Saturday, February 27, 2010

quilting, quilting, more quilting while cheering on Olympians!

Pat Sloan issued a challenge to her peeps - to finish a quilt during the Olympics - read more about it on her "Death by Quilting" website, blog, etcs:

Pat is an amazing talented, full of energy and ideas kind of person - I love her!  she's such a quilt enabler!

While I'd like to be doing nothing BUT quilting, there are other obligations a quilter must attend to, and those things have taken a lot of my time this week.  You know - eat, sleep, shovel snow, and sew on and sew on!
 Here is what I've been working on:
can you guess where this was taken?  Not much of a challenge, huh?  This quilt is getting big - and I've run out of places to pose big quilts for their progress cameos, so bear with me!  Until the weather warms up enough to put them outside, at least!

These blocks are from Pat Sloan's Turkey Tracks Block Swap last October - only one of these is mine, the rest came from swap participants, who all did wonderful blocks, as you can see!  I received six blocks, but only know three of the names.

I put the sashes on yesterday and then sewed the rows together and added the first red borders today.  Another border will be added, and then it will be a twin/large throw size.  This is an excellent way to make seven 12" blocks into a twin size quilt.  The only tough part is calculating the size of those setting triangles.  I'll put this one on the HQ16 to quilt it - as soon as the weather (i.e. basement!) warms up a bit.

Tomorrow is the last day of February - Are you ready for March?  It comes in like a LION, remember?

1 comment:

  1. I love the colours and can't wait to see it quilted!
    :) so you have a HQ 16? wow, lucky girl!