I've stitched nine blocks together for the big diamond in the center. I can't tell you how happy I am with how this is turning out! I've not laid the whole thing out to have a look so it is a bit of a surprise for me to see it develop! The papers and basting threads have been removed except for those around the outside edges.
Two more lovely readers have finished their Soupcon quilts. For those of you who are new to my blog Soupcon was my first Quilt Along. The instructions are available under the tab Quilt Alongs by Karen H or you can just click here to go to that page. Soupcon is a French word that means a little bit. I called my quilt Soupcon because it includes a little bit of many different techniques that I like to use in my quilt making!
Kath has not only completed her quilt top but she now has it hanging in her new sewing room! It is so pretty with lovely little butterflies appliqued in the center medallion! You can see close-ups of her work on her Flicker page.
Carrie P has completed her quilt top. She decided against adding the foundation paper pieced border and I think it is a good decision. I love the last border. Those diamonds frame the quilt so nicely. Carrie did a wonderful tutorial titled "Applique Points"; you will find it here. I'm looking forward to seeing how Carrie quilts her Soupcon.
In May 2013 I published a tutorial on basting points for English paper piecing but the same techniques could be used for applique; I would give the basted diamond a spritz of starch and press with a hot, dry iron before removing the basting threads and paper. You will find my tutorial here.
Until I post again, happy sewing!