Friday, May 27, 2011

A Near-Finish

On Tuesday when Sharon and I sewed together, she nearly finished her layer cake/jelly roll quilt top. I shared a few pics of her progress here and here. The quilt pattern is called Old Gold.

The blocks became rows and the rows became a top! It is a beautiful quilt, with gorgeous fabrics - I could gaze and gaze at those big florals, the wonderful polka-dots and paislies. Such a peaceful, calming quilt. I'm not so sure that Old Gold is an appropriate name for this quilt done in these romantic colors; perhaps Sharon will consider renaming it.



The fabric is called Martinique and I love it.

This Tuesday sewing with Sharon thing we have been doing is resulting in some satisfying finishes. Our initial meeting was a Thursday, and we decided that Tuesdays would be the best day to commit to. Seven Tuesdays later, Sharon has finished 2 quilt tops, with this 3rd one (Old Gold) very close to being finished. She also has a UFO that just needs a backing which she plans to work on when the Old Gold is finished. She does not sew any other time on her own - she's only been sewing on Tuesdays with me. I think that's remarkable to get all that done in 8 day-long sessions. She attributes it to using pre-cuts. There is some truth to that, but they still have to be cut - triangles, corner stones, sashing, etc,

My accomplishments include a day working on Broken Dishes, 3 days working on the prom dress, 2 days on Bento Box, and 2 weeks on pillows for the porch. A very productive thing is going on here! I think it's working for us!!

Happy Quilting, Friends.

1 comment:

Lori said...

How fun to be sewing weekly!! The quilt is lovely and I agree, it needs a new name;)
Have a lovely weekend.