Monday, February 20, 2023

Gigantic foundation pieced project - Judy Niemeyer Carnival Flower - Part One

I know that I said I would never make a big quilt again.  But I just couldn't resist this one.  One of my friends is a certified Judy Niemeyer instructor, and I told her that I'd be interested in learning some of the new techniques that have been developed since the last time I made a Judy Niemeyer quilt.  Well, the company came out with a technique of the month pattern, called "Carnival Flower".  I'm taking the 6 classes from my friend and we meet once a month.  That gives all of us plenty of time to finish the homework between the classes.

The quilt will be 80" x 80", which is called the wall size; I call it a big quilt.  I used the pattern and colored it in several different ways. I landed on lime green (of course), orange, yellow, turquoise, and eggplant.  I think its going to be spectacular.  

The first class was to work on all of the outside border pieces.  We will continue to work our way towards the center, so it will be an interesting process.  Here are the border pieces on the design wall.  It covers the wall from the ceiling to the floor.  There won't be much room for anything else until this one is sewn together, but I think I can squeak a little one on the right hand side of the design wall.  

Stay tuned for all of the posts about the making of this quilt.

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