Saturday, February 03, 2018

Heading toward a 2nd Finish?

My Arrowheads and Old Italian block quilt has been languishing in the pile since I last worked on it June or July of 2017.  But the quilt was started (gasp!) in 2015. Gracious me, how did I let it go that long?  I suppose I was off chasing different "squirrels."
Today, Saturday February 3,  I pulled out the five pieces of it and started joining it together.   It is now in two big pieces.  Here they are laid across my bed.
 I took the picture from two angles hoping that you could see most of the quilt.
I was really happy to see that it will fit my bed nicely when it is finished. I have only to cut the two LONG joining strips and get it joined into one piece.  Then I can bind it and have finish #2 for this year.  However, I am taking the rest of today and possibly all of tomorrow off - so it will be next week before I get it joined etc.

This past week I did my volunteer ushering job again.  Our guest entertainer was billed as "The Illusionists present Adam Trent."   Adam Trent is an illusionist or a magician who has a rather elaborate stage show.  He was kind enough to sign autographs and take photos with the crowd after the show.  Of course, I jumped right in with the children of all ages and got my photo made too.
This is a cellphone photo and the lights didn't play well with the lens -so the picture is a bit blurry.

Things on the calendar for this week include of course finishing this quilt; rehearsing with community theater for our upcoming performance of Arsenic and Old Lace; a doctor's office visit;  and the usual chores and exercise classes.

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4 comments:

Jennifer Gail said...

Are you like on quilting steroids or what? Good job

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

That is great that the quilt was far enough along to get to the finish line so quickly. Now that you are on a roll, maybe you will find a third one to finish soon too.

Debbie said...

A finish can be a great inspiration to find another:) This quilt turned out great!

Marlene said...

I see that you have this quilted while it is still in strips. A quilt as you go technique? I've never really understood how to seam sections together *after* they have been quilted. I have a quilt top I'd like to do that way. Do you know of any tutorials showing how?