Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Some Progress on This Year's Goals

I had a few goals this year, as set forth in this post. One of which was to make a Double Wedding Ring Quilt (still working on this - halfway done with the blocks), but the other was to make a quilt for my bed. I chose a simple pattern of Kaffe Fassett's and quickly had all the blocks made, but I had no room to lay them all out. But after the cruise, Mother helped me move the table and chairs out of the dining room so I could arrange the blocks as I liked: It's the only room in the house that's big enough - this quilt will measure 88 x 88 inches when finished. With all the different fabrics, there really is no way to lay it out wrong, and I was able to finally get it together this weekend. Here's a photo of the top in my bedroom. I chose these fabrics precisely because they so matched the bedroom:
So this is off to the machine quilter's tomorrow or Friday, depending on when she can see me. With such a simple block pattern, this quilt is going to need some interesting quilting. I love me a lot of quilting on a quilt!
And in a real burst of efficiency, I was able to get some binding made for Eileen for her Irish Chain quilt I posted about here. It is currently winding its way via post to Boston, Mass for Eileen even as I write:
I'm certain Miss Eileen is perfectly content with me making her bindings, but I'm thinking of doing a binding tutorial in the future, so she can refer to it at will, thus empowering her to make binding too. But somehow, I don't think that it is part of her master plan of her "learning by doing" philosophy!
Parting Shot: A photo I took in the Dominican Republic on the beach. I don't know what this guy was about, but he sure was a character!


Summerset said...

What a pretty quilt - perfect for you. Please show the quilting when you get it back. Progress on the DW is great, too. That's such a big project.

gwensews said...

Very nice quilt. I love a quilt on the bed. Looks so homey. I always enjoyed putting binding on a quilt.

Vicki W said...

It's going to be so pretty on your bed!

Chris said...


It is going to be a beautiful quilt. I love the colors.

I'm looking forward to the tutorial because I am going to need it soon.


sewkalico said...

Oh My! That quilt is going to look absolutely perfect on your bed. I love the colors you chose - well done you!