Day: May 31, 2009

Sunday Report, 5-31-09


I haven’t posted a stash report for the last couple of week, because I’m still working on the same quilt.  Still quilting on my 9P & stripe quilt, but just remember, it is a stash project! 🙂  You can see the progress on it in every post since mid-May.  I now have approximately 31.25 hours into the quilting.  I did get the outer top border done, and I have all the setting triangles and blocks quilted now, except for the very last row.

Top border:

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I was afraid of doing the beadboard down to the swags, because of the backtracking there, but I did fine on that.

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What I didn’t do quite right, and didn’t notice til after I had all the beadboard done, was a couple of the swags…apparently I didn’t have them lined up just right, and a couple are a little lower than they should be.  I am not taking it all out to fix it.  I can live with it, and have learned to pay closer attention to that detail in the future. 🙂

This is the stencil I chose for the setting triangles.  It’s from Barbara Chainey.

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I have this much left to quilt, to get to the bottom, then I will turn it the other way and quilt the side borders.

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It doesn’t look like much, but based on how long it took me to quilt the top borders and the other setting triangles, I’m guessing about 7 more hours to turning.  I love that Georgian feather in the stripe border, but that first one took about three hours to stitch.  I love the way it looks, though, so I think it’s worth the time.

So, even thought my stash numbers aren’t changing, I’m so glad to be getting the quilting done on this very large stash quilt.  If I get nothing else finished this year, I’ll still feel great about getting this one done!

I spent a very anxious morning waiting by the phone.  My Mom called and she was taking my Daddy out to the ER.  They came to see me yesterday for a visit, and we had a nice day, but Daddy wasn’t feeling well.  He was having stomach issues, which worsened overnight.  They gave him an IV at the ER, as he was dehydrated, and ran some blood work, which looks ok, and sent him on home.  He will be seeing his regular doctor tomorrow, so I’m glad he is following up with this.

I have a busy, somewhat stressful week ahead, so I may not get much quilting done this week.  I hope you have a good week!