Space Arcade Piecing

Space Arcade Quilt {Piecing}

With my Project Quilting 14.5 Not a Square quilt finished and Night Garden out to be longarm quilted, I started another project this weekend: the first bonus quilt using the large scraps created piecing Night Garden. Because I made the queen size version of Night Garden, I will be making two bonus quilts:

Night Garden Throw Bonus - 2 Color & Multi

Night Garden Throw Bonus – 2 Color & Multi

Space Arcade (above), which is a bonus quilt that can be made from either size Night Garden quilt you piece, …

Second Night Garden Queen Bonus Quilt

Second Night Garden Queen Bonus Quilt

and Congruence (above), which can only be created from scraps from the queen size version of Night Garden.

Space Arcade Piecing

Space Arcade Piecing

Cutting the background fabric didn’t take long, and the scraps from Night Garden only needed simple trimming. I find that listening to podcasts while I pin, chain piece, press, and trim to be a really lovely way to spend time in my studio right now. I’m particularly enjoying the Ten Percent Happier Podcast. As a side benefit of listening to that podcast, and due to a conversation via Instagram DM with a fellow quilter, I have renewed my daily meditation practice as well.

Space Arcade Piecing

Space Arcade Piecing

I was able to get about half of the piecing complete this weekend, so I’m hopeful that I’ll have the quilt top finished this week. Once that is done, I’ll start pondering my quilting plan.

And you might notice that this is an especially appropriate project to break in and start using my new Oliso iron that arrived on Friday because it matches so well. I keep a spray bottle of water nearby instead of using water / steam directly from my irons. My last Oliso lasted for 7 years, and hopefully I’ll have as many years if not more with this turquoise one!

What are you working on this week?

10 thoughts on “Space Arcade Quilt {Piecing}

  1. I like the colours in Space Arcade and that of your new iron. Hopefully it will last many years.

  2. Well, that’s a fun design for the extra pieces from Night Garden, and I did immediately notice your new Oliso. I’ve don’t put water in my iron’s reservoir either, but use a spray bottle. I’ve had my iron for many years (Rowenta).

  3. Ohhhh Those are AWESOME!!!!

  4. Sarah says:

    Beautiful bonus quilts! This week I’m trying to clear up, both sewing space and mental space, to work on a more personal project. It has me a little nervous.

  5. aquilterstable says:

    Love your new iron! 😉 Enjoy the process making those bonus quilts!

  6. Eva says:

    Your new project is perfect as all of your projects. It is amazing in which time you are able to do this. I am completely thrilled from the Project Quilting 14.5 quilt…. this curvy one is so great!!
    And .. I know Olisio when I learned / trained my englisch while looking Missouri Quilt company …. and I always things .. oh wow what a crazy iron… I have a normal Bosch and put water in….. it works mostly 2-3 years depending of how often I iron the wrong side of batting with glue …. 🙁
    But a nice working space is important. Most important for me is give every piece a good press !!
    We have a sentence I do not know if this could be translated, but my grandma said, good pressed is half way sewn … mhhh .. wondering if you could understand…. love your work.

  7. This project looks great and what a fun bonus for the pattern! Love the teal oliso iron. I have reluctantly stopped putting water in all my irons, too, to preserve their life. I do think they don’t get quite as hot, but maybe it is me.

  8. Susan says:

    Wow, another amazing quilt. Thanks for sharing and glad to be able to pop into your blog on my PC as I can’t pick it up on my old laptop. I’ll make time more often to sit in the study. Take care & hugs.

  9. patty says:

    Beautiful iron! I love my Oliso – mine is yellow! I love your secondary quilts made from the scraps of another – such a great idea.

  10. Kaja says:

    I love that you are making bonus quilts – it’s such a cool way to work and there is something deeply pleasing about all those curves, whichever colours they come in,

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