Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The little quilt that Grew

Originally, this quilt was to be wall size …. but it dictated otherwise. This is what I have been working a lot on lately. There are just four more blocks to do and then time to tackle the borders. Doing borders is a drag and they tend to stall me; but I am anxious to get to the top stage.

The Lover’s Knot blocks are so numerous that they no longer fit onto my design wall in my studio. I had to move everything upstairs to my dining room (the table and chairs all had to be moved out) and pin the batting holding all the blocks onto a quilt that is currently hanging on the wall. This way, I can get a good view and switch any blocks that don’t belong and hopefully achieve a balanced look throughout the quilt. So far they all look good. There may be a few blocks that are a bit on the bright side. I will leave them in as they give the quilt a bit of punch.

LOL …. Don’t I look comfy on the floor? Getting up and down just isn’t as easy as it used to be and while I was down there, my DH snapped a photo of me.

Have a great day!

28 comments:

Vicki W said...

I think it's awesome!

Linda said...

It looks terrifc Rose Marie. Amazing how a quilt can tell us how big it wants to be.

Kathie said...

beautiful quilt...it looks awesome!
Kathie

Kim said...

Ah...looks like you have considerable talent yourself, Rose Marie! This is a beauty. Amazing hand piecing work. This is going to be "the" family heirloom. I'm glad that it will be big enough for a person to snuggle underneath it. Look forward to seeing what you do for the borders.

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous! I noticed a kitty helper in there with you! :-)

Jeanne said...

Your wallhanging grew into a very pretty quilt! I love it. I know what you mean about getting up and down. I have to think really hard before crouching down in the supermarket...

Jen said...

Wow...I absolutley LOVE IT!! You should enter that one in a show!!

Bren said...

I am speechless! It is incredible Rose Marie! There is great meaning in those blocks....

julieQ said...

These blocks are so pretty! I am glad you have a place to see them all together.

Myra said...

Wow! What a lovely looking quilt to be!!! Is is all hand-pieced? I can't wait to see what you are doing for a boarder!
Happy Stitching!
8-)

julia said...

Wow, I don't know what to say first...stunning, wonderful, gorgeous...
I LOVE your quilt (was already excited when you showed the first blocks)!
I'm looking forward for the finished top...
Thank you for sharing,
Julia

tami said...

That's gorgeous.

Joyce said...

It's gorgeous!

loulee1 said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Rose Marie.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow and double wow............

Nancy said...

Thanks for posting the picture of your progress - I'm saving it because that is one of my favorite blocks!

Kathy Wagner said...

This is an amazing quilt!
I don't think I've ever seen this design before and the colours are
wonderful!

Floss said...

Love the way yhis is looking.

Guðrún said...

Oh wow, it will be beautiful.

marisa said...

Beautiful quilt.Ciao
Marisa

Mishka said...

Rose Marie, WOW. That is so gorgeous. Love the colour choices. Can't wait to see it all together.

Michele
Quilting Gallery

Anne Ida said...

Oh, this is gorgeous!! So what if it grew a "little bit"? ;o) Enjoy the last blocks, and hopefully those borders will just fall into place!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Littlefire said...

WOW what a beautiful quilt - I remember when you were posting photos of the block whilst away and can't help but think of the memories that are stitched into it
I'm with you re basting on the floor its awkward and far from ideal - just let me share something I found during the week - check out youtube quilting tips - Sharon Schamber has 2 videos on hand basting that I think have cracked the problem - the top I've basted will now be taken apart and redone this way (I knew there was a reason that I'd not started quilting it yet - something was making me nervous I just knew it could be tighter and flatter)
I look forward to seeing posts of the finished quilt

Teresa said...

You have done a fantastic job. You know, I don't even think it needs borders.

teodo said...

It's amazing. MERAVIGLIOSO.
coiao ciao

Belém said...

This is an heirloom indeed. Is this hand or machine pieced?

Christine said...

This quilt looks amazing. I can't wait to see what you do with the borders.

Kim said...

Oh, I LOVE that quilt! I can see why it kept growing--extremely gorgeous!