Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Just about 40.5% done

Last night I laid out all the blocks for Erica's quilt plus the setting triangles and, through the magic of phone-ology, sent her a pic so she could vote on the setting. 
Lucky for me, she liked it just as it was.  Of course, I had used the printout of her choice of settings as my guide.  This was taken at night in a not really well lit room, blah blah blah, you all know about my lack of fabulous photography skills!

Part two, not so lucky me, I get to match all these points!  There may be some whimpering and cursing coming from the sewing room soon.  However, those are large blocks so there are only 6 rows, plus the large setting triangles.  After that there is a border of flying geese and then a plain border out of the imitation suede in purple.  This is going to be a really heavy quilt.  The quilt designer suggested wool bating to counteract the weight of the stabilizer for the silk plus the (recommended fabric) velveteen. 
I let the silk weave go this way and that as I pieced so that extra texture and shine are added. Wish me luck as I start pinning together all those points...(whimper)....

8 comments:

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Wow that Erica is gonna owe you big time!

This is shaping up to be a beautiful quilt. Cursing is helpful. I know many people disagree, but whatever else it does it will make you feel better.

I'm sure it'll be stunning when you're done Annie.

Quilt Hollow said...

Hey Annie...it looks fantastic!

Vivian said...

Would a few sips of wine help with the process? or a gentle tea? or maybe a stout beer? Beverage of choice is in order for matching so many points! (I'll be thinking positive thoughts and sip a wine in your honor.)

It'll be a lovely quilt.

Julie in the Barn said...

It's looking good, Annie. Don't envy you having to match all those points!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It's just fantastic.

Nicole said...

Gorgeous! I agree with Vivian. Where's the wine?

imquilternity said...

Mmmm...I love it. It's really pretty. It looks like a lot of work is left, but it's going to be absolutely gorgeous when it's finished.

*karendianne. said...

You know friend,t his is so pretty I just want to touch an feel it already!!!