Thursday, 16 October 2008

Quilting Progress


Here is a picture of my quilt blocks thus far. The piece I have the blocks laid out on is the fabric I have chosen for the solid blocks that sit between the pieced blocks. Around the centre panel, we will be using a 'border' of 'courthouse steps' blocks, so I will be able to lighten up that area and transition into the darker colours quiet well. Right now that centre stands out rather starkly, doesn't it! Otherwise, I'm really happy with how it's looking. Apart from the centre, the rest of the fabrics are all 'Thimbleberries'. It's been a very frugal exercise so far. I think I've bought 4 fat quarters and about 3 meters of other fabric since the class started, all the fabric on the pieced blocks was from leftover stashed fabric from another quilt...that's a whole other story LOL.

We have the 'Courthouse Steps' and two other blocks to do before the top can be pieced together. One has some semi circle pieces...more hand piecing I suspect :)

6 comments:

Tracy said...

It's coming along beautifully!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Gorgeous! Really lovely. What will you do with the quilt once you've finished? Keep it, I hope!

Frances

Tracy said...

Oh I will absolutely keep it. I'm not that generous LOL.

I don't know...I don't have any walls to hang it on so it may just have to be the extra warmth weight I need on my bed in winter. I'm going to quilt it with wool batting so it'll be nice and toasty once completed.

secondofwett said...

Very pretty....does the quilt have a pattern name....I wouldn't mind doing one myself....

Tracy said...

I believe it's something like Ye Olde Quilt Sampler. I can't seem to find the folder with all the instructions in it...hmmmmm. Must still be at the quilt shop from yesterday.

The quilt is designed by the two women who are teaching the BOM class. The pattern won't be for sale until after the classes end.

Tina ♥ said...

WOW!! It's gorgeous Tracy!! Well done! :)