Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Monday link up

My Monday link-up with Bonnie's blog is not so impressive.

I had less time in my sewing room than expected even though I thought I was making huge progress when I was there.

I mean...there are like a million pieces in each block and I have them almost done...except all that sashing...and the borders....and the corner stones in the sashing, not to mention assembly.  Yup.  Right.  Almost done. NOT.

I piled up my pieces...25 of each.  You just can't spend a lot of time worrying about what fabric is next to what because the over all quilt will just be so busy you'd never notice.  Below you can see the top row is assembled and the first two blocks of the middle row.

These tools are a must when joining so many seams, angles and pieces.

At first I was pinning every intersection.  I thought I'd be at it for a month at that rate so I just started taking my chances since I operate pinless most of the time anyhow.  

I might have 10 blocks completely finished but not the sashing or borders so I have a lot of work ahead.

I am not sure what I think of this pattern.  I find it hard to find anywhere for my eye to rest. Maybe once I have more of it finished something will jump out as a focal point.  I am not sure what I would have done differently, though, had I known the pattern.  I just don't see what I would have wanted to stand out and what I would have wanted to recede into the background.  Hmmm.  I sure do like all those bright colors during the bitter cold dreary January weather.



  1. It is going to be a stunning quilt, happy finishing.

  2. Hi Pam. In my version of this mystery, I gave the eye a place to rest by using one of my neutrals instead of the turquoise cornerstones. If you are still laying out pieces and deciding, you might try that and see if you like it. I haven't moved on to the borders yet, so I don't know if I will make changes there also - maybe turquoise instead of the yellow inner border, maybe green????

  3. I think your quilt is looking great! I know I'm liking mine more and more as I am assembling it. Hang in there!

  4. It looks beautiful in your fabrics. Mine grew on me as I assembled it, so I hope yours is too!