The past several weeks I have had been busy piecing. I finished the King size quilt top for our future king size bed! As I stated before, I started this quilt way back in Nov' 13. I lost the pattern and had to piece from memory. The saving grace was that I had all the pieces cut and a sample design sketched out on paper. I was pretty bummed, but this gave way for me to be a little creative. As I neared the end, literally the last two side borders, I just so happened to be going thru my pics on my cellphone and what did I see - a picture of the pattern, I was so excited!!! My memory did not fail me much...the only thing that was different were the middle and outer border sizes. I was not going to cry about this, not at all!!! I have no pictures of the top completely opened, this is primarily due to the crazy rainy weather we've been having, but I do have a pic of it folded:
I didn't take a break, I went right on to the next quilt, a charity quilt. It's for one our Sick and Shut In members at church, the only male. When I saw this pattern, I knew that this was the one.
Rock Creek, by Jean Nolte. It is in the Spring 2014 issue of Quilting Quickly. I thought this would be a great masculine quilt, keeping with the colors blue and neutral. Of course, I don't have much of a stash, so I had to shopping. I went to Cotton Fields Quilt Shop to see Lori. I came away with these babies:
I was excited to get started:
Hadn't worked with HST's in awhile. So the thought of having to match points was, let's just say nerve wrecking!!!
I put them all together and realized I didn't get enough fabric, that is SO, SO the story of my life!!! Then, I remembered that he (the recipient) is wheelchair bound and that a 4 x 4 grid would be very generous!!!
Time to start creating the rows:
Looking good, right?!? I thought so, anyway. :o)
And before, I knew it - I was done with the top, WOOP WOOP!!!
Now, to quilt as desired! Ha, that is a joke!!! I love how Jean quilted hers, but I'm not there on ruler work quilting...not even close. So, I'm thinking about a geometric meandor. Now, just to find one that is do-able and newbie friendly!
Loaded, without a design - so, so, so sad!!!
Well, this what I have been up to quilty wise. What are you up to?