Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Red-Work is Finally Going Together!

 Hey all!

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!
No I didn't decide to tea-dye my quilt top!  It's just much later and night had fallen hence the more yellow tones.  Sorry!  Maybe I'll replace this photo tomorrow - but probably not ;-)  The horizontal sashing is now on and you can really see how the chain connects now.  I really like it!  This is going to be a big quilt!

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?

2 comments:

My Sweet Prairie said...

Close - I did pink & white. : ) Really nice piecing by the way!
~Monika in Saskatoon

Kathleen said...

I started some valentine placemats but never finished them :( Your red & white quilt looks fantastic!