The Speed Squares quilt is a FINISH!
Partially cut ahead of time, I finished cutting and started piecing last Tuesday. Pieced and assembled Wednesday and Thursday. Quilted Friday. Bound Saturday.
Gifted today (Monday) to a teaching friend who needed a quilt, I’m sure.
ps–Finishes at 50″ x 70″ (20 squares by 28 squares). Squares 3″ unfinished. Color theory: 50% background (obviously), remaining half 2/3 blue and 1/3 red.
After sprint sewing Tuesday night, Wednesday’s pace was more measured. After all, there were people at home and other things to do. While I voted for popcorn for dinner today, the family vetoed. We are going over to a friend’s house to share with them.
Daughter did her part yesterday producing vast quantities of PIE. That has become a tradition at our house. We will assemble a buffet tray later and drop it off at the local fire station–We are grateful for the people who work so we can play today.
Anyway, I started assembly on the top. About half way…
I hope to finish today. Tomorrow I have time reserved on the machine I rent and, with a little luck, it will be a quilted quilt. Binding Saturday??? Whew!
After a sewing drought, I found myself with an evening to myself.
Ah–blissful sewing time!
I hauled out an idea that I had started to cut for a while back and cut a little more to go with it.
Then started sewing!
Three hours later I have over half of a top. With any luck at all I will have MORE sewing time today. Hmmm…would the family be ok with popcorn for dinner tomorrow?
Not a lot happening here, but the central blocks are assembled.
And borders started.
I enjoy the challenge of “making it work.”
I am thinking more borders, but we’ll see how it grows.
I am entering the Halfway quilt in the local fair this year.
There are usually between 75 and 100 total quilts at our local county fair. Yep, that is a lot, but quilting is big around here.
I will be there this weekend and will share pictures and results as they are available. I don’t expect a big prize, but maybe a ribbon…
We’ll see. I don’t enter to win, but to support a local event. And it is nice to get feedback on my work. It helps me to improve.
I got it quilted.
There were some problems with the piecing of some of the flying geese (I suspect the stitch-trim-flip style) that put some puckers in the top, but I think they will mostly wash out. At least I hope so.
And I still love the back.
No tutorial, but small squares are cut at 2-1/2″ and the flying geese are 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. Finished size 36-1/2″x36-1/2″.
No baby, not even a grandbaby, but the scraps were begging to be something for a baby.
So, I “had” to make a baby dress. It has been a long time since I sewed this small, but I really enjoyed it.
For now it will hang in my sewing room until the right baby comes along. It is about 12m-18m size. Any suggestions?