Random reflections on quilting and other creative endeavors
Friday, September 27, 2013
13 Finishes in 2013 - September Goal Completed!
As I mentioned in this post, although I managed to create several quilt tops this month, my September goal for ALYOF was this bow tie quilt.
I did manage to get the top laid out last week, but I was missing one block. So frustrating. Luckily, this week I was working on another project, and it called for 3-1/2 inch squares. In for a penny, in for a pound, as they say, so I made one more bow tie block while I was at it.
Once the block was made, it was only a matter of a couple of hours to stitch the blocks and rows together and voila! One quilt top!
Then, on Wednesday, I did a marathon sandwiching session. I hate sandwiching. Can I just say that? Is hate too strong a word? Abby says, "We don't say 'hate', Grandma." Well, of course she's right, but nothing is being hurt by my "strong dislike" for this process. Anyway, I do it and it gets done, so it's all good, right?
Once it was sandwiched, it was fun to actually sit down and quilt it. I decided to try something totally new to me. I did giant 8-petal daisies in the middle of each bow tie motif with herringbones across each of the bow ties themselves. Once I got a rhythm going, it was pretty easy. There is no standardization to this at all - the motifs only loosely resemble each other - but I kind of like it.
So, there's one more out of the WIP Basket and off the to-do list.