Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chicken Soup

It's being one of those weeks where I can't seem to escape exposures and therefore am not functioning as well as I'd like. Oh well.

I don't have a full picture yet but "Love Makes a House a Home" is quilted and bound and ready to go. It occurred to me after I'd trimmed it for binding that if I'd only added another 3" border at the top and bottom it would have been a full 60 x 80" quilt (did I tell you that already?). I guess the blue strips just stopped the design so completely for me that I didn't consider any further possibilities. I do tend to get rather caught up in the moment. Guess I was just so excited to see it completed that I didn't stop to think.

In the meantime I have been framing up my 9" scrap blocks like this:

Just one 3" strip on across the top and down the right side of every block. I thought it would be fun to play with a chevron Log Cabin type setting. Some blocks were directional, most were not. I didn't realize what problems that would pose for someone as anal retentive as I am (they all have to be facing the same direction!).

To be honest, I didn't play around with setting options very much. I pretty much knew I wanted to set them like this, which required turning some of them on their heads. I tried to use only the multi-directional blocks in those spots.

This one will be a 60x 80" quilt. I learned my lesson from that last quilt! (For the time being anyway.) I've already put on top and bottom border strips so I can add it to my pile for Show and Tell this afternoon. I'll show you the finished product in another post (hopefully the next one). I'm meeting with a couple of friends later today and want to use that opportunity to get good pictures of all these quilts.

Once that's done the two on the bottom can head to New York for the Quilt Gather. The fattest layer of the pile is my scrappy Trip Around the World quilt, and on top is the flimsy I just finished. Its' eventual destination is California. I'm thinking it's going to be called "Chicken Soup" because of all the odd blocks floating around in the chicken print. Or I suppose "Chicken & Stars" would work. 'Chicken Soup' just has that "Momma will make it all better" feel to it. :- )

3 comments:

Michele Bilyeu said...

You are really motivating, woman! Love everything...especially that 'Chicken Soup' title and concept.

beadbabe49 said...

Sorry to hear it's been "one of those weeks"...chuck's been having them too since so many folks seem to think a ton of fragrance makes a nice substitute for a shower in the summer heat...sigh...

but...You are just bookin' along and the finishing the quilts is awesome...hope you have a great time this afternoon!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Thank you for your quilt donations!!!