Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Finish

Well kinda.... the top is finished.  I don't dislike it as much as I used to, but I decided to stop at the lap quilt and not cut additional squares for a full quilt.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Design Wall Monday

The more I look at my tulip blocks for the Georgia Quilt, the more I really like it.  And I think that my tastes are moving from traditional quilts to modern quilts.  (I am even thinking I may like to learn to machine quilt instead of hand quilting).

This week I have been searching through my stash for some red. white, and blue material to make a quilt for the Thank You Quilters (  Being from a military family, this is a cause that I want to support. 

I noticed that alot of my stash is traditional patterned and what I describe as "country".  So I found a pattern in a book from the library, "Fast Favorites from McCall's Quilting", which I thought would work with my stash.  For a week I have been cutting squares while watching Hulu and this past weekend I got to work.

The blocks went together fast.  But the more I worked on it, the more I really did not like it so much.  I remembered something I read about falling out of love with a quilt and I guess that is what happened.  Today, I put the rows together and it is looking better but I think it will end up being a lap quilt or throw. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Its been so long since I have posted.  Much has happened, but I do have a finish.  The pattern came from a library book and I cant remember the title right now.  I had the top for awhile, I just hadn't had time to finish the quilting.  I am a hand quilter so finishing can sometimes take time.  I am pleased with the quilt.