Tuesday, October 19, 2010
1800's Quilt Finished
I finally finished the 1800's quilt from Moda Bake Shop. Each square is 3/4". Yikes, I found my intersections weren't quite as accurate as I expect them to be. Can't see any problems now. This was a quilt along at Small Quilts Chat over on yahoo groups. The quilt as shown at the Bake Shop didn't have a border. But I wanted it a little bit bigger. Plus, it will be on a brick red wall I thought the blue border would tone down the really bright red. I used a Bar Harbor charm pack and an old beige fabric. I quilted it on my domestic sewing machine. The backing is the same as the border. It's so nice to have a finish!
I haven't gotten as far on the pieced border of the Million Pieces quilt as I had hoped to. (Shucks, today I cleaned house and did a few loads of laundry -- not all that much sewing time!) I think I now have all the half square triangles made. And, on the trip around the world 3 quadrants are completed. And, the fourth one is probably about 1/2 done. I try to sew one strip every time I sit down to sew. Kind of like an ender except afterwards I always sew a part of a four patch as the real ender.
It would be wonderful if I could just sew all day tomorrow but the cabinets and refrigerator are getting bare. And, rats, it's suppose to rain all day. But, grocery shopping I must go! Sigh. When I get to the studio the plan is the to finish 2nd border of Million Pieces quilt. I keep thinking how much yardage I will have used when that quilt is done! Talk about motivation.
Happy Quilting All!