The quilt is coming along nicely–24 of 80 blocks complete.
Each block is either plum-grey or green-grey with a cream background.
It isn’t as bright as my typical work, but it isn’t my quilt. It is Miss Jenna’s quilt. She is a young woman of elegance and refinement. Hopefully this quilt reflects that style.
You may have noticed the sidebar button for the Have A Jolly Little Christmas quilt along sponsored by Sew Fresh Quilts. Click on it! The blocks are great! (Even though these pictures aren’t. I think my camera has been dropped one too many times, or something.)
I have made three blocks so far–one stockings and two mittens.
All of these pieces are for the Christmas bow block.
Yes, these blocks are not for the faint of heart, but they are not impossible. Just read carefully, cut carefully and watch seam allowances. I am planning a different sort of layout and will keep you posted as it develops. The finished quilt will probably be a present for my parents. They are really patient with my constant gifts of quilts.
Miss Jenna’s wedding quilt didn’t take as long to cut as I anticipated. It turns out that assembling the fabrics was the hardest part.
Even so, for several days last week my sewing time was really cutting time. But now that I have my stacks of green, plum, grey and cream ready to go, the assembly should go fairly quickly.
The next goal is a bunch of four-patches.
You might want to watch this, too. Only 45 seconds: http://bcove.me/1c71hf7p
A good friend at school is getting married, finally. When Young Son was about 13 and learned that Miss Jenna was not married he said, “That proves it! Men are idiots!” Now, several years later, we have at some evidence to the contrary. One good man, at the minimum, remains, and Miss Jenna is very happy.
The occasion, of course, calls for a quilt.
She has chosen cream, gold, grey, moss green and plum as her colors. The quilt will be a simplified, controlled-scrappy adaptation of that. I am sticking to a very light cream background (not shown here) with grey, green and plum. No gold. It looked too “sports team” if I used gold-ish yellow fabrics and metallic shine was too much, too. The fabric at top is the backing (no green, but otherwise perfect, and purchased on clearance at 40% off) and the binding.
We’ll see how it goes.