Sunday, February 19, 2012

Finally Ready to Quilt

It's basted and ready to quilt! I am so excited to be starting the quilting...finally! And I measured it too! As it turns out, it is a little smaller than I thought it would be but it will still fit my bed-
 it measures 83" x 97".

And while I am not at my quilt frame, I'll be finally using those hands dye's from long ago.

After so much debating I have finally decided to make a log cabin quilt from them. I have started cutting them so that means I must be committed to the project!

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

There Should be a Warning!

When starting an English paper pieced project, there should be some automatic warning system that tells you...even after spending hundreds of hours sewing, you'll still have many hours ahead of you taking out ALL the paper! But it is a chore that is now done!

I filled my laundry basket 3/4 of the way just with the papers I removed!

And I saved the 'nest' of basting threads!

Time to clean up (it was quite a messy job) and get my backing ready!

Happy stitching!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Two Halves!

Every spare moment has been taken up with sewing my hexagons together and as of last night I had 2 halves! Just one more very long seam to sew! It's been a project 3 years in the making and still has several months of quilting ahead of it, but I will have a new summer quilt for my bed this year.

And I am SMITTEN with it! It's not even my colors...

...half #1 (ignore my paper labels!)

...and half #2

The one thing about such a large project is that I won't have much to share for a while, so as the quilting starts I probably won't be posting on my blog as often. I'll make sure I show my progress once in a while though!

Happy Stitching!