1. in its new home!, 2. Celebration, 3. Orange and Brown quilt, 4. Doll Quilt Swap I: received, 5. Safety for Birds, 6. Vintage Quilt, 7. Finished Quilt, 8. Paletas Quilt - Finished!, 9. bento box quilt, 10. hourglass quilt, 11. finished quilt, 12. double wedding ring quilt, 13. aqua red babyquilt , 14. Zig-zag quilt., 15. Numbers quilt, 16. it's done!!!
I'm working on my Flock of Triangles quilt again! I'd gotten stalled after finishing the quilt top in May, because the quilt top was wider than the fabric I'd bought for the quilt back. But earlier this week -- on Canada Day, actually -- I took up the project again. I patched three pieces together to make the right size of a backing, and I made the quilt sandwich and basted it together with safety pins. Since then I've been hand-quilting just inside the edges of each white triangle. It's so much fun. I'm about a third of the way through the triangles -- just starting in the middle and sewing out from there -- and then I'll probably also do the vertical lines as shown in the book.* I want to finish the whole thing by the end of July, because Bill's sister is coming to visit, and not only is she a quilter extraordinaire,** but she's the one who sent those yellow fat quarters to me that were the basis of this quilt.
I know that ideally one is supposed to use some kind of frame or hoop while hand-quilting, in order to keep the layers together and taut, but does everybody do that? If you think it's really important to do that, please stop reading. Here's how I do it: I sit on the couch with the pinned-together quilt sandwich heaped on my lap. It seems to work just fine.
* OMG, while looking for the link to the Denyse Schmidt book, I found this Single Girl Quilt pattern. Love it.
** Note to self: Photograph and blog about the amazing quilt Debbie made Bill and me several years ago.