The quilt is done! Now I'm just waiting to get two tall men to hold it up so that I can check the straightness of the hanging sleeve. I will make photos while it is being held up. After that will be sewing down the sleeve, washing, and drying. Picked up the open show entry form for the Boone County IN 4-H fair on Friday.
The quilt is finally pinned! My least favorite part of making a quilt. It took several days, a few hours each day. My pinning set up is this. I tape a folding sewing grid onto our dining table. On top of that I lay my largest cutting mat. This way I can get an edge that will hold bulldog clips on all four sides. Next I center the quilt back on the table
Due to a baby boom in the family I've been knitting blankets furiously. Yesterday it rained all day, so no playing in the dirt for me. Instead I played in the sewing room and pieced together the back for Delectable Mountains. Over the winter I had made extra DM blocks to use in the back. These modern quilters, most escpeically Virginia Findlay Wolfe
The quilt top is completed! Last week I worked on piecing parts of the quilt back. This week I spent almost all my sewing room time starching and ironing the backing fabrics. For me this is absolutel the most boring part of making a quilt. Thank goodness for recorded books! It is hard for me to iron "mindfully" for days on end. I hope to get
I worked on the concentric block arrangement of delectable mountains this week. It has morphed from two twins into one queen. This happened because I noticed serious damage on the quilt that is currently on our bed. It has seen consistent cold weather use for almost 15 years. I quilted it by hand. Anyway, now I'm trying to decide whether to put
The extreme cold had me searching my UFO's again. Stir Crazy! I found a box of Delectable Mountain quilt blocks (started in a Star Quilt Guild of Roanike, VA class taught by Kay Anderson in 1993). I remember at that time 1950"s retro fabric was popular. These blocks are in floral prints of pink and black. If I ever get them into a top, I'll