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Quilting update…

by Clare Mansell
Quilting update…
Moda Arcadia quilt top

If you found this blog last year, in the midst of my flurry of productivity with quilt making you are probably starting to wonder what’s happened to all the quilt making this year? 2011 has not (so far) been a fruitful year for me, partly due to the fact that I was without my machine for 3 months while it was in transit between Cyprus and Scotland, but things are changing. I currently have two quilts at various stages of production and I thought I’d give you a sneak peak of the completed top of one of them today.

This particular quilt should be finished next week, but it should have been finished today. However instead of having the busy week I intended I spent most of Sunday turning my sewing room upside down looking for 40 or so charm squares I needed to complete it and which had vanished into thin air overnight.

Eventually I concluded the only thing that could possibly have happened to them, was that my husband had swept them up with his clothes, packed them and driven them 500 miles south with him earlier that morning. Can you imagine how ridiculous I felt when I made the phone call to him and tentatively suggested he checked his luggage? He offered every suggestion going, from pregnancy brain (just don’t!) to them being “on the bed” (I’d been looking for 3 hours!) but grudgingly agreed to check his bag when he reached his destination.

And would you believe it, he DID have them! Don’t even ask me how it was possible to take them by accident. He claims they were “stuck to his shirt”! But as a result, I am now running 2 or 3 days behind… Next week I’ll show you the finished article (if husband doesn’t repeat his trick) and tell you the story about the lovely lady it is intended for…

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DD June 17, 2011 - 1:35 pm

Looks wonderful Clare, almost has a stain glass look about it. I finally finished my epic quilt, took me about 10 months and I did it all by hand. A lady at our quilting group is going to start teaching us different quilting techniques for a block quilt in September and will also teach machine techniques!

Clare Mansell June 17, 2011 - 1:40 pm

My first quilt also took about a year and I did half of it by hand… and then I saw the light. I bet the lady in your group converts you to the virtues of machine too!

Isisjem June 17, 2011 - 2:13 pm

Looking good! It must feel good to get back to sewing.

Ninny June 17, 2011 - 4:11 pm

LOL! Husbands…sometimes I get a little tired of always being right. (NOT!) The quilt top is beautiful. Looks a little like stained glass in the picture. I bet it feels good to get back to something you enjoy.

Jennyff June 18, 2011 - 10:23 am

Bit frustrating that you can’t get on. I might have suggested had it been my husband that I would chop up some of the clothes he’d left at home to finish the quilt. You are probably a much better person than me.

Sue Wild June 25, 2011 - 9:36 pm

Your quilt top looks delightful, almost like a stained glass window. I see that someone else has the same idea. I hope you get back on the quilting “wagon” soon


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