Sunday, February 27, 2011
The Red-Work is Finally Going Together!
Yey it's Oscar night!! Anyone else watching tonight? We watch them every year and really enjoy them.
I worked on my red-work quilt today and made some progress on it. Every time I put a quilt top together I am struck over and over again with just how much time it takes to sew it together! The first photo shows the top coming together with the blocks in a layout (see my little marking tabs pinned on?) and the vertical sashing on. This took a couple hours all together. Hard to believe isn't it? I always think I'm in the home-stretch when I get to this point LOL!
Tomorrow I will hopefully attach the boarders. I made the boarder corner-stones today as well so they should go on tomorrow - baring any unseen events of course! I really like to set aside a chunk of time for doing the boarders so that I can take my time and do them properly. Anytime I have ever rushed my boarders they are wavy and yuck! So now - no way - I take my time with my boarders.
This quilt will unfortunately be hung on a hanger for a while once it is finished as it is my next quilt to go on the group hand-quilting frame and it's not close to my turn yet! SO, why did I choose to work on this like mad for the last little while? I just really felt like working on this to be honest. Working on a red and white quilt during the month of February just felt so right; and, since I have put this quilt off for a couple years, I really wanted to strike while the iron was hot!
What about you all? Did you do any red and white quilts this month?
Posted by Katrina at Sunday, February 27, 2011