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The quilt in the header is made from a Cheri Payne pattern called "Twelve Days of Christmas"..

Friday, March 21, 2014

24 Carrots

Continuing on with bunny quilts for spring, I have finished another one.  This wall quilt is made from a Cheri pattern called "24 Carrots".  It can be found on Cheri's website "Wednesday's Quilts".
When I began to work on cutting out carrot pieces, I had thought I could use the Tri-Recs tool.  I am not good at piecing those long pointy pieces.  I discovered that the Tri-Recs tool is not the same angle as required for the carrots.  I decided to paper piece them and that is not a favorite method for me.  I used the freezer paper method of paper piecing.  For a visual, I refer to this post on Quilting With Ragdolls.  Maybe there is a You Tube video that covers the method but I have not investigated that.  You do not sew through the paper using this method.  My one tip would be to have a teflon coated foot for your machine.  Your foot will at times be running over the waxy side of the freezer paper.  The coated foot will glide over it.  If you are using your freezer paper pieces over and over, the heaviest of the wax is gone and the foot not necessary.  And Cheri style for the carrots, one is upside down and two on their side.

I used wool for the applique bunnies and carrots at the top.  A quick and easy way to do it.

My previous post showed my "Patchwork Garden" quilt.  Mary from Quilt Hollow did the machine quilting.  In some of the comments, I was asked to share close-ups of the quilting designs.  The photos are courtesy of Mary.



Back to my sewing room.  Wish you could join me.  We would have so much fun.
Karen

32 comments:

  1. Cute carrots! Paper piecing is not my fav either.
    I am off to Palm Desert this week for some R&R and warm weather. Thinking of all the fun you are having in your sewing room. I brought a few small pieces that need some detail embroidery. Driving through the farming area of Cali, its beautiful!

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  2. Bunnies and carrots - just perfect for spring! Love your quilt close ups. Its beautifully done.

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  3. Wonderful spring quilt! Love the bunnies and carrots. And Mary's quilting is simply inspiring! It really adds to your beautiful quilt.

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  4. I love the freezer paper pp'ing technique but had not heard the hint of using a Teflon foot before. I
    Ike my 1/4 inch foot as it is quick to sew and sews right on the edge of the paper. Think I will get one of these Teflon foots and try it out as I am getting ready to start a major pp'ing project. Thanks for the tip.

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  5. I believe we would have fun--unless you hogtied me and forced me to applique!! : )
    Another great bunny quilt! Do you have a box just for bunny patterns?
    I have used the perforated paper piecing method and liked many things about it. But when I paper piece tiny things I find I have to switch to the traditional method to maintain minute accuracy.

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  6. What a fun wall hanging. Love the turned carrots. I'm not a fan of paper piecing either.

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  7. Karen.....I cannot for the life of me paper piece, so the freezer paper template piecing works best....I remove paper templates before sewing pieces together, a little less accurate but who am I to worry about that! the more primitive the better! will put a step by step on my blog one of the days I'm not chasing Lucy!
    am loving seeing ALL!!! of your wonderful finished quilts.....keep it up!

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  8. You are really hopping along...lol Love the carrots. Thanks so much for sharing pics of the quilting on your Garden Baskets quilt. She does beautiful work. Hugs

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  9. LOVE the 24 carrots quilt - I know I've had that pattern, but I think it was donated to the guild at one point. After I've seen your finish, I think I'll have to purchase again! I love Cheri patterns and you are sure on a roll!

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  10. Some bunny has been very busy. The 24 carrots quilts is just too cute!

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  11. Love the bunnies and thank you for the tips.They are always helpful. Your Patchwork Gardener is beautiful. Love the piecing and the quilting.

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  12. Your bunnies are wonderful! They really get me in the mood for spring.

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  13. Cute easter quilt and I think I would round off my carrots, easier than points, lol. Mary's quilting is gorgeous, she really knows how to match the design with the quilt.

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  14. I do love the carrots but I've never learned to love paper piecing either. blessings, marlene

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  15. I adore the bunny quilts you've gifted me in the past and here you are making more! Bunnies really do populate at yours! LOL

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  16. Dang cute!! Man I could learn so much by spending one morning looking over your shoulder in your sewing room!! Now that would be fun!!
    P

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  17. The carrots are so cute. There are just so many cute quilt patterns these days!

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  18. Such a cute bunny quilt - and you did a great job mastering those carrots. But, I really love your Patchwork Garden - fun to see some close-ups!

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  19. I don't enjoy paper piecing either, but sometimes (if you want perfect points) it's a necessity. I'll try this technique next time--I hate tearing off the paper! The quilt is adorable and the basket quilt is a beautiful finish!

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  20. So cute! This pattern is also in my sewing room collecting dust and waiting for me to quilt!

    I wish to goodness I could sew with you too! We would have fun :o)

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  21. Love all those carrots & bunnies ! SO CUTE!

    Thanks for sharing close ups of the quilting that Mary did on your quilt ! As always she did a wonderful job :-D

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  22. Cute carrot quilt! Love those bunnies on the top!
    So glad you have close up pictures of the quilting on Patchwork Garden... what a wonderful treasure! I like how just about every block is quilted differently!

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  23. That carrot quilt is so cute - I'm in love with the bunnies! The piecing sounds dreadful, lol, but glad you persevered. Mary did a marvelous job on your gorgeous quilt!!!!

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  24. Que maravilla de trabajos, nos han encantado.
    Un beso

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  25. Ah, that is so cute! The quilting is lovely as usual!

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  26. What cute carrots! As for Mary's quilting, there's really nothing I can say except "awesome".

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  27. LOVE the carrot quilt - too adorable!

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  28. Love the new Cheri carrot flimsy!! And as always, your applique and Mary's quilting are a glorious combination...love it.

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  29. the bunny quilt is so cute.
    that Mary! she does such fabulous work and so do you!

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  30. Oh goodness, stop by and link this one up too!! I just added my self as a GFC follower as I find myself going deeper and deeper into your blog and finishing inspired!!! I'm Val! Glad to meet ya! myplvl.blogspot...stop by and hopefully you'll be inspired to follow too!!

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  31. Here for the first time, you have very nice quilts!!, the bunny quilt si so lovely,

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