Angel Prayer Quilt - Pre-Planning
Dorothy Wonder has been working on an angel prayer quilt. Even though it isn't here yet & I haven't seen it of course, I have already worked up an EQ7 rendition based on her specs and toyed with the IQ layout that includes 4 Musical Angel blocks and a Small Angel pantograph. The center of the quilt is a prayer panel. The stitching on the angel blocks will match the Crimson on Black fabric in the borders.
The image here is a concoction of EQ7 and a lot of cutting and pasting overlays using Paint.
I am looking forward to seeing the real quilt top & the finished work.
May 08: Dorothy purchased the Musical Angel blocks to use on this quilt.
May 30: Did the EQ7 renditions based on Dorothy's specs and added the overlays in Paint.
June 22: Stitched a sample of the background panto and one of he angel blocks using several threads to give Dorothy a better idea of who this will look while she finishes her quilt top.
Labyrinth - Pieced 05/25/2012
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This a another project I picked up on 1/27/2012 at the quilt show in Statesville earlier this year.
Photo on the left is the fabrics in the quilt kit.
Photo on the right was taken of the quilt at the show.
May 18: I spent several hours just getting familiar with the design by drawing it into EQ7. The pattern is mostly 1/2 square triangles with a few rectangles where possible.
May 19: Cut out all the pieces. Marked the triangles. Sewed the squares & cut into triangles.
May 20: Ironed open the squares and started the layout in the center. Must layout entire rows so I can sew one row at a time. This is so fascinating to observe.
May 21: Sewing the rows. The rows are together.
May 23: Half is together.
May 24: Only 1 border to go.
May 25: Quilt top finished.
5/17/2012: Today's project is a panel quilt featuring the Buttons and Blooms collection by Red Rooster fabrics. Simple, whimsical, soft hues--just nice.
Jan 27: I picked this up this kit at the quilt show in Statesville.
May 17: Cutting it out.
May 18: Quilt top is finished.
Sep 17: I will finish this small lap quilt as a surprise for Tony's wife, Lori, and as thanks for his help around here. I hope to meet her one day.
Sep 18: Planned. Have decided to l use So Fine! #702 Squeaky Beach which is a variegated cream tonal thread #702, Bird Bath meander pattern & wool batting.
Sep 23: Quilted. Needs binding.
Sep 25: Binding attached.
Sep 28: Binding finished. Gave this to Tony's wife, Lori.
May 05: Adding the borders to the 5" charm squares.
May 06-07: Cutting out the twister blocks.
May 08: Twister blocks are done. Ready for sashing.
May 11: I admit it. I hate doing sashing. For some reason my vertical sashing was puckering like a gather on my first try to add the horizontal sashing. Then there is the fun of trying to align the vertical sashing on either side of the 2" horizontal sashing. Anyway, it is done now.
May 12: Quilt top is finished.
Jun 10, 2014: Some long time ago, I loaned Kelley this quilt to use as a shop sample. It promptly got lost. Today he found it & is shipping it home.
Jul 01, 2015: Pieced the backing, i.e. kept adding fabric until I had enough to load.
Jul 31: Prepped & loaded. Using Dream Orient batting & So Fine! #452 Bone thread top & back. Rows are a 11.5 inches & quite dense due to the details in the design. With such an uneven coverage, I don't want to go too large/loose.
Aug 01: Quilting. The back will have a whole cloth effect I really like.
Aug 02: Quilted.
Aug 05: Binding is attached. Only hand work left to do.
Nov 07: Finally started the hand work.
Nov 26: Thanksgiving week. Eddunio Gomez asked for a another quilt for his cabin here because he is so pleased with his Hearty Good Wishes quilt--how breathable & comfortable it is. He selected this one.
Feb 15: Eddie is back in town from Florida so I focusing on finishing this while he is here. By the time the snow & ice outside melts enough for me to hike down to his cabin, I will be finished.
Feb 16: Bound & thus finished. Hand delivered to Eddie.