The quilt is being constructed in sections, quilt-as-you-go, which is reassuring because each time a section is finished, I can remind myself that it really is -- finished, that is -- because the quilting is done. That's a relief when one's on a deadline that's looming ever nearer!
So. There are four square 'corner' sections, each measuring 45" square (finished) -- here's a sample:
|Section 1 (as in first one I made)|
- before quilting
Three of the four of these are now completely finished; the fourth is sandwiched for quilting.
The top and bottom two square sections will be joined together with pieced and appliqued mid-sections that are 18" W x 45" L (finished):
|One mid-section, sandwiched for quilting|
|First two mid-sections, assembled|
Both of these are now quilted -- the pieced sections by machine and the applique blocks, by hand:
|Quilting motif close up|
|One of the applique blocks, quilted|
The last part of this project involves attaching those mid-sections to their respective corner sections, creating a "three-patch" top and bottom section. I still have 12 pieced blocks to cut out and assemble for this bit...
These will be joined by a long middle piece that consists of two more of these 'mid-sections' (pieced and appliqued), and an 18" square centre block:
|18" square (finished) centre block|
I apologize for the poor quality of that photo -- it was taken over 2 years ago, and I had trouble getting the lighting right. :-(
Japanese Taupe Quilts, the layout and quilting have been of my own creation. Once again I've been reminded of the challenge of quilt design -- that it's not any easier creating a bed quilt from scratch, mainly from stash fabric, without a pattern, than it is designing a landscape. :-)
So...I'm off to do some piecing...leaving you linked from here to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday. This week she contemplates picking up where one leaves off...which is what I'll be doing with my next 15 x 15 Group piece...after the wedding!