2010 - 2014
We each have our strengths--quilt design is NOT mine. I knew enough to realize my plan would not do justice to this fabric. With help from Joan Taylor (my friend, customer & sometimes partner) & Joanne (my daughter & quilt shop owner), I am excited about this revision of my original November 2010 plan. The focal fabrics are from Moda's Winter on Walden Pond. The tan border is from Khaki Ethnic Echoes. The green sashing is a blender
Piecing Jan 2012
___Dec 22: New plan suggestion from Joan
Dec 25: Joanne helped me select additional coordinating fabrics. Now all I need is time!!
Jan 01: Start cutting
Jan 03: Making stars
Jan 10: Now have all the parts of the stars made and all the pieces cut except the green inner border. Not sure how wide I want that to be just yet. This is bigger than I imagined and the two borders will add 14-16" to the height and width since this quilt is square. Piecing it will shrink it. Should be about perfect when done.
Jan 11-12: Assembling the pieces into a quilt top. Still need to attach corners and 2 borders.
Jan 13: While snowing, added corners and borders, completing the top. Too big to photograph though. Quilt top finished.
Jan 18: Prepared the backing.
Jan 29: Added three photos taken with new little Sony Camera. Can you tell a difference?
Quilting & Binding Dec 2013
Dec16, 2013: Decided several days ago to finish this with double wool batting for Bennie. Drew the IQ pattern today using just the mathematical sine wave. Every other row is shifted a bit to create the braid effect. Expanded the pattern to the size of the 77x77 quilt top then produced the overlay. I bought the fabric in late 2010 so I am very happy to have a final plan at last.
Dec 22: Prepped & loaded.
Dec 28: Quilting. I love this pattern on this quilt. Would work for any open field scene. Quilted.
Jan 05, 2014: Binding attached. Started hand work.
Jan 08: Bound.
1/13/2012 05:53:05 am
Oh Wow! Lookin' good. You're almost done! Now, aren't you proud of how nice it looks even tho it might have been a headache?
1/13/2012 09:43:31 am
I was up for a challenge and got it for sure. Those little stars just would not go together nicely. I did a lot of sighing but no headache. Neck ache definitely!!! LOL This ended up so much larger than I imagined. I love the warm earth tones.
1/26/2012 05:51:06 am
I wanted to know how much and if available for purchase,, I just have a feeling hubby would really love this.. in our camper.. even though Paisley will still be there when we go.. let me know my friend, thank you.. hope this message gets to you.. my second attempt,,
4/3/2012 10:41:10 am
4/3/2012 10:58:54 am
Thank you! One of these days, I'll quilt it! LOL
5/10/2012 01:22:33 am
6/9/2012 02:31:21 pm
I am so sorry, Karen! I missed this comment. I'll call Joan's attention to your question. Thanks for stopping by. Did you see her Walden Pond quilt posted under Joan Taylor Quilts? The links to everyone's quilts are on the right.
6/10/2012 01:35:50 am
I did see Joan's quilt and it's lovely! I was not wanting such a "window" pattern using just the "skaters". Does anyone have any ideas?
6/10/2012 01:38:15 am
Yes, I saw Joan's quilt using the skaters fabric from "Walden Pond" and it's lovely. I didn't want the "window" effect so much. Does anyone have some other ideas?
6/10/2012 01:42:14 am
Karen, I wish this blog were more interactive but mostly ladies just follow the progress on their own quilts &/or stop in to see what others are doing. But who knows, someone might respond. As you know, I had to get Joan to design mine! LOL
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