The Quilty Update

Well, I haven’t written much about my actual quilt progress in a long time. So I thought I would fill you in on what I have been spending most of the winter on : my Back Home Quilt. Well that is the name of the pattern I used originally, but as I basically only used the blocks and instructions from the pattern, I’ve decided to name it Yves’ Quilt, as it is for my husband Yves and that is the name I have been using most to refer to it lately. The deadline for this quilt is in 10 days exactly when he turns 40.

(Yikes! I have a lot to do)

 

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At some time in the fall, I got back to working on this quilt and was able to finish all the blocks and start choosing fabric for the borders and backing .

 

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After Christmas I managed to finish the quilt top and shortly thereafter, I began to hand quilt it. Last week I started the dark brown border quilting and now I am half way through the long side of one of the border strips, which I am quilting fall leaves on. Pictures of them will come when I am finished.

It will be a real challenge, as the leaves and dark fabric are not so interesting to quilt and so I can only do a few at a time between doing other projects, or four at a time before I am bored out of my mind.

Luckily I have had two other projects going at the same time to keep me sane.

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I finished trimming these half-square triangles from a previous project, my Red Currant Quilt  , and now await some inspiration for what to do with them.

The same goes for these hexagons, that I used to learn English Paper Piecing.

 

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They are three rows of 9 hexagons each. I plan to appliqué them, to some table linens, providing I did not glue them too tightly; which I fear may be the case.

 

So hopefully in no later than two weeks you will get another quilty update pronouncing it finished! But I can only hope… and of course work as fast as I can!

 

I guess it is time to get on with it. Happy quilting and creating, friends!

 

Jodie