Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I am making good progress with the new quilt however it will slow down considerably now that I am back at work with only the weekends to work on it as I do not like sewing of a night and besides there is no time frame to finish it so I will take my time and just "enjoy the journey". The next few photos show some of the fabrics that I am using and the various stages. Some of the ladies from the Craft forum may recognise a few of the fabrics as we have been involved in various fabric swaps over the years.

Stage 1 - cutting the fabrics

Stage 2 - putting the black sashing between the three blocks

Stage 3 - shows the black border around a completed block

Stage 4 - on the "wall". I have just put them onto "my wall" - the bed - in whatever stage they happened to be in and not in any order - as you can see I have only "completed" 1 - but I was anxious to see how they were coming together.

I think once I have put the borders around the blocks I will have enough. The fabric that I am using for the outside border - 6" border - is cream with a small allover gold pattern which will pick up the gold in the blocks. I will then put another 2" black border around that to pull it altogether.


clare said...

Hi Karen there is a little something for you over at my blog .
Clare's Craftroom

Lucky-1 said...

Karen, your quilt is going to be stunning when you finish it. Enjoy the journey. :D

Linda Moore said...

Wow, it looks great, can't wait to see how it turns out.

Jo said...

Karen I love your quilt. A great way to use the wonderful range of Japanese fabrics.