23 January 2011
Double 4-Patch Update
I committed to finish one UFO by June of this year, 2011, at Myra's PhD Challenge. Why only one? Because this quilt is a barter quilt and I have already received the bronze sculpture. It is hard to get a quilt done quickly when one works outside the home so I am focusing all my attention on this one quilt. I usually only get one good day a week at the sewing machine, so I try to take advantage of that one day.
Last weekend I was able to get all the blocks constructed for the quilt. My client wanted 'earthy' colors so I raided my stash and came up with greens, blacks, dark grays, browns, golds, blues and dark reds for the blocks. 140 blocks that will finish at 8".
Because of this size of this thing and since I am doing the quilting on my domestic sewing machine, I will have to do a divide and conquer and quilt it in sections. I have gotten one quadrant totally put together and have another quadrant placed on the design wall ready to sew together. I am quite pleased with the way the first quadrant looks. I am wondering about that one light green block in the second quadrant. I'll have to keep looking at it.
Can you tell that the layout is in the barn raising style?