Thea's quilting trials and tribulations.

Life teaches us many lessons! Some of the greatest lessons in my life have been taught to me by my quilts and the people that I have met through my quilting.

project Atlantis in progress

Here are the BOM that I am doing for a quilt called Atlantis - I have 7 blocks done out of 12 - and then we get the finishin kit next month from Completely Quilted in Ponca City Oklahoma.  This is one of the toughest quilts that I have ever made.  I think McKenna Ryan's quilts were easier to do then this one... I am going to finish the rest of my blocks within the next 2 weeks so that when I go to guild in September I can pick up my finishing kit and the backing and complete this quilt.  Let me know what you think...

I have the last five blocks to this point - they are awaiting all those curves to be topsitched down - but i am getting there... I have a quilt on the wall in my livingroom and it seemed to be the perfect spot to use as a design wall for the moment... I will have to take all these down and take a picture of this quilt - it is a precious one to me - I belonged to a small group of quilters and we did a round robin - this was mine - I enjoy it on my wall although it is about a full size quilt - not really a wall hanging - but soon I will share it with you.

Well, I have a few pictures to add to this - I finished the topstitching on all the blocks and am working on the borders...

This is the body of the quilt - all the topstitching is finished and teh blocks are sewn together... I love the bright colors to this quilt and am amazed that it is turning out so well... I am taking my time with it so I don't make any of my normal mistakes.

these are the border pieces.  I had to make 14 of these and top stitch down the orange, green, purple, turquoise and reddish colors... left the dark blue for later...

these are the 4 corner pieces.

I have the border pieces sewn together and have all but one sewn on the body of the quilt... I hope to have some energy this evening to get them done... then the plain dark blue border and then I top stitch down the dark blue pieces and the top is done...

Published Mon, Aug 10 2009 2:11 AM by Thea
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# re: project Atlantis in progress@ Monday, August 10, 2009 3:57 AM

This quilt is going to be beautiful. I dont think I would even attempt it. I Will look forward to seeing it completed. Good job!                                  

by Carol

# re: project Atlantis in progress@ Monday, August 10, 2009 8:53 AM

althea, i think you blocks are wonderful,  i love bold colors.   gini

by gini

# re: project Atlantis in progress@ Monday, August 10, 2009 8:55 AM

I love the blocks. The colors make the blocks!!! You have done a beautiful job on them. I can see they must be a bit difficult to piece together. I admire your courage :-).


# re: project Atlantis in progress@ Monday, August 10, 2009 12:43 PM

I am a silly old lady is what i am - lol - I saw this quilt on the show room wall and before I knew it Suzie had me signed up to do it... I have my seam ripper right next to me every time I start - I did the 7th block, they are out of order in the pictures, but the 7th block that I got was the first one that I didn't have to use my seam ripper on - I was so proud - yelling - my DH thought I had had a stroke or something - he asked me what is all the noise - I told him I am fantastic - I did it - he said what - and I held up the block and said this without making a single mistake - he said OH that!

God bless,


by Thea

# re: project Atlantis in progress@ Monday, August 10, 2009 7:52 PM

Thank you all for your comments - I think it is a very pretty quilt and will be glad when it is finished - I will take a deep breath of fresh air on that day!

by Thea

# re: project Atlantis in progress@ Monday, August 10, 2009 8:24 PM

Thea, these blocks are gorgeous. I can't wait to see the finished product. You're doing a fantastic job.

by Kris

# re: project Atlantis in progress@ Tuesday, August 11, 2009 12:48 AM

Kris, sometimes i want to kill myself fro trying things that are just so complicated but I am stubborn and I will finish this - I think i will post a picture of the next block before I top stitch it down so you can see the difference... I got 8, 9 and 10 done ... 2 to go then i top stitch... more frog stitching but was a stupid error on my part...not the directions this time - I have them figured out... only took me 6 blocks to do

thank you for the complement... I hope this quilt ends up looking really good... I think I will give it to Steva for a wedding gift...

by Thea

# re: project Atlantis in progress@ Friday, August 14, 2009 9:15 AM

That is an amzing quilt Althea is it a pattern you can buy? a lot of curved piecing...nice job

# re: project Atlantis in progress@ Friday, August 14, 2009 7:11 PM

Helen - there are no curves - it is all from folding fabric and sewing in place then you fold back and top stitch down - when I have these last 5 blocks top stitched you will see the difference.  I am not sure if you can buy it as a single pattern or not - I got it as a BOM from Completely is by Southwind Designs.

by Thea

# re: project Atlantis in progress@ Saturday, November 14, 2009 5:41 PM

Wow, I love the color combinations.  I don't think I am skilled enough for the curves.  Is this your design?

# re: project Atlantis in progress@ Monday, April 26, 2010 1:19 AM


Atlantis is absolutely amazing ( how do ya like that alliteration LOL)  Seriously, though, you are doing such a terrific job on this.

# re: project Atlantis in progress@ Monday, May 10, 2010 5:48 PM

Joyce - thank you for the great alliteration.  I think I have answered most of the questions above in my forum on Atlantis...

You can buy the pattern ..

the curves are an allusion - you fold squares and rectangles into triangles and squares and sew them between other pieces - then you open them up and top stitch them down.  I think you can see that very well in the photos I posted of the corner pieces and the border pieces...

by Thea