Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Has it really been that long?

I know I am doing this on Tuesday - but I am still going to link up with the design wall at Judy L's Patchwork Times.  So after you are done reading this please go to her site and see what other people have on their design walls.  It is always very inspirational!

While all of you have been faithfully checking in with me everyday (Thank you!) I have been busy sewing together all my HST and the other portion of my Jubilee quilt.  I have now finished all 56 blocks.

The red and yellow fabrics I sewed together and cut out using 1" finished Triangle Paper since I needed over 700 of them. It works really slick! ( It is the same paper I used in this little project that I tried last month.  By the way, for those of you who have been following along, I did end up mixing in about one third of those blocks with the 19 blocks that I needed to finish this quilt.)

Here are all the red/yellow HST with the paper taken off and waiting to be pressed. I think this is about 730 of them.

These pictures show my strips of squares waiting to be sewn to the quilt blocks.  This is after I had taken apart and resewn ALL the strips that go across the top of the blocks because I had the triangles oriented the wrong way. To look at this quilt it looks like you can just flip the strips and the triangles will be going the correct way, but noooooo, someone had to make this tricky!!!  :)

And here is a portion of the blocks on my design floor (I don't have a design wall!).  I hope to sew them together today and add the border soon after.

And here is a portion of the antique quilt that I am replicating:

Hopefully I will have the borders on by next week and can show you more.  Stay tuned. :)

My husband is home this week on vacation and he just commented to me about how long it was taking me to write this post, "What are you doing writing 'War and Peace'?  I'm going to have to start calling you Tolstoy, I guess." Hardy, har, har.  Mr. Smartypants. ;)

Here is his website if you would like to see what he does with his free time.  He is in the Top 100 Ukulele Websites. Click here to go to his website  - he goes by Ukester Brown.  

Have a wonderful day!


Diane Wild said...

I look at all 730 of those HSTs and my back starts to ache. Your eyes must be going around in circles pressing and so on.

Lori said...

Your hubby's comment made me LOL!!! Too funny!!

Kathy P said...

You're doing a fantastic job of replicating the original quilt. All those HST's would drive me batty!!! It gorgeous! (and your husband is funny!)

quiltfool said...

Wonderful, wonderful Judy. I love all those blocks and your devotion to them. The Jubilee quilts really are a labor of love, huh? Lane

Nann said...

Your triangle project is a beauty!

Dawn said...

LOVE your HST project! Thanks so much for sharing your journey with us. It is a stunning work, good choice.

Sarah Martin said...

What a great pattern and totally worth the work! Looks like you will definitely finish by your b'day! Gorgeous!!!!!

Karen said...

The yellow and red works so well around the blocks. You have a ton of 1/2 square triangles in the works.