Saturday, May 21, 2011

A New Start!

In the middle of cutting out binding strips for my Pink String quilt, I decided to start work on a project that has been patiently waiting for a few years.  It is called "Reminiscense" by The Rabbit Factory  It's a big project that requires lots of piecing and lots of applique....lots of applique!  The first step is to construct 175 -3 inch nine patch blocks and then add four half square triangles to each of those nine patches.  That makes 700 HSTs!  That is what I have been doing for the past week.  Just finished making them tonight and now I have to sew them all together to make sashing units.
Once that is complete I will start on the applique  I will be using the back-basting method of applique.  Here's a pic of the chain piecing of the nine patches.
Oh yeah, I still don't have the binding sewn on my Pink String quilt! 


  1. You have a lot of work ahead.!!

  2. Hi Linda, I made Reminiscence by The Rabbit Factory a few years back. It was my first big applique' quilt and being a beginner I didn't do too well on the little nine patch blocks - didn't know how important the quarter inch seam could be. I did finish it all but the quilting and love the quilt. Good luck with yours.

  3. Oh that project sounds interesting:) I love to have an appliqué project going especially in the summer where you can work at it outdoors. Can't wait to see it.
    Have fun! and enjoy:)

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog today! I love your Bottled Rainbow quilt - that pattern fascinates me because I love color! We have a daughter living in NS with her family - it's so beautiful on the East Coast. Happy Monday!

  5. Reminiscense is a great pattern. That sure is a lot of nine patches & HSTs, but that will be a beautiful quilt. I still love that red and green quilt a few posts back. It looks like Christmas presents to me.

  6. Heavens - thats a huge project! Looks intriguing :)


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