Monday, June 27, 2011

quilt top progress

Friday night I was able to cut the strips and sew all of the strips back together in each of the three color families. Saturday morning, after a shower and some coffee I embarked on cutting the strips into the 6.5 inch blocks. Then laying out the pattern and assembly. Lessons learned. Pin more, I had a good bit of frogging due to the flips which occurred as I picked up the pieces and tried to sew them together. One Row only, at least for me at this point, assemble one row and place it back into the quilt before picking up the next row. Adding could be problematic, the wall hanging was going to be small, I had so much fabric left that I thought I would turn it into a throw for the living room. Now I hope they will still have some fabric left for the back and outer border when I go to LQS this afternoon or I will have to pick out another of each and will have created some stash! :) that would be a shame but I will have to live with the consequences. One side is about a quarter of an inch off(lack of pinning), I will try to adjust it before I move forward with the inner and outer borders. So I had to think a lot hard with this than I do with stitching. I guess that is to be expected after 35 years of stitching verses 3 days of quilting! :) I love the creativity of pulling colors and creating the quilt but it will be much more costly and labor intense than stitching for me. Enjoy it but don't see letting it replace my love of stitching.

Thanks for reading,


  1. Lovely quilt! You have done a great job with it! Looking forward to seeing it with the borders!

  2. You have put together such pretty colors - it's going to be a beautiful quilt.
    Rita E in AZ

  3. oooo well done .. and you will know more next time you decide to do one love mouse xxxx

  4. A throw, couldn't starat with something small. Can't wait to see it all together.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches