Sunday, 15 August 2010

Christmas quilt along - Sunday morning progress report

I'm an adventurous kind of gal, I know, I always raise the bar to a high level of what I hope to achieve.  I never remember that it always takes longer than I think!  You'd think I'd have learnt by now!  But hey, that part of the challenge ... right?  :)

So when I went to bed last night this is as far as I had got ...


I'm halfway through piecing the blocks into strips.  I s'pose it didn't help I stopped to find that Jelly Roll!  And it wasn't where I thought it was.  The cutting was the easy part, 15 minutes at most!  Though I still have some fabric squares to cut, but again that's a 10 minute job.  I will continue to sew these up today as well as my leaders and enders.  I'd like to get both done, but hey, my partner may have other ideas! And I do have some catching up to do on my C&G work!  Oops!

The quilting went well...

That's the bottom border on the back rail!  I spent over 4 hours quilting this one yesterday, and have a couple of hours at most left to do on it.  It's an all over pattern, but not the large meandering you can see.

not a brilliant pic, I know, but at least you have an idea why it's taken a while to quilt!

So, I didn't quite get all of it done, but I'm pleased with the results.  And with the goings on in the street there was a slight diversion that held me back for a while.  It's not every day you see two policeman sat on top of a big white van talking to a bungalow! 

On that note, time for me to go for a walk, get some chores done, and take control of the day!

Happy quilting!

6 comments:

QuiltSue said...

Why was the big white van talking to a bungalow? (giggle)
I think you made great progress, specially since you are also getting another quilt pieced at the same time as sewing the other one together.

sewali said...

Working on 3 projects at once, that's impressive, you do like a challenge :o).

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

The spools are looking great! Are you quilting meandering feathers? I can't wait to see!

orchidlover said...

Wow you've done so much. I achieved next to nothing yesterday.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

QuiltSue said...

I think I understand why your blog is called Quilting Prolifically!

Tracey said...

Like them all ! Quilting looks lovely!