Monday, June 30, 2008

A little sewing

In spite of the heat I am getting a very small amount of sewing done. At first glance this quilt top doesn't look any farther along than it did the last time I showed it. Note, however, that I've finished the inner border of half-square triangle squares. I thought this would take a long time to finish, but it really didn't. I sewed the triangles yesterday as well as pressing and trimming some of them. Today I pressed and trimmed the rest, constructed the borders and attached them to the quilt. It was a slow process because using a hot iron in the heat we've been having is awful - hence the reason nothing else got done.

20 comments:

Molly said...

Patti, that is absolutely spectacular! What an accomplishment. This is definitely a quilt of a lifetime.
Rest well......in spite of the heat. It's starting too cool a bit. Yay!

Cascade Lily said...

Well it's FREEZING here! Well done on the border. What an incredible quilt.

Oh and that ice cream in your previous post looks delicious!

Dorothy said...

Beautiful quilt Patti. Can't wait to see it with the outside border.

Julie said...

That quilt is gorgeous! Ditto the Oregon coast. What a lovely trip. Thanks so much for sharing your photos. I must plan a Hwy 101 trip north for Honey & me soon. Lighthouses are always a favorite tourist spot for us.

Pam said...

Love pieced borders, can't wait to see what is next for this wonderful quilt!

We are warm but not nearly as warm as you are, we're going to be heating up a bit but that is because we are headed inland.

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Teresa said...

You did good! The border looks great and the quilt amazes me more each time I see it. I also enjoyed the pictures of your beach trip - thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

beautiful work, Patti! Makes me want to pull mine out and get back to it! Can't wait to see it finished.

Annemiek said...

Just: wauw! That says it all!!
BTW: just cut and sewed my first red/white block! Haven't got nearly enough whites yet, but I've decided to cut as much as I can, collect more whites, cut hem up etc. When I have a box full of ready-to-sew pieces I'll start to sew. Ofcourse this is going to be the next handsewn quilt. I'll post about it later this week and thanks again for the inspiration (ordered the book as well:)

Kristie said...

This quilt is truly beautiful!! I love it, it looks just like an antique.
Kristie

mamaspark said...

Is everything you make incredibly amazing?? Sheesh!! Seriously this quilt is just lovely!!

Lynette Anderson said...

That quilt is just amazing and I love the fabrics, the colours, the layout, just gorgeous.

Susie said...

I literally gasped when I saw this quilt. It is awesome. Will there be more borders? Is the pattern old?

Inger Lise in Norway said...

Wow this one was fantastic

Mary said...

Patti your Quilt looks beautiful!! Love all the designs and colors, Hugs, Mary

Kim said...

Awesome quilt! I guess you've heard that before though--ROFLOL! Sorry you're suffering from the heat! Your beach posts brought back memories of our past Oregon vacations. Hubby and I were just talking last night about making another trip north in late September perhaps. We enjoyed staying in Florence before and might just do that again.

andsewitis Holly said...

Ah Patti, it's beautiful. I hear you about the heat. Even with a/c and a fan directed at me it's hot handquilting with a quilt on my lap. Why did I wait till summer - doh!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

That's an amazing quilt. So much work in it. Beautiful.

Mary said...

Patti, I'm way behind on my blog reading again thanks to lots of travel but I'm slowly working my way through the backlog. This is looking great - how nice that the half square triangles didn't take as long as you expected.

Desi said...

Wow! I am so impressed!

Sue said...

That is such a beautiful quilt top! I really enjoyed seeing the pics of the Oregon coast, we were there many years ago but didn't have much time to really enjoy it, hopefully we'll get back someday.