Friday, September 29, 2006

This one was fast!

Round 3 is a "Plain Jane" round - at least that's what our instructor calls it. It's used to create a visual break and a place for the eyes to rest, as well as a chance to "correct" the size of the piece so far. Finished measurement after this round is 36".

"Round 4" - from class 5 - isn't a round at all. She obviously figures everyone needs some time to catch up. This round consists of four 6" blocks that provide the "cornerstones" for the next border. I'm doing four Ohio stars with chintz centers. "Round 5", which is the round we received instructions for on Thursday night, will complete this fourth border. I'm leaning toward doing dark flying geese with light backgrounds, though there are several other blocks to choose from. Choices, choices - I may eventually decide I need to make three different medallions!

Before I can choose the fabrics for the geese I need to refold my fabrics so I can find them again. They suffered a lot making this so far, and are in a giant heap on my cutting table instead of a nice stack. It's pretty hard to see what I've got at this point, so taking time to straighten up is definitely going to be the next "order of the day".

23 comments:

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

It's going to be a beautiful quilt Patti - just the sort of thing I like.

ForestJane said...

Ohh, your cutting table looks SO familiar! I really like the way this one is turning out, especially the scrappiness of it!

Hedgehog said...

It's so fun to watch you create this!

Fiona said...

That is looking so good - no wonder you don't want to do anything else.

Anonymous said...

I giggle thinging that period women would have killed for a heap like that! (Nice use of cheddar...) Do you have any poison green?

Sweet P said...

Your quilt gets prettier and prettier every time you add another row to it. That's a lot of fabric for one quilt. Will all of it get into the quilt?

Libby said...

Wow -- just a couple of days ago you were just getting started and now look at it. What a beauty. I think I spy a fabric or two on your cutting table that lives in this house as well *s*

quiltpixie said...

if all the blocks sound good what a about doing a selection of them for the border? or are the "rules" to choose one? Its looking great.

Deb Geyer said...

This class looks like so much fun! What a neat idea to include the fabrics and letters from relatives. I teach kids to quilt a lot and I may have to "borrow" that idea.

Cynthia said...

your quilt is coming along nicely.

KathieB said...

This quilt has everything I like about really old quilts--the great variety of fabrics, the multiple borders, and the general funkiness. It's looking great!

Darlene said...

Well, it's obvious why you're having so much fun. It's looking really great. Keep enjoying!

Silverthimble said...

This is one gorfeous quilt! I can't believe how quickly you caught up!

Hanne said...

What a lovely cheerful quilt :-)
Refolding fabric is nice to do. I enjoy sorting fabrics by colour.

EileenKNY said...

This class sounds so interesting. I've never heard of anything like it. Also sounds like you're having a ball with it.
Didn't get to do anything with Quilt Pink day. My local guild is having it's biennial show, and I'm one of the worker bees.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Wow Patti, this looks wonderful! And I LOVE your mess on your table! Makes me feel at home! That quilt is getting more beautiful every round!

Shelina said...

It is awesome when you get more ideas than you can use. Be sure you write them down, so that when and if you get around to doing another one, you will know what those ideas were.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It is coming along nicely! I like the dark outer border!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Pam said...

The quilt is looking just wonderful. I'm sure your happy to be caught up now. It has been so long since you first told us about the class. Does the teacher have a book out about this project?

Nadine said...

Hey, Patti ! You did such a nice job ! BRAVO !

Smiles,

Judy said...

Like I said before...looking very good and just dying over all those wonderful fabrics!!

MARCIE said...

It does my heart good to see that jumbled pile of fabric on your table, even tho I know it won't remain long. I think part of scrap quilting is "stirring up" the fabric from time to time to see what comes to the surface! I love your quilt. Are you meticulous about choosing the right fabric for each piece or do you let them decide? I have trouble letting go, even tho I feel I should.

Elaine Adair said...

Love the stars and split 9-patch. I actually thought there was a person sitting underneath your pile of fabric!