Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Work in Progress Update

I had a pretty fragmented, but productive quilting week.  Here is the story...

Brian's Tetris Quilt
I finished piecing the center of the quilt and added two borders - one dark gray and one light gray. The last gray border was not planned in our overall pattern, but the quilt was not quite big enough to fully cover Brian (or myself) on the couch for TV watching.  So, I had to add a thick light gray border. It is a little scrappy as it was not planned, but it will be OK.

I ordered the batting and will start to quilt the front to the batting next week (with any luck), then start the applique back. It is moving along, anyhow.  I am learning that applique scares me and that I would rather work from a pre-tested pattern, but that's the uptight goober in me.

Sampler Quilt
I finished the back with a pretty simple piecing of scraps and layered the quilt yesterday. I hope to start quilting tonight. I think the quilting will be very geometric - squares around each block and straight along the border.

Lattice Illusions
I have about 80 blocks finished now, but still the quilt is too small!  Even when I calculate in the borders, this is really only a lap quilt and not the full quilt I want. I have to do a bit of re-thinking and stock up (again) on more fabric if I am going to continue to enlarge the center.
Mystery Quilt
I did not have the right fabric purchased when I started this quilt, so I placed an order earlier this week for what was outstanding. I finished 12 of my 36 blocks this week, but am now a little stuck.  Stinks.  Come on, Fed Ex!

I will spend a bit of tonight looking at my books for a jelly roll pattern to start on my new projects at the bottom of the list.  Until then, my current "stats" have been updated....

Completed Quilts (2010)
Roisin's Baby Quilt
Mom's Birthday Quilt
Catherine's Christmas Quilt
Currently Quilting
Sampler Quilt
Tops Awaiting Bottoms
Brian's Tetris Quilt
Currently Piecing
Lattice Illusions Quilt
Mystery Quilt
Ongoing Planning
Bali Pop Quilt (using a Moda Bake Shop Pattern, need to get white fabric)
Moda Jelly Roll Quilt (looking for pattern)
Fat Quarter Quilt (looking for pattern)
Confetti Scrap Quilt (collecting fabric squares, Mary was a great help!)

1 comment:

Susan said...

:)Yes, My son loved his Open Windows quilt...I talk about it in Episode #6 which I just recorded today. You are listed as no-reply so I couldn't e-mail you back. I like the Tetris quilt!

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