Friday, February 18, 2011

Lots of not doing too much

Oh my.... it's been over a month since my last post??? Time sure does fly! And I don't really have much to show. I have been working a little on my secret project (I have talked about this before, sorry not to be able to show!), I have finished cutting up my jelly roll for Mon Ami - the lePetite project for January


I only pieced 13 of the 48 blocks so far - I want to use up the JR so there will be more blocks than there are in the original quilt. Since this is very much a project in slow work, I haven't even gotten around to thinking about the project for February... really not sure I'm going to do that one.

Know I'm probably the slowest hand quilter in the world. I still can't believe I got talked into quilting this by hand:


Remember it? It is a swap block quilt from 2007. I was good for a while and quilted about one thread a day for a few months, but once I had quilted about 2/3 of the blocks I put it in the cupboard because I had to focus on other stuff, and it was stuck there till last December when I brought it with me for Christmas holiday. I have set a goal of keeping this on the sofa till it's finished!



Progress has been made over the last few weeks. I still have five and a half setting triangles and one corner left to quilt, then I can go hunting for the perfect binding - woohoo! :o)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

8 comments:

Diana / QF Quiltbuffy said...

Oh, what a beautiful blue / white quilt.
Have a nice Day
Diana

Mary Lou Casada said...

What a fantastic quilt!! I've printed off the picture for my "inspiration" notebook!! I love samplers -- and a hand-quilted one just blesses my heart! :-D I've got a similar project in the hoop right now. The top was completed in 2008 -- and I've got about 2/3rds done. I've GOT to finish it. Your blue is just the nudge I need!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Susan said...

Ahhh........ A reminder that I need to get out the Baby Quilt and finish quilting it............. As happened to you the holidays caused me to put things aside and I need to get back on track.........

Annelies vdB said...

You really have done a lot. I wish you good tell us more about your secret project.
Enjoy your weekend !

Elin said...

Hugsar godt at du kjøpte utstyr til handquiltinga då vi var på tur i lag til Lappemakeriet. Men det var ikkje eg som overtalte deg... Det kjem til å bli veldig flott, stå på!

Danielle said...

Nice work, Anne! I love that blue and white quilt. I'm happy for you that it's almost done.

Gudveig said...

Kjempelekkert! Utrolig lekre blokker i dette teppet - det passer helt fint inn her hos meg *LOL*
Ha en deilig syhelg!

Sheri said...

Beautiful blue quilt!