A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
If you have been hanging out with me for a while (a long while, LOL!), you may remember this quilt, that I have been working on. It was a Summer block of the week, by Lisa Bongean of primitive gatherings. Her original quilt was a wool one, of three inch blocks, and I have the top all complete. But then....I thought! What if I enlarge the blocks to six inches, and put sashing in between the blocks, of vines...in between the flowers???
So I did. The blocks and sashing have been staring at me, more and more accusingly...saying, "When can WE be a quilt?" Today was the day!! I finally have the top all in one piece. I have a ton more leaves to applique, but this is a huge step forward for me, and the very step that I needed to move forward on some other projects, too. So yahoo! Lots more work to be done on this one...tons more leaves, and lots of quilting and of course those borders that I am always challenged with. But I am to this point! And so I am grateful!!! This is not trimmed...just TOGETHER, which is a huge celebration to me!!
Another woolly block was released, so I prepped it, and did a tiny bit of stitching on it. Turns out that this quilt is wanting to be a bit bright, instead of muted primitive colors! Never can tell what these quilts are going to ask for, LOL!
So...I decided I had enough plaid and plain flying geese blocks for my quilt, and had these leftover. I sewed them into a little runner. AND THEN!!! I decided to make my original quilt bigger, so I need twenty more blocks. SNORT!!! Figures, huh?? I am back cutting more out, LOL!
This is hand appliqued and hand quilted, for a very special friend. Just working on the binding and label, and it will be in the post. I hope she likes it! I have made dozens of heart quilts through the years, and love each and every one!!