Monday, January 25, 2010

Making progress

I worked on my son's quilt this weekend.  I made quite a bit of progress, and the quilt is really starting to come together.  I brought my son in to see the quilt as it stood at noon, as shown at left, because I wanted to make sure he was going to like the colours.   He liked the colours, but was a little concerned that the quilt was going to end up this funny shape :)   I reassured him that it would not, and went back to work on the outer rows.

The pattern called for full blocks in these outer rows, which would then be trimmed by 1/2 to make the quilt.  But that seemed like  a lot of waste to me.  So I made a series of partial blocks, to minimize the waste (and to minimize the number of those annoying split-triangle pieces that I would have to make).

Now his quilt has all of these funny edges around it.


This is my what's on my design wall for this week.  By next week it should have all the rows sewn together and the edges squared up.  Check out Judy's blog to see what other quilters have on their walls this week.

12 comments:

  1. That is going to be one beautiful quilt.

    Kathie L.

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  2. Wow, that looks like a lot of little points to piece. I'd take it no matter what shape it turned out to be.

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  3. Beautiful quilt and beautiful colors! What is the name of the block?

    Love it!

    Bari

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  4. It looks terrific! I like your idea of the partial blocks on the sides.

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  5. It's coming together really great! Once again, a beautiful job. Good thing Junior likes it, or I might have to come over there and swipe it from him and show it the appreciation it deserves! ;-)

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  6. Wow! That's a really stunning block. I love the illusion of circles.

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  7. Great blocks, I like also the colors.It is turning a stunning quilt

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  8. It's great!!! I have made this quilt and really like how the blocks come together. Thanks for reminding me about that one, and for sharing. How old is your son?

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  9. Very pretty colours, Krista. That is going to be a wonderful quilt!

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  10. Nice job! Your quilt blocks look wonderful!

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  11. Great looking quilt with a great color selection - I really like how these blocks, all with straight lines, end up with the look of curves.

    Liz

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