I am happy to show the progress of my Midnight at the Oasis. It tests everyone's accuracy, but well worth the effort.
After the churn dash border, I added a lot of tiny squares called checkerboard. It turned out okay. Whew! The next border required paper piecing for me. Again, the pieces are so small that I wanted to keep the blocks as consistent as I could. The quilt is at the long-armer's house in the queue. I ordered more of the green stripe fabric to do the binding.
I am more comfortable with piecing with my machine. The churn dash blocks are just so cute. The blocks measure three inches finished so you know that the pieces are tiny. It helps to constantly measure, measure and measure some more. Maybe applique is easier...hmmm.
I mentioned that some pieces are tiny. Did I say that the striped borders are also tiny? They measure at half an inch.
I wish I could have found a way to make the skinny borders bigger. But too much progress had been made to change anything. On to the checkerboard.
Just curious if anyone is as distracted as I am. I find myself just staring out the window or mindlessly watching TV. Can't seem to help myself. I think I need quilting now more than ever. So I invite my friends, my co-workers, my fellow quilters (Q-munity) to let me know what you are working on these days. Here is one of my projects.
For today, I've designated myself: Chairman of the Board...aka The Scribbler...aka Chris.
The applique border is easier than you might think. I skipped the needle-turn method for raw-edge machine applique. Another way to make the corner blocks easier is to paper piece the basket. I also opted not to add any additional applique over or under the handle of the basket. I always evaluate what I can do to make my quilts less stressful. I encourage you to think about ways to do the same.
My name is Chris Barnard and I have been quilting for 30 years and teaching classes for 10 years. My goal is to inspire people to begin their quilting journey, to finish projects already started and to share my passion for quilts.