Mar 19: While riding along today, Marie told me she wants another quilt in May for a friend who loves black & white cows. Just getting ready for when she can come by and help design this quilt. For now, I am stuck on patterns like Just Can't Cut It or Take 5 for a patchwork look. I even kinda like the blue Holy Cow fabrics. It will be fun to see what Marie likes & where we end up.
Making the Quilt
Mar 24: Marie came by and we designed her quilt. I was up until past midnight getting everything ordered. Turns out in May means for Mother's Day. This Just Can't Cut It quilt using panels & large 15" to 16" blocks will piece quickly. The Farm Chic fabrics have both light and dark images online but I think either will work. Since Windham makes both lines of fabric--Holy Cow & Farm Chic--I hope they will coordinate nicely.
Mar 27: Four of the eight fabrics are here & they feel so wonderful, especially dairy farm scene. And the two fabrics lines will coordinate just fine.
Mar 28: 6 panels and Cow Toss on Blue came in. One more to go.
Mar 29: Last fabric is here. Decided to pre-wash everything--something I rarely do. Mostly I was killing time waiting for a friend to come over. Got everything pressed and ready to cut.
Mar 30: Took most of the day cutting this out just so. Waiting on Marie to come by, I pieced the blocks. We looked for patterns when I came across one I forgot I had by Donna Kleinke. Why not use The Cow Jumped Over the Moon?
Mar 31: Quilt top finished.
Apr 07: Loaded.
Apr 08: Quilted.
Apr 14: Squared the quilt. Made the binding.
Apr 15: Binding is attached. Starting hand work.
Apr 26: Binding is finished.
5/12/2014 06:29:16 pm
This quilt was given to me my Marie, who is like a daughter. She calls me Mom and I am honored. She has added many unusual and beautiful items to my cow collection but this quilt is unbelievable. It is a true work of art. Thank you Linda for creating Marie's idea.
5/12/2014 10:09:16 pm
Hi Nenie. So glad you love it, mom. She calls me sis.
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