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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Small Swap Quilt

Here's a work in progress. A small swap quilt that is about 18" x 18". It started out to be a half log cabin, but because I am a male (an older male at that) I don't read directions. What should have been a half log cabin ended up being a "chevron" block. But I failed to alternate the "logs" using different fabric. But I think it still works.
Rather than quilt in the ditch or outline, I decided to hand quilt a meander pattern. In this manner I could stay away from the multiple layers of fabric at the seams. There are a few places on the little quilt that are not real good, but I chalk that up to my own limitations of patience, accuracy, eyesight, age, etc., etc., etc. But I heard a little voice in my head that seemed to say, "getter done". And besides, I do kinda like it.

4 comments:

Soukies said...

I think it looks great! I love the colors!

Sandy said...

That's one cute little quilt. Good job!

Holee said...

I like it. I would pick all those colors. "Get her done", seems to be something that really annoys me lately.

I think you & I could teach some of these younger quilters a thing or 2. They sign up for a swap, have 2 months to make a quilt and let it go to the very last week, or even later.

I'm running my second swap on mini's. This time round I had to make rules. I don't want to hear anyone say they are "planning" the last week of the swap. The rule: quilt over the mistake and move on..DON'T start over at the last minute!

Whom ever gets your quilt, will love it.

Neabear said...

I amazed at what all you can do. You do hand quilting too??? Wow!