Saturday, November 28, 2015
A yellow rug was requested, with gray highlights. The gray turned somewhat blue and I think it works. I used a thicker decorator fabric for the base and lots of yellow sheets throughout. The final size is about 4' x 3'- just right for the grandcats.
We had a lovely holiday - hope you did too!
Thursday, November 19, 2015
It's done. My finished quilt measures 19.5" x 25". I quilted it mostly in the ditch.
Marge can give you an idea of the size too.
I sure like the colors of Marge's little blocks. It was a fun color project. And a good reminder to save your scraps! Pass them on to someone who will enjoy them.
Friday, November 13, 2015
I pulled out several of the shirts I've collected and went to town. To give you an idea of scale, Marge's original pieced bits measure 1 1/2" square and smaller.
It's nearly together - here it is this morning. My plan is to finish it today and have it quilted and ready to show to Marge at guild next week:
A belated happy birthday to one of my favorite humans, Kurt Vonnegut:
I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.
-Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., writer (11 Nov 1922-2007)
Friday, November 6, 2015
Voila! Off to the rug fabric pile I went, and here is the result. It measures almost 5' x 4'.
My friend Kathe supplied me with the base fabric. She spotted sale tablecloths while shopping one day and they were so thrifty, she could not resist buying me a few! I think thicker fabrics make the best base - they make the rug just a bit more sturdy.
Here is a peek of it in its new home:
I am working on a second rug for the girls now - I hope to have it ready by Thanksgiving. I'll share it with you soon.
Too bad the World Series is over - I got a lot done during those LONG games!