3/20: Planning this quilt for a High Point, NC friend I saw yesterday. Showed her my Birchbark Lodge Twister quilt. She loved the design and thought it would be ideal in Solid Red & White. Also found out she loves roses.
Already on my way to THE QUILT SHOP, I found some wonderful fabric. Already had bolts of red so very pleased to be able to use some of it. When I got home I went to work on this while snow covered my world outside.
5/22: I saw Munirah again today. Next time I see her, it will be to deliver her quilt.
Mar 20: Purchased fabric to go with the red I already have.
Mar 21:Did some layouts\
Apr 04: We discussed the plan and it was approved. WIll use some of the small roses in the top if it works nicely.
May 25: Over 2 months, 9.5 weeks to be exact, have passed since deciding to do this project. I have wanted to start it every day since so I am very happy I am finally cutting.
May 26: Been planning & making blocks all day. This will go on a 39" x 79" daybed. I have posted several similar layouts. Though the differences are slight, the effects are dramatic. The bed is 24" from the floor so I have sketched the red border at 12" but it can be whatever length Munirah wants. Also doing contrasting cornerstones will make this a much more tedious project.
May 27: Cutting & piecing and cutting & piecing ... etc.
May 28: Made the charm blocks--5" squares with a 3" border.
May 29: Cut the blocks into pinwheels using the Twister tool.
May 30-Jun 01: Finished the blocks.
Jun 02: The center is together.
Jun 03: Adding borders. Quilt top finished. Backing is ready to load.
Jun 04: Loading. Loaded. Quilting.
Jun 05: Finished quilting.
Jul 08: Finished binding.