Saturday, July 10, 2010

Accomplishing Much

I have finally completed the front of the Pomegranite quilt and I tweeked it and changed it around a bit because after reading all the kit instructions and cutting to their specifications, the pieces came up short. This is the second kit I have ordered that the instructions aren't correct and it really upsets me...but I just made some changes that worked. Making the few changes I did, actually made the quilt a bit larger than the original, so I am happy!

So, today, I will head out to my local quilt shop and find some backing material that matches this and it will be finished by this evening since I have been blessed to have the day off for the first day off in a few weeks. I am enjoying having the windows open today and being able to go out and get some new fabric. I will only get enough to finish the back as I don't need extra. I am still involved in the 2010 Destashing project!

Now that will be done, I will be working on a Christmas quilt from an old 'Stitch 'N Sew Quilts magazine from August 1993 called Brick Streets of Moline & it was created by Carol Scherer.
I could have cut it using the strip method, but I don't think I would have gotten the great mixture I did. It requires cutting 400 2 1/2" x 5" pieces and I cut so many, that I am actually going to have enough to make 2 quilts.
The other fabrics you see are for the orphan quilt project I am working on in Sierra Leone. These are all older orphans and require making twin sized quilts. I would love help if someone out there wants to make 1 or 2 simple quilts and send them my way!
This last picture of the day shows my cutting table as it looks right now. I am sooooooooooooo embarrassed at the utter chaos and mess it is in, but that opens up some ideas for a quick giveaway. So, stay watching, because you may win some stash fabric!

4 comments:

Judy said...

Kathy! The Pomegranite quilt top is beautiful!

It's been a while since I've made my blogging rounds (or blogged on a regular basis), but I'm trying to get back into a routine. I was wondering how that darling grandboy is fairing?

I hope all is well with you and yours.

oxo

Rannyjean said...

Welcome back Judy and he is doing great!

Carol Jean / Lovethemsteiff said...

Hi! I'm Carol Scherer, and it's my quilt you're talking about. I hope you make it and if you do, I'd love to see a photo of it. Please visit my Quilting Blog, Loving Stitches By Carol Jean. I've been away from it for a while, but hopw to get back to it soon. Keep Piecing, CJ

Quiltingranny said...

Carol, I am so honored you took time to leave a comment & yes, I did finish it! Thank you so much!