Tuesday, May 14, 2013

If I Had Done the Math ...

If I had thought about into just how many squares I would be quilting essentially the same little flower-fill ... maybe I would have opted for some nice overall design.  The answer  is that in my 25 checkerboard-style 16-patch blocks, half of the squares–200 of them–are cream. Surrounding them are 84 cream triangles in the triangle squares in which I also planned dense free-motion quilting.  What was I thinking :-)

49 squares to go ...

If you find it a little boring to see what looks to be essentially the same in-progress photos ... imagine how I feel. No wonder I am so easily distracted by english paper piecing and my little star flower tea cozy project.

 I have resisted doing an actual count of how many completed/left to quilt until this morning: 151 cream squares quilted, 49 to go.  After all these flower shapes, I'm thinking about something leaf-inspired for the triangle border.

This will be my mid-month check-in for a Lovely Year of Finishes and for Esther's WOW (WIPS on Wednesday) Link list and for WIP Wednesday on Freshly Pieced ...  I promise no more boringly similar photos of this project until I finish the squares and am, at least, quilting the triangle border :-)

9 comments:

Elaine M said...

These colorful squares pop in the sea of cream. It will be a lovely finish and I think you will be happy you spent time quilting all the flower shapes.

Gail in Vegas said...

You've already done 151?! That's fabulous - congratulations! Those last 49 will be a piece of cake :)

desertskyquilts said...

I have a feeling you are going to be really good at quilting that little flower!

Glenda said...

Still laughing, it's a bit like my Cathedral windows LOL Cheers Glenda PS love your colours

jjthor said...

Real pretty quilt!

Quilter Kathy said...

You are doing great! I just pin basted my UFO!

Aoife said...

You're three-quarters of the way there!! Woop! And it's always nice to have a few different projects to take up and put down when the going gets tough/boring/headwrecking on one ;)

Cindy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous quilt!

Sheri said...

Sophie, I don't check the Quilt blogs very often but thought I would check them out today.You have been doing some beautiful things. love the scrappy brights!
Sheri

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