Monday, February 9, 2009

Making Progress...

...albeit a little slower than some.

So I got this fantastic striped fabric, onsale last month. I am using this to make a literal ton of HST's for a border. I made over 150 of these only to find that it was not quite enough.
They are going together in strips like this and make up the last border (1.5") on my lap quilt. What you can't detect is that that quilt (below) is actually in 3 pieces so that I can machine quilt it. I have actually quilted one of the sections, but have not yet photographed it. I made a quilt at Christmastime like this and it worked very well. It was completely indistinguishable that it was made in pieces. I am hoping to quilt one section every couple weeks. It is tedious quilting, and quite honestly, I have lost steam on this quilt and have refocused my interests elsewhere. I will finish it soon though!

8 comments:

Carla said...

I think it is just lovely! Love that fabric.

Desiree said...

It's great! Are you handquilting it? Is that the need for the 3 sections?

Kathy said...

Margaret, that looks great!

Margaret aka Supermom said...

Oh heavens no...machine quilting this one. My fingers currently have permanent holes and lack of fingerprints because I am still hand quilting my daughter's bed quilt.

Micki said...

I love the quilt, and it is turning out so beautiful!
Micki
In Ireland

Jackie said...

Fantastic fabric and quilt! Don't worry you will get your steam back soon.

Annemariesquilt said...

Wow....
It looks very special and I love it..

Miri said...

Oh-don't loose steam-I love this quilt-I really like all the different things happening!