Sunday, February 1, 2015

Block #11 - the Robin & Possible Layout to Complete My Quilt

Here is a picture of the last block I worked on.  Block #11 - the Robin.  It's the 16th block that I've made.  Since my CWB quilt has been in process for about 4 1/2 years, and helping raise my grandson is competing with completing it per the pattern, I've been weighing my options.  I've decided to call it good, and start on the borders.  The second picture is a possible layout for the 16 blocks.  I'd love your feedback.

 

 

Only a little bit of progress on my CWB quilt

I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted a picture.  I've been kind of distracted by the care of our baby grandson so my quilting has slowed down significantly this year.  He is such a joy that I don't really mind though.  I've only made a little bit of progress on my CWB quilt.  It's motivating to see that there are still several who are working on their CWB quilt - hopefully it will help me keep at it too. 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Groom has arrived!


I'm evaluating whether to embroider or to ink in facial details?
Next block...the golden eagles!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

My First Posting!






I plan on adding my bride's facial expression as her full personality develops.  I know she will be very happy if the right groom appears!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Labels, last step....


  

This post is about the labels....I used a product called C. Jenkins freezer paper sheets, 50 sheets 8.5 x 11" and used white cotton.  I ironed the white fabric to freezer paper then trimmed each sheet precisely with rotary cutter.     I scanned a picture from one of my books showing the Civil War Bride quilt along with a picture of the paper templates.  I typed general information about this quilt I found in the book along with my thoughts about the quilt which is on another sheet.  Last sheet I had problems getting it the way I wanted, label with my personal info.  I finally just printed it out on copy paper full size picture of my quilt then laid my typed info onto this and then printed onto freezer paper.  The color of my quilt is horrible and not anywhere near the true colors but I got so tired messing with it I just left it that way and printed it. 
                                                                

Friday, April 18, 2014

FINISHED



I finished this quilt last Saturday afternoon.  I used just over 1200 yards of thread and was quilting anywhere from 5 to 10 hours a day to get it done.  I added top stitching to all the larger applique pieces and went back and added a line between which now makes the lines about 1/2" apart.  I still need to make my label but need to buy special fabric paper to run it thru my printer.  I'm sure I will find it in Paducah when I go next week. I will post my label when I have it done as I'm planning on putting the picture of the original quilt and the templates, plus my own info.  It has been a fun journey.....now onto my next applique project.

Friday, April 4, 2014

MY PROGRESS

I had set my first goal for April 1st to being done.  I'm close as of last night I finished the binding and put on the sleeve so I could see how it hangs.  It took me 4 weeks to do the blocks then took 3 weeks off for a trip then another 4 weeks to do the borders.  I have used all of a 1000 yard thread spool and have lots more to do.  I left something to do on each block, (like top stitching on top of the birds) but have completely finished the borders.