Saturday, August 8, 2009

Progress on Sarah's Quilt

Here are the pieces for Sarah's quilt.

This was taken yesterday before I sewed any together. It all has to be laid out and assembled carefully so the right hexagons match up. I am now sewing the blocks into 18 rows. Because these are hexagons there are all sorts of funny angles -- I'm ripping once for every 3 to 4 pieces that are correct. Not fast sewing. The cool part is there are no inset seams because the hexagons are sewn into rows as a half hexagon and then the rows are sewn together. Unfortunately, I'm getting bored, tired, ____ (fill in the blank) and I am only sewing about 3 to maybe 4 hours a day and not all of it is working on this quilt. I've got about 5 rows sewn together with another 5 partially sewn together. I've got to up my output. I may go sew tonight for another 30 or 40 minutes to get some more rows done. I really like the fabrics -- they are Mary Engelbreit's Garden of Flowers. I won a jelly roll which is what I used with some additional fabric that blends. I've got a yellow solid for the first border and a green tone on tone for the second border. I'm going to hate to let this go but I think Sarah will like the happy colors.

So folks -- this is what I saw Thursday afternoon at the on ramp to 84 east.
And, one wasn't enough -- there was another one.
Do you know what these are?

Here's my guess:

There are several wind turbines on the crest of the hills here in the Poconos. I think these are the blades for the wind turbines. Of course, I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure. Pat isn't so sure.

No more quilting tonight -- I'm tired. I may do a bit of knitting while I am watching an old movie, The Shop Around the Corner. (You've Got Mail is the updated version of it.)

Happy Quilting All!


  1. Yep, those are wind turbine blades. I've been seeing them all over the country this summer and we travel with our 5th wheel RV.

  2. Very pretty quilt in the making.

    Yep, you're right about the blades. Here are our closest farms:

  3. Sarah's quilt block are beautiful. You did a great Job!

    Interesting how big the blades are. They are something I have never seen "on the road" so the speak.

    Enjoy a nice time with your feet up and knitting.

  4. YES they are turbine daughter used to work on them. they put all the blades into the center piece then use a crane to attach them to the poles. the quilt is very nice, what are you using for the filler hexagons? can't wait to see it done. have a great day, Amy

  5. I love that quilt. I can't wait to see it all finished..

    Great photos..turbine blades huh. Strange..Large..



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