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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ready to Quilt

I have this one  all pieced together and I put it on my queen sized bed to see if it would be big enough. It's 76x62 and just fits the top of my bed so I'm sure that's big enough for a twin bed.
Now to find some backing and get it quilted.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Challenge

I have finished the blocks and sewn them into strips. I only have the four vertical seams left to sew. Matching those orange strips is quite a chore for someone as precisionally challenged as I am. There has been quite a lot of force fitting going on.  I am relying on the old quilting adage: It will quilt out.
It is supposed to finish at about 60x72. I may put a border around it to make it a bit bigger but if not, I'll bind it with the orange fabric.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Getting There

I have to make three more blocks and then I can start to sew them all together. I'll probably spend a bit of time arranging the blocks but I know that's  a slippery slope. Once you start it's hard to quit.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

More Progress

I have added some more blocks and started sewing some of them together. My design wall is full and unless I sew them there is a danger of them all falling down. Not a good thing. The top left three are sewn together and you can see how it will look when all the orange strips are matched. (Or as closely matched as I can get them.)

On a different note, I have started a blog about the hikes I have been doing with friends and family. There is a link on my side bar. It's called Take a Hike. I hope you check it out and that you enjoy it even half as much as I enjoy doing them.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


I have started adding the alternate blocks that are solid in the middle. I have  5 made and need ten more. They go really fast so I should be done piecing the units and be ready to sew the blocks together soon.  Before that though, I'll probably spend some hours (or days) arranging and re-arranging, trying to get a random look. Random is harder than you would imagine.

Friday, October 12, 2012

More Blocks

I made some more blocks with different purples. The question is , should I mix the purples in each block or have three different purple squares with all four sides the same...I'll make some more before I decide.  The middle one is sewn together so it may stay that way. The seams are on the diagonal so ripping it apart would probably stretch it all out of shape.

A New Start

I have started piecing a new quilt. Once again, this is a pattern from a magazine.  I am making a larger quilt for each of my nine grandchildren so I am using patterns. I haven't done that in awhile.
This pattern is quite complicated but fun to do.The orange will stay throughout the blocks but the dark purple will change to other dark colors.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

More Fabric?

I  have the second twin quilt pieced but I don't seem to have a good border fabric. I have a piece of dark green but there is not enough of it for a wide border. It seems I will have to go fabric shopping.
Again.  Sigh.