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Monday, September 18, 2006

At Last! A Day of Quilting


It seems like ages since I have had a full day of quilting with no interruptions. Not that some of the interruptions were not enjoyable, like a trip to California or a family dinner, but it's hard to make any real progress in bits and bobs of time. Today I got my Double Irish Chain three quarters basted. I will finish it after my coffee break but right now my fingers need a rest.
I also sewed my Wonky Log Cabin together and am ready to cut and sew on the borders. Once the Irish Chain is off the floor the Log Cabin will be right behind it. That one will be pinned though, so it will be faster. It will have a very simple quilting pattern too, maybe a meander or wavy lines criss crossing it. I think it will have to be a bit wonky to match the piecing.

10 comments:

Fiona said...

Are going to machine or hand quilt the Double Irish Chain? Wavy lines sounds good on the wonky log cabin.

quiltpixie said...

the inset border on the irish chain works really well. Its hard work crawling around on the floor doing all that basting. Way to ha ng with the job :-)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It IS hard to work in bits and bobs, I agree! Almost all my sewing time is in bits and bobs - around a 3 year old, but I find if I focus on just 1 thing - I can get that done. Your top is lovely and prepping 1 job for another is always progress!

Cheers!

Evelyn

dot said...

beautiful quilt. Bits and pieces of time add up, but it seems to take longer. Glad to hear you enjoyed your sewing day.

Lily said...

I know what you mean Joyce - I only get an hour or two each evening, so it's taking me a long time to quilt my first quilt - that and the fact that I cannot decide on how to quilt it!

That quilt is looking amazing. It almost looks a little like an old-fashioned computer game.

KCQuilter said...

What a gorgeous Double Irish Chain! Love the colors. I'm like you--basting is work!!!

Cynthia said...

very nice quilt. I have always wanted to make an Irish Chain quilt. Perhaps once i have finished some of my UFOs i will finally have a go at making one.

Screen Door said...

Nice quilt. I have the same scissors, I really like them.

Ali Honey said...

I like your quilt Joyce. Basting or pinning is the part I like least, of the whole process.

Tazzie said...

Your quilt is just lovely, makes me want to get back to working on mine. I think basting is my least fave part of the process, but it's a must before I can do one of my fave parts ... the quilting!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)