Friday, May 4, 2012

Hocuspocusville Update

Making progress on my Hocuspocusville quilt...

I completed the center of my quilt. I am so glad that I decided to do the monkey wrench block instead of what was suggested in the pattern. I also have blocks 1, 2, & 3 finished and squared up and is ready for me to finish the other blocks so they can be sewn together. I am also almost finished doing the embroidery on block #4 so it was also time to transfer the designs onto the next 2 blocks...

Block 5, and

Block 6. I added 2 pumpkins to block 6 because I wanted my quilt to be balanced with the "pops" of orange embroidery that I have been adding to this quilt. After seeing the progress unfolding so far and me thinking about how I may want to quilt it when it is finished I decided that I may not do prarie points around the quilt center after all. Not quite sure what I will do yet...been thinking about piping, maybe a flange insert, or maybe just black ric rack like the pattern suggests, all I know is that it will need something to "frame" the center.  Also was thinking instead of just a plain boring outer border it might be fun to do a pieced border. Don't have a clue as to what kind or if I will do one just thinking as the process unfolds ;0).  

1 comment:

  1. Oooh! I love the way you're doing the center of yours! I'm stitching my first block and searching for alternate layouts and just found your blog.