Friday, January 21, 2011

Completely finished

 Finally, it is done, quilted and bound. When did we start this journey? Back in the early summer, wasn't it? I'm glad to have it done, and I love it. Tonight, it goes on the bed. It is always so cool, to have the first night's sleep under a newly finished quilt. Thanks, Tea, for hosting this quilt-along. It was an enjoyable experience.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


It is done!!!!!!! After a marathon 2 days of cutting and sewing, it is finally finished. The backing is ready, and it is getting loaded on the machine today, I hope. I'm going to do simple Baptist fans over it, since it is a classic, old fashioned type looking quilt, and I think the fans will complement it very well. Plus, they are fast and easy, and I am ready for this thing to be done. I love the way it turned out, although I still wish I had used reds (sigh). But, I guess I'll just have to choose another pattern to use reds and creams in, because, after seeing Tea's version of this quilt, plus the pic in the book, I'm really liking that colour combination. However, I don't think I'll be doing another of these. It was fun to do, and challenging, and I liked the process of working on the same project as others, and being able to compare notes and progress. Thanks for hosting this.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Status Update

How are you doing with the Pineapple Nine Patch quilt tops?  I have mine completed but it's in line for a backing and quilting.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Progress report....

Well, I'm up to the point where my blocks are all sewn together, and the top and bottom first pieced borders are on. I would have had more than that done, except, after I made one of the side borders, I discovered that I had turned the pinwheel triangles the wrong way, so there was some ripping going on. (sigh). I've also noticed that one of the pinwheel triangles in the quilt itself is turned the wrong way. But, I have a spare unit, I'm not sure why, that I think I can applique over it. I'm hoping, in between other projects, to get this finished this week.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I'm sorry to report that we have a correction with the last pieced border for the quilt.  Of course I'm trying to get mine completed for design wall Monday and that will not happen now.  I went to Martingale's website and found the correction AFTER my border wouldn't fit.  I need to make something to fill the corners so I'll put that off until tomorrow.  The link to the correction is below.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Center Done

I have my center completed. I need to cut for the borders and will plan that for over the weekend.  I'm doing a very exaggerated happy dance! 

P.S.  It's only done because I'm home from work this week.  I have a very bad cold or walking pneumonia; my doctor is still not sure as we thought it was severe sinus problems a few weeks ago.