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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Making Progress

I've continued to work on the table scarf. I love how the colors are working out so far. Even better than I thought when I picked out the fabric to work with.

There will be 6 larger blocks and 24 smaller ones. Three of the large blocks are dark inside, light outside. The other three go the other way.

12 of the small blocks will be the red on the inside and the other 12 will have the lighter color inside.

I've made the first 6 of the dark inside small blocks. The other six will have a different fabric on the outside from these 6.

I'll be doing that with the other 12 blocks, but the fabric on the outside will be two different greens.

This isn't a very large project, but like almost everything I make, I changed the pattern to something I liked better. In this case both the colors and also the methods for making both the large and small blocks.

Some of that is because I'm using scraps and not yardage. But some of it is that I didn't like everything about the pattern, so I changed some of it.

I've decided to try pressing the seams open on this project to see if I like it. A lot of the Modern Quilting teachers do that because it makes the Free Motion Quilting on a home machine easier to do.

I can't remember if I pressed the seams on my first, completely by hand, quilt. Back then I wouldn't have known to press them to one side, but maybe I had figured that out. 

At this point I've been through so many generations of quilting changes I can't remember if I've come full circle or not.

Take care all.


  1. I find you in the "Lily`s blog". I love all your work. But, you are an amazing person.
    I take care of my motherinlaw, she suffers the same disease ... It is incredibly wonderful that you were able to find time to express yourself through sewing ... I become your follower and admirer now ...

    1. Thank you for all your kind words. Make sure you take care of yourself too. The first rule of caregiving is to take care of the caregiver.

  2. Stella, I came from Lily's blog and it is so nice to meet you! I hope this year you get a extra dose of Joy and Peace. Your quilts are beautiful!

    Happy New Year!