Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Quilty Update

This quilt is a surprise for someone, so I won't say too much. It's going in the mail tomorrow. If it doesn't turn up in your mail box within a week, chances are that is wasn't for YOU.

I don't even remember the name of this quilt. I DO recall thinking it was a really cool design and ended up being much easier to make than I thought it would be.

**I found the book that the pattern is in, and the quilt is named Another Mosaic.**

Here's a closeup of one block. All the cream in the background is the same print, and each pinwheel is made of 4 matching blades. The rest is scrappy. If you are new to the quilting world, scrappy = fun. Scrappy means using that one last 2" strip of your favorite fabric. Scrappy means being able to look at your quilt with interest for longer than ten seconds. Scrappy means losing count of the different fabrics once you reach 60 or so.

Here is the progress on my Christmas quilt. I have the original quilt size made. I laid it on my bed and realized I need to make at least 3 more pieced blocks. I can do that! Right? Soon? Probably not.

I'll let you in on a little secret...

We had friends over for supper last night. I was showing the wife (hi, Marti!) my quilts in progress. That is, all the quilts that are not completely finished. While I had that short stack out, I thought it would be a good idea to inventory the little whippersnappers just so I could keep track. I am also considering buying a quilting machine to replace my relic. How many completed except for quilting tops do you think I have? These are all at least twin-sized quilts. Several are queen size.

I'll tell you tomorrow! Until then, I'm going to hang my head in shame and get QUILTING!! My sister's daughter's quilt is first. I'm just generous like that...putting her quilt ahead of all mine. Just ask her...I'm her favorite sister. And there are good reasons for that:

1. I'm her only sister.

2. Her quilt has been pieced even longer than any of mine.

3. I'm her only sister.

4. I machine quilt large quilt tops.

5. I'm her only sister.

Until tomorrow...keep on stitching!



Audrey said...

Another post of eye-candy, Joan!

Your choice of colours is absolutely gorgeous.

I shy away from browns and fawns, yet YOU make them look so fantastic. I wish I could go through MY scraps and find the same!

Your Christmas quilt looks like a kaleidoscope!

I just love-love-love looking at your work.

~Joan said...

Thank you for your kind words. I have been wanting to use the large print with the pine cones and holly. Once it's cut up, so much of the design of the fabric is lost. I was glad to find this pattern where a 12" square of the fabric is used for the alternate block to the pieced ones.

The smaller quilt is made with a lot of small pieces I wanted OUT OF MY STASH because, frankly, I don't like them all that much. But they are lovely all together, no??


Audrey said...

Yes! They ARE lovely all together!