Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Teresa is starting on Bountiful Baskets and she says they are going together really fast. That's how it is with the GO! You still have to sew- the quilts don't make themselves. But cutting takes a lot of the time when making a quilt, and the GO! slices that time way down. We can't wait to see this when it's done, Teresa!
Teresa's blog... It's All Good.
And ME? Well.... I've gotten back to my blogging and now I'm getting back to quilting. I'm working on several projects right now (I'm sure I'd drive Teresa nuts). I haven't forgotten that I promised you a detailed tutorial on the Double Wedding Ring quilt. I was working so hard on the wedding quilt, right up to the last minute and didn't take as many photos as I would have liked. But the good news is that i am going to make another one- for my other son and his wife. They got married 2 1/2 years ago and I never made them a wedding quilt. I want to get working on it and spend some dedicated time each week so it can (hopefully) be done for their anniversary this summer. I'll blog about it as I go, and I won't be as rushed so you'll get plenty of detail.
The black and red DWR that I gave to my younger son and his wife for their wedding a few days after Christmas is actually not totally done. It looked done in the pictures, but the longarm quilter wanted to do a little more on it, so I gave it back to her after the wedding photos were taken. And of course, I don't have it bound yet. As soon as I get it back, I'll show you close ups of the quilting and show you how to make bias binding and bind a quilt with a scalloped edge. We'll be doing lots of DWR tutorials over the next 5 months or so.
Planned for this year with the GO! are a Dresden Plate, a Hexagon quilt, and a Chisel quilt, for starters. I'm going on a few quilt retreats this spring so I should be able to take a good bite out of my project list. My quilt guild has a "UFO Contest" going so I'll be doing a big push to finish things up for the next few months.
Speaking of retreats.... well.... I think I'll save that for tomorrow. :-)