Oct 10: I have tried for over 3 years to get an idea of what a friend might want in a quilt. Now I have it: blue (slate) with cream (not grey), floral or geometric or blenders okay, no flannel, no wool. Starting the process.
Oct 11: Found a quilt pattern I love on GourmetQuilter.com & bought the pattern. Glad I did because I did not realize from their picture that the squares alternate between light & dark which works perfectly for me. I have modified it into a 52 x 70 lap quilt. Fabric is ordered.
Oct 15: The fabric is here - several charm packs, 1 mini charm pack & yardage for inner border and backing. Yes I was going for free shipping so I bought a bit more than I need. Bet Joan can use some of the leftovers in her veterans quilts.
Oct 18: Started piecing. The quilt is 9-patch blocks alternating between lights & darks.
Oct 19: Completed the layout plan.
Oct 24: Top center completed. Opted for a simpler single border. Quilt top is finished. Backing is pieced. Ready to quilt.
Oct 25: Considering 2 patterns. Loading. Going with the wedding vine--gently flowing with the ups and down of a happy life! Using Dream Orient batting with Bottom Line Cream on top & Silver in the bobbin.
Oct 26: Quilted.
Oct 29: Squared. Binding attached. Clip basted. Started doing hand work.
Oct 31: Finished the binding. Will hand deliver today.