Friday, December 19, 2008

quilt pics!!

Whew. It is either a feast of posts or famine. Things have been so busy here. I did take time to get the quilt she is...

I'm working on a new quilt. It is what's called a 3-D quilt. (I got it from a McCall's Quilting mag I think. It is one I tore out and put in a binder. I need to go and find it so I can get all the info and post it here. I'll update with that later.)
Update: I just noticed that I left out a border. Funny what you see after you post!
You take squares and fold them into triangles and then make a block. Here is the quilt top finished. It's still in sections as I think I may try to do the quilting in sections method.

Here is one of the sections. You can see that the triangles are sewn like prairie points. I love this quilt. It is so neat! There are little pockets and prairie points all over it.

Not to sure how the quilting in sections method is going to go. I took the 4 outer panels and basted them today. I have about 1/4th of one done and am having a ball doing it. I'm crossing my fingers it turns out after all the work I did sewing the top. Anyone else out there done one of these??

I hope this post makes sense. It's late here. Real late. And I'm tired. Hey, are you not allowed to start a sentence with the word And?? Just wondering. Anywaaaay it's late. I'm up waiting for The Son to come home from work. It's icy on the roads out there so I'm doing the Worried Mom Thing. Since I had some time I thought I'd get a post or two out there. Life has been busy lately. The hubby came home, we had The Boo Bear's band thingie at school, Christmas shopping has been done, we've eaten out a couple of times. It's just that time of year. I haven't had a lot of blogging time.

Hope everyone is well, healthy and happy out there. :)


Jodi said...

I love your quilts. I do not have the patience to make one myself.

Anonymous said...

The quilts look amazing! Missed ya! Have a Merry Christmas.

Mary Johnson said...

Very pretty! I love this method that ends up with the 3D pinwheels. I'm glad you wrote that the sections weren't assembled yet because I was going to have to write and tell you that your borders weren't lined up that well :)

I haven't tried the quilting in sections myself but my Aunt does it and I have several books. I think it's a great way to manage quilting either by hand (my aunt) or by DSM.

I need to make another King size quilt for my bed one of these days and since I had to downsize my machine & table when we moved - I can only fit a queen size. When I eventually get around to doing it, I'll do it in sections on the longarm.

Leigh said...

OOOOOHHHHH! Very nice!

Chocolate Cat said...

Glad to finally see some photos of 'the' quilt!!! It is gorgeous but looks far too hard for my brain especially at this time of year!!! Can't wait to see it finished!