Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Almost Done...

Well I have 2 more rows to add on and the top is complete! Unfortunately my design wall is not big enough to accommodate the size of this quilt so I had to get a little creative in order to take a halfway decent photo.  It is draped over the sofa.  I don't know how I am going to take a picture when I add the last 2 rows.  I don't have that much wall or floor space.  The blocks for the last 2 rows are up on the design wall and will get attached before the weekend is done.  I am going to put 2 borders on it instead of 3.  I purchased 3 yards of 108" backing because I just didn't want to piece the back.  The top is going to finish at about 96".  I think that is a record for me.  So this is the last photo before the big finish.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

progress, slow and steady.

just a little update.....i got the baby quilt quilted with a simple panto and i really like how it turned out.  it is called blossom by willow leaf studios.  the reason i chose it is because it looks sorta like a 3 leaf clover (tying in the trinity) but it is soft and curving so it softens up the hard lines of the design of the quilt.  it is an open pattern, not too dense, not too open...sorta like goldilocks--fits the quilt pattern just perfectly.  i have the binding to finish up by hand still.  gonna work on that this evening (if you can call 9:11 p.m. evening!) some and then hope to finish it and do pictures tomorrow.....and, i want to get the borders onto the large one and get it loaded on the machine too.....watching 2 two yr olds, 2 four yr olds, a 5 and 6, 8, 10 and 11, and 12 yr old tomorrow, so will see how much actually gets done.  i am heavily counting on my 15, 16, and 18 yr old daughters to help watch the kids so i can quilt....

i am curious how all the rest are doing?

Monday, June 4, 2012

Can you see it?

I was doing so well...trying to keep all of the 9-patch blocks organized and labeled.  My 3 year old grand daughter came to visit and one of us tossed the box that I stored the blocks in while playing around and I had to reorganize the entire thing.  It took a while but I got it done.  So I started on making the chunks again.  Thought I had the top half of the quilt done.  I put the top right hand side up on the design wall.  I was really proud of myself and was looking at it in awe when I spotted it.  I stitched one of the blocks up side down...  Block B5... row one...first block.  At first I thought it was an optical illusion, so I kept looking  from afar and then I got up close and yep...My right side told me to leave one would notice.  My left side (totally anal side) said are you kidding?  Take it down and fix it! What can I say...I am kinda anal that way and it is a gift.  So I fixed it.  The difference is noticeable ... to me it is.  Can you tell the difference?

 The Mistake

The Fix