I am near the end of the quilt I am machine quilting! I ran out of one thread color and have added that to my errand list for tomorrow. I found a fabric to use for the binding and can prepare that. And here is the quilt I will be quilting next!
This quilt is a sample I did for an Intermediate Quilt class I taught in 2005 to my ladies in Colorado. Each week we talked about a pattern family (nine patch, seven patch….) and the ladies learned how to draft that group. We also worked on more accurate piecing skills, designing, finishing and color choices. They were a wonderful group and there were several lovely quilts made. (Send me photos!) I pieced these squares along with them as demos and moved them to Illinois with me. Last year I thought I should offer this class again, so I pieced the squares together to finish the quilt. (And alas, everyone seems bent on using patterns and books and not knowing how to draft….) I just hung it on a wall where I can look at it from my desk and also as I iron, to ponder how I shall quilt it….
I had a hunch that I had a few pictures from that class – I just searched though my iPhoto files, which I really need to get onto discs or throw out, and look what I found!!! Here is the design wall (perhaps) at the end of the Intermediate class. Look at all the wonderful squares!
And here, I think, is Sherry’s quilt top.
So while I work at my desk or iron, I will be thinking of how to quilt the top. I just dug out some black batting and need to check the weight and size….