Birchbark Lodge "Twisting Round the Block" - Pieced 05/12/2012; Quilted 08/02/2015; Bound 02/16/2016
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.