I am heading out in the morning, Honduras bound! Best I can figure we will be where the big 'R' (ok, the only r) in Santa Rosa de Copan is.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Quilt along progress
Yesterday and today I spent my sewing time catching up on the Crazy Mom Quilts quilt along #5. I had gotten distracted (and overwhelmed by week 3 which was cutting out 490 square sets) and was a tad behind. (stuck on week 2 with a little 4 patch square)
When this weeks edition was posted I noted that I was behind and Amanda Jean responded with a note that I could catch up :) taking this as a challenge, I was off.
I must admit that I did skip most of week 1 which was cutting white strips. I figured I could do that as I went along although her directions would had cut fabric left overs. To get over the hump I pieced and stripped and cut and assembled all at once rather than as separate steps, but the end result is I am now caught up and have most of my square sets cut.
The Hope Valley jelly roll only had 24 strips, the pattern requires 31, so I have the 24 done plus I cut up a couple charm squares. I now need to plan ahead to what I want to do with the back to determine if I want to cut up more charm squares or cut into some fabric I have. I think I am going to do a little of both, leaving enough charm squares to do a strip across the back.
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Sunday, July 4, 2010
Happy 4th of July!
I had a goal to complete this quilt by today and I squeaked it in! I had to excuse myself from our guest that came over for the afternoon so I could finish the binding, but it is done!
This is the largest quilt I have machine quilted to date at 64 x 83 and it caused some frustration. I did loopy loops I think that once it is washed all the little issues I see will wash away. I used the yellow brick road pattern, materials from my stash and randomly collected the first of June when I decided I wanted to do some Red-White-Blue stuff.
The back is mostly some large red/white dots from stash with some others pieced in.
I named this Lowden Park. When I grew up that is where the 4th of July fireworks were and while working the quilt I thought how perfect it would be to throw down on the grass, lay down on and watch the sparkling sky.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
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