Saturday, July 28, 2007

More on the Tree Quilt

Here is where the 'suprise quilt' is up to. I only have two diagonal seams left to sew, and I haven't managed to work up the energy today to do it. What I have done is a little knitting on the current sock, and this afternoon I even took a little Nanna nap. This week must have taken more out of me than I thought, as it's rare for me to sleep in the daytime.

I should be able to finish the seams this evening, and then put the border on. I've chosen a cute William Morris style print for the border, it should look great. It would be nice to get the quilt basted tomorrow so I can get busy on the quilting.

There were a few questions about blocks being different sizes having been stitched by different people. Good call - I did anticipate there might problem with that. There were two blocks that I had to use a scant seam on the block when attaching to the sashing strips. One had to be eased a little, and hopefully the quilting will hide any problem that will create. I knew that sashing strips would have to be used, it would have been a nightmare to put together if the blocks were to abut each other.

I mentioned my sock knitting earlier - just before I started preparing dinner, I picked up the instep stitches and started working along the foot. So, I'm on the home stretch of the second natural/cream coloured sock. Something I'm going to do after I finish up this sock is unravel the first pair of socks I knitted. I haven't actually worn the first socks because I don't like the pattern as much as the one I'm using now. Because the yarn was quite a pricey one, I thought I'd knit the wool up with the Patons pattern. I know I'll like it a lot better.

Last up, a quick shout out to my friend Jenny, she popped in for an unexpected visit this afternoon, and it was wonderful to see her. Let's have a sewing 'play date' soon hon, I'll put the coffee on!

8 comments:

Rose said...

Its looking great Tazzie!!! Its going to be a wonderful surprise for the lucky recipient....good luck with the socks, ill just stick to scarves lol

Cathi said...

Good idea about using the wool for a pattern that you like better. I just finished my sock this afternoon, even managed to get the Kitchener Stitch done for the toe...now onto the second sock before it gets left behind...

The tree quilt is looking great. I have a tree of life quilt on my mile long list of quilts I want to do.

Bren said...

The tree quilt is beautiful. I can't wait to see it with the borders on. Are you hand quilting it?

YankeeQuilter said...

The tree block really scared my beginners group but for the most part they came out really good. It is one of my favorites.

dot said...

Very lovely quilt. In my mind for one of these days.

Rhonda said...

Great quilt. You can finish it!

mereth said...

Tazzie, you put the coffee on and I'LL be there! It's only a couple hundred k's to drive, but I'll do most anything for coffee and quilting.

Dawn said...

It looks wonderful! And I got my new AU P&Q today and you zig zag quilt of Bonnies looks so wonderful in it! They always do such nice jobs of photographing the quilts! Yours in the magazine got me to thinking about starting one!

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