December 31, 2013

Angela ~ Jump Start on Quilt

I'm still job hunting so on these cold nights and holidays I have made a jump start to my quilt project for this year.
This was my graph.
I spent some time and sorted my fabrics by color tone for each horizontal row.  Since the pattern is doubled in the center in both directions I figured I would get less confused if I just did each row and then sewed them together.  I made little paper banded packets numbered for each row and when I had several done I sewed them together.
There are 10 rows together but the last one has not been pressed yet and is flipped up over the last pressed row.
I'm happily sewing these by hand while the TV is on and I'm cuddled in a quilt with a cat in my lap.

16 comments:

Judy S. said...

Great design, Angel, and I LOVE the way you did the colors. How long did it take to cut all of those tiny squares? This is going to be spectacular. Wishing you a wonderful 2014!

desertskyquilts said...

That looks great! Translating very well from graph paper to reality. I love that you are doing it by hand. A friend was putting together 1" squares by hand. She did it all at weekly meetings where everyone worked on a hand project for the afternoon and then had dessert. It was amazing how quickly it was put together, and it was huge!

Debra Spincic said...

I had no idea you were going to hand piece this quilt. More power to you!

ladyhawthorne said...

90% of the colored squares are from charm packs but it didn't take long to cut out the others with the olfa knife.

ladyhawthorne said...

I was going to machine stitch it but in order to encourage my Mom to work on the patchwork pieces she bought I decided to hand sew it. It makes it easier to carry around from my room to Mom's living room. Mom has only done 2 rows on 1 square but it's a start. Not bad for someone with carpal tunnel and a shoulder that gets surgery on Jan 10.

Debra Spincic said...

I recognize quite a few of the fabrics in there as scraps I gave you.

Debra Spincic said...

I found out recently that carpal tunnel can be cured with chiropractic care. It's from misaligned vertebrae in the upper neck (all arm issues stem from the same spot) squeezing nerves. Maybe have her checked by a chiropractor first.
My chiropractor worked with a woman who was wheelchair bound and told her arthritis was so bad she wouldn't walk again. 3 years later she's running around the playground with her grandkids. Walking like normal.

Suztats said...

Wow! So many teeny tiny squares, Angela! This is going to be fabulous, and I like your first 10 rows and how the colours go together so well. It's nice to have something that's portable.

Barbara C said...

Beautiful project Angela, you can't beat a handsewn project for portability, and it is very relaxing.

ladyhawthorne said...

Oh yes, 99% of them made it in. There were a couple that I felt would ravel too easy.

ladyhawthorne said...

hmmm, something to think about after her surgery. She has bone spurs they are going to get rid of so that should make her feel much better.

Debra Spincic said...

I wish your mom well. Shoulder surgery recovery is very slow. She'll probably feel miserable for a few months. Physical therapy and exercise will be important. My dad had similar surgery in late summer & took a few months to feel decent again.

ladyhawthorne said...

They only make 2 small holes to go in and scrap out the bone spurs so I am hoping she gets over it quickly.

ladyhawthorne said...

That it is!

Debra Spincic said...

Me too!

Cyra said...

A lovely hand sewn project Angela. I am the proud owner of three such quilts and really admire the work that went into them.