Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sneak Peek

This weekend I've been doing some work on the quilt in progress.  Here's a sneak peek at how it will eventually look on our bed.

The part that covers the mattress is finished, quilted and with the borders around three sides.  In the mirror you can see the right side panel.  That will have the same border at the bottom.

At the left side and the foot of the bed you can see what I have to do yet.  The blocks have to be made and sewn together, then quilted.  After that I will attach those two pieces to what is here and sew on the outer borders which will edge the quilt on all four sides.  Then I will quilt a design in the inner and outer borders, probably leaves, as that seems to be a "theme" in our home as you can see from the wall at the head of the bed.  Those leaves were all stencilled on that wall, one at a time, a six-hour job.

Sticking out from under the new partial quilt is the hand appliquéd, hand quilted Pennsylvania Dutch quilt that has been our "bedspread" since January of 1997.  It is beginning to fall apart, and this new quilt will replace it.  Underneath that scalloped edge is our "summer" quilt, which tops the winter duvet that I made a few years ago, which happens to be invisible in this picture.  We've had such a cold winter that we resorted to using the winter duvet and the summer quilt together to keep us warm enough.

I'm very happy with how the new quilt is turning out, but a little daunted by how much work remains to be done.

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