Mar 03: Reed and I have been working on a quilt design for several weeks now. Finally have a plan & fabric is ordered.
Mar 06: Some fabric is here. The rest is on the way.
Mar 08: All the fabric is here.
Mar 09: Finally got around to photographing the fabrics together. Hmmm. Do not like it.
Mar 10: Went to local quilt shop & left my friends looking for matching fabric while I went for a much needed hair cut. Finally decided to have Reed drive over the very short distance from where he works. He had no trouble making a selection.
Mar 26: Prewashed all fabrics.
Mar 27: Finished pressing them all out for cutting.
Apr 25: Cutting. Using the method taught by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co. for half square triangles, namely, sew 2 squares together all around the outside edge then cut diagonals. Yields 4 half square triangles.
May 01: Continuing with the cutting. Will have 64 blocks: 16 light squares & 48 half square triangles (16 half floral/half light, 16 half floral/half blue, 16 half blue/half light).
May 06: Now making progress. Sewed the cuts squares together all the way around & cut into half square triangles.
May 07: Planned the layout. Ready to sew the rows. Got 5 of 8 done.
May 08: All 8 rows are pieced & pressed ready to join.
May 09: Working on joining the rows - very slow going matching the points.
May 11: Finally got the quilt center done, i.e. in one piece. Borders next.
May 13: Added 2 of 4 borders. May have a problem with wavy borders I will have to stop and fix. (This is not the first time I have considered starting all over again on this quilt.)
May 19: All day long just to add one white border after doing what I could to fix my wavy issues.
May 28: Quilt top is finished. Still need to piece the backing.
Oct 23: Pieced the backing. Squaring something so large is NOT easy. Prepping.
Oct 24: Prepped ready to load. Loaded ready to quilt.
Oct 25: Polished off the programming. Quilting.
Oct 26: Quilted. Now the binding.
Oct 27: Binding is attached ready for hand work.
Nov 07: Binding is done & thus the quilt is done. Going now to deliver it.
6/19/2017 05:15:44 pm
The new quilts are beautiful. Love the colorful flower quilt but Soar is by far my favorite. Looks like you have been very busy. It is truly time for a visit to see these.
6/19/2017 05:16:44 pm
It is indeed time.
8/17/2017 06:39:21 pm
You have been busy and I'm thinking the mountain experience lends itself to creativity.
8/17/2017 06:43:25 pm
Thank you, Cynthia. This one was actually the creation of a friend for whom I am making it. I am merely the executioner.
11/7/2017 12:21:48 pm
And, it is beautiful!
11/7/2017 01:07:00 pm
Reed agrees with you. Thank you.
Leave a Reply.