Tarts Progress

Tarts, May 10, 2009
Tarts, May 10, 2009

I wasn’t done with the Tarts, as TFQ suggested. I feel like I made some significant progress yesterday. the blocks take a long time for me to make. I have to do the drawing, trace a couple of times, put the pattern on fusible, cut out the fabric, make sure the pieces are all going in the correct direction and then I can press and machine stitch.

Tarts detail, May 10, 2009
Tarts detail, May 10, 2009

Here is the whole section that I worked on, so you can see how it fits into the whole. I thought the area needed a bi of blue. I wanted to use turquoise, but didn’t want to overwelm the piece with it, thus the aqua color. I think it is a little light to be on the edge, but we’ll see how I like it once my brain has a chance to rest from it.

Yellow China Cup, May 2009
Yellow China Cup, May 2009

The yellow “china” cup wasn’t planned, but entered my head and got a place at the table, temporarily, a least. I am not sure I like the fabric for this area, though a plainer yellow would have melted into the aqua. As I mentioned, I really like the juxtaposition of different patterns on the fabric and that is what I was going for with this cup. Also, the fabric design relates to the blue china cup. They may even be part of the same group.

Blue China Cup, May 2009
Blue China Cup, May 2009

I am pretty pleased with the blue china cup as I was able to work in that pinky rose fabric that I wanted to use for the background of the green teapot. I think it is a good transition fabric between the background of the green and the orange of the sugar and creamer.

I realized recently that showing you all of these process shots means that you never get a surprise. I will have to think of a project I never show you just to give my readers a surprise once in a while.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

5 thoughts on “Tarts Progress”

  1. I love the new china cups. And I am glad you didn’t shelf this wonderful project that I enjoy so much watching as it progresses here on your blog!

  2. I think the blue china cup is way cool. After you pointed out the teapot that was viewed from above, I like that you’ve taken it out for now. Don’t toss it though. Just when you think it won’t work, you might want it back later on! Ask me how I know such things. 😀

    1. Sherri: all the reject blocks are in my scrap basket and may end up as part of the back or as pillows or something else. I have to admit that I wanted the background fabric off of one of the smaller rejects and cannibalized it. Hope I don’t need it! ;0
      Beena: Thanks for your enthusiastic comments! I really appreciate reading what you think. I am glad you don’t think it is boring to see the incremental progress.

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