I've also been trying to work on the quilt I had on the design wall. I thought it was a really easy quilt. It mostly is, but I found it really tedious to mark all the center edges of each block. I've been plodding along with all the pinning, doing a few rows each day. The main part of the quilt is together now. I just have to add the borders. There is a shop near here that rents out longarm time. Since I'm not particularly in love with this quilt, I think it would be a great candidate for trying out the longarm. Maybe I'll have a second finish soon!
|So many pins!|
I am taking a quilt class with Kimberly Einmo in March. Over the weekend I did the preparatory cutting for that since I have a pretty busy work and kids' activities schedule between now and the class.
Today I arranged all my bird quilt squares onto the design wall. My kids are home from school today (second day in a row!) so my daughter grudgingly helped me put the squares on the wall. Can you tell which ones I did and which she did?! For ease of putting everything on the wall, I went four across and three up and down, but the real quilt will be three across and four up and down. I totally love the colors for this one! My laundry room lighting isn't very good for photography, but once I have this sewn, I can maybe get a better picture.
One last thing to show: I wanted some pins to mark each row. I made my own since the commercially available ones are quite pricey. They helped tremendously with keeping the columns in order on the blue quilt.