Friday, September 30, 2011

Paper-piecing prairie tablecloth

Please ignore the ugly hammock but it was all I could come up with at 7 a.m. to get this pic taken.
The "fields" in the middle look horrible, I think.  Too traditional for the modern paper-pieced borders, but, oh, well. 

See the schoolhouse with flag and fencing?

And the church with stained-glass windows up above?
For the backing I used this nice Kaffe Fassett that I got for 40% off - yippee!
Going to be doing some basting today, and then some hand-quilting.  I'm going to try to make the icky prairie in the middle more modern.  Any ideas?  I was thinking maybe some Aurifil thread?  Never used it before, though. 
BTW, I lost a follower.  Maybe because I don't blog often enough, or just nothing to their liking?  Maybe they have too many blogs to follow in their reader?  I know I do!  I can't keep up but I don't want to miss anything, either!  Or am I just nosy? 
I hope you all are well!  Please give me some insight on how I can make my blog better - or, better yet, wait till I redo my header, design, etc. 
Have a wonderful weekend!  May you bless and be blessed!
~ Jodi ~


  1. This looks great, but I know what you mean about the centre. I think some really funky quilting with a bold thread for the fields should definitely help!
    As for the follower, mine fluxuate all the time. Just be true to you, write what you want and the people whom really dig it will follow. That is why I am still here.

  2. The little town is great, this must have taken you forever! I didn't see you posting about the little buildings, did I miss it? You have a great finish here, Jodi.
    I've lost a follower or two before, but I've picked up others. When you share from your heart, you do feel it may be something you've said, but don't let it worry you. I'm totally in agreement with Carolyn, I'm still rooting for you too! Blessings my friend ~

  3. The middle doesn't look right does it, I was thinking about whether some applique would help, but as you are at the quilting stage it's probably too late for that. Some hand quilting with some bright threads, maybe flowers or leaves or a vine winding it's way through.
    Don't worry about the followers, it's YOUR blog remember.


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