Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Making Progress

Well I've made a lot of progress since my last post.  I've completed the two tops I was working on.  I still need to quilt them.  A friend of mine, a very wise lady, says "A quilt is not complete until it's quilted".  She's right.

Here's my Civil War Homefront quilt top.  I went to my guilds quilt retreat they have every year and put all the blocks together.  I was able to finish it while at the retreat.  Now I need to decide on a quilt pattern.  I'm thinking feathers, but I can't do them free hand, so I'll have to find a stencil of some kind.  Those blocks are calling for feathers.

Here's my Road Less Traveled.  I was going to add a pieced border, but I wasn't satisfied with the results.  So I went with just a 3.5 inch border strip.  It looks nice with just the plain border.  A meandering quilt pattern would work for this one.  What do you think?

I've started the Spring Bouquet applique quilt.  I don't have a picture for it.  I'll add a picture for my first block later.  I also started a quilt called Comfort from the Collection for a Cause from Howard Marcus.  Its a nine patch quilt using reproduction prints from the 1800's. 

I worked on the Comfort quilt this weekend while my husband and I were camping.  We quilters use any space necessary when wanting to sew or quilt.  I put my ironing pad on my counter over the sink covers in the camper.  It was just the right height and I had plenty of room to iron.  Such fun!

That's all for now.


  1. Beautiful work the quilts look great love the colours !

  2. Two tops? Good for you - nice to hear that you are enjoying your sewing! Looking forward to seeing them when you have quilted them.

  3. it is always nice to find space in the camper to sew - I do that too. Nice quilts!

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  5. You are making great progress! Can't wait to see your Spring applique blocks start to develop! Thanks for linking up!