I almost made my self-imposed deadline for finishing my daughter's quilt. Of course, the deadline kept shifting, from the end of September, to the end of October, to the end of November. I'm going to claim qualified success with that last one. I finished quilting the last little bit of border this afternoon around 4:30 pm and today is the last day of November. :)
The quilt still has to be bound but I'm pressing the binding strip now and will have it sewn to the front by the time I head to bed. I won't obsess and stay up till the wee hours to hand stitch it to the back, though it is tempting! If all goes well I'll be able to spread it on her bed while she sleeps tomorrow night so she sees it the next morning. December 1st is not too far of the mark!
Sorry, no pictures today. I've got to run back to the ironing board!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I was hoping to show my daughter's new quilt in this fall's Blogger's Quilt Festival. (Thank you for organising this Amy!) The quilt was supposed to be done by the end of October, then by the end of this week...Well, I'm still stitching away at that one, so I'll share the quilt I made for my parents a few years ago.
The quilt started with the nine patches in the center. They are the first blocks I pieced - ever. This is where I learned that a small variation from a 1/4 inch seam results in a block that is not the size you expected. I wasn't sure how to fit these into any pattern I had since they weren't a convenient 6 inches square, so I tucked them away in a box for 3 or 4 years.