautiful fabrics! Can't wait to see where you're going with this one.:)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

That fabric is so bright and beautiful. I look forward to seeing your quilt grow. It's going to be stunning. Glad you were okay and not affected by the earthquakes.

Marly said...

Lovely fabric for your new project. Amazing how patient you are to firstly do the fussy cutting, and then sew it together by hand!

Barb N said...

I must admit I have a fascination with earthquakes and have an app that tells me where large quakes take place and their measurement. The ocean near you was certainly rockin' and rollin'! I had wondered about the tsunami threat, so it's good to know that no damage was done. Very good to know. This quilt is going to be gorgeous - a true labor of love!

Janice quilting said...

Beautiful fabric choices as usual but tell me, how much fabric do you decide to buy when you're not sure what pattern you're going to use? I've been quilting for a few of years now but mainly from old garment fabric...I want to branch out to use new fabric but how much to buy?

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

Hi Janice. I'll outline my method in my next blog post which will be dated 26 March 2021.