Monday, September 26, 2011

Great Expectations

That is what I had for the weekend -- Great Expectations.

Most of Saturday was spent doing chores and errands. Sunday was free though and I got up to my room to begin working on the long list of things I wanted to accomplish: baste the postage stamp top, cut some fabric for donation quilts for victims of the Texas wildfires, make more double knit stars, pull and combine some fabrics for my next projects. But first on the list was to re-sash the square plates. Well. That took most of the day, what with ripping and re-sewing and ripping and re-sewing and time-outs to regain my temper (worst of times!). I had a Dickens of a time getting those sashes to line up!

It is finally together now and I really like the way it looks (best of times!) Those coral and yellow rays chase away the Bleak House Blues! I think I will add some more of that green as a border. As for quilting, last year at the Quilt Festival I took a class from Mary Mashuta on walking foot quilting and I think this quilt is the perfect candidate for experimenting with those skills.

sashed square plates

8 comments:

Dan R said...

Beautiful quilt top! How was Mary's class? It's at the top of my to-do list.

Bobbidink Designs said...

It looks perfect, that is a real bugger to get just right.

Rachaeldaisy said...

It's perfectly wonderful!! It's such a 3D, rays of sunshine, happy quilt!!

Manda said...

Lovely quilt top :)

Nifty Quilts said...

Great quilt! I love your colors with the green. I have Mary Mashuta's book on walking foot quilting, and tried it on one quilt. You are lucky to have taken a class with her!

MariQuilts said...

Love the quilt...I'm a big fan of Mary's books.

Ginger said...

oh man! that thing is awesome!! and I'm with you, sashing is a beast!

Sherri ~ daintytime said...

Ha! I'm listening to Great Expectations on CD as I'm working this weekend on my linen quilt!