Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Progress . . .

Oh! . . . what a great feeling to finally get a few things accomplished.

This Drunkard's Path quilt is from a workshop I attended a few months ago . . . remember the circles being sewn onto squares? Of course this still isn't finished . . . but the blocks are finally sewn together - and I LOVE IT!!!

It looks so old-fashioned in that grannie-could-have-made-it style - meaning "my grannie" . . . not that I'm a grannie . . . not by a long shot!

I did purchase some border and binding fabric quite a while ago, but now that the blocks are sewn together I have decided that I want some of that darker blue to use in the border to separate the strips. So now I'm on the hunt for a sale on that.

Can't wait to quilt this one and put it through the washer and dryer to see whether it still strikes me as "grannie-like". Could be months . . . but this is second from the top to get quilted - Myra will remember which one is first on the list!

This is the completed Blue Meadow Designs Mystery Quilt - finally! All washed and dried and unbelievably cozy - I LOVE THIS ONE TOO! It matches our sofa perfectly and . . .

someone else really likes it too. That green matches those little mischievous eyes, don't you think?

I'm not sure if you can see it clearly in this photo or not, but to add some interest/texture to the quilt border I added a folded fabric flap between the two border strips. I think I cut it 2.25" or 2.5", folded it and pressed it and then attached it at the same time as the last border. Gives it a bit of interest . . . I'm also thinking of doing this with the Drunkard's Path and the dark blue fabric I'm looking for . . . nice effect, I think.

Ah! Here is the completed top for my Summer Baskets BOM from The Quilt Patch in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. I have had quite a number of bloggers email me requesting more information and how to order this pattern/kit, so I have contacted The Quilt Patch and they are more than willing to put together the pattern and/or kit for anyone that is interested. So give Shelley a call at: (306) 692-3360 or visit their website to see what other great patterns they offer.

This one, I'm afraid, must be third on my "to quilt" list, but hopefully before the snow flies.

Block six of the A Tisket, A Tasket BOM from Anne over at Bunny Tales is now complete after a second go at it. Stupid, stupid me . . . slap myself silly . . . I had the background fabric wrong side towards me! Mind was obviously somewhere else - at least I hadn't gotten too far along before I noticed my goof.

And . . . I finished the embroidery on Block Five of the Bunny Hill BOM.
So now I have the one BOM completed (except quilting!) and I'm all caught up to the Bunny Hill BOM (at least for a few days!), so I have pulled out two other ongoing projects and even started a new one today. Don't want to get bored you know . . . I'll take some pics of the progress and get back to you . . .

Enjoy your day,
'til next time,


Karen said...

A very newsy post. Your drunkards' path quilt is coming along well. I note that you said you did the kind where you applique circles on top instead of piecing the curves. A good alternative.
Your newly quilted and wash quilt is so soft & pretty.
And the applique quilt top is my favorite of what you show today!

What Comes Next? said...

Well done! You've made a lot of progress since your last update. I love the Drunkard's Path and suspect it will wash up very nicely once quilted. They all look so lovely. Good luck on your search for fabric!

Fer said...

I've never been a big fan of drunkard's path, but that's the prettiest one I've ever seen!

Catherine said...

I love the Drunkard's Path quilt. It's just fantastic!
Your basket blocks are wonderful!

Myra said...

Hey M! Sorry I have been tardy in keeping up, but I are here now! 8-)

Love the Drunkards Path!!! Awesome! And your Blue Meadow Mystery is great! 8-) I shall have to pop on over to their blog to see other finishes...
Your Summer Baskets looks wonderful M! You are sure on a roll! 8-)
Another 2 lovely Tisket a Tasket blocks... they are all so lovely that I am starting to get the itch to start my own... but then I think of all my UFOs... 8-(
On to your retreat post...

TexasRed said...

These are fantastic! I especially love the bright colors in the Drunkard's Path up against the crisp white.

Quilt Hollow said...

I've been spending time going through your blog and must say I have to come back and visit often. Your applique is amazing and oh the Drunkard's Path just fantastic!