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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Glory Be!

I've decided to take a short break from turning out baby quilts and work on a full-sized quilt (well, okay, a small full-sized - only 64" x 64") that I've been wanting to do for a while.

It's a pattern I got from Bonnie Blue Quilts. They specialize in reproduction inspired quilt design patterns, kits, and fabrics.

This pattern is called "Glory Bound" and this is what it looks like so far on my design wall. I've gotten all of these 8" x 8" blocks made but that's all, so far. The rows are still not sewn together.

I probably didn't tackle the cutting for this quilt in a very smart way. I cut everything for the whole quilt before starting any sewing, and believe you me, I didn't think I was EVER gonna get it all done.

Then the construction of four gazillion half-square triangles started. That actually went pretty fast (compared to the cutting anyway) because I had the Olympics to watch while chain piecing them. (Although watching anything on the little half-functioning TV in my quilt studio is not the greatest experience!)

Anyway, I'm about two-thirds of the way through the block construction which is going very smoothly so I'm hoping to have that part of the quilt done before too much longer.

Civil War reproduction fabrics (along with 30s fabrics, of course) are my favorites, and I'm really enjoying working with the gorgeous ones in this quilt.


Katidids said...

Oh! Thats beautiful! The color blend so well & your points ....POINT! I always have a hard time with triangles,they come out all wonky so I just stick to squares.

beth said...

it's stunning! Are you making it for yourself this time?

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Katie - Thanks! Piecing is my favorite part of quilting so I don't mind fiddling with points and such.

Hey, Beth - Yes! Yes, yes, yes, and I love it already! I don't have backing fabric yet but I don't think that will be too much of a problem finding.

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Jenyfer Matthews said...

You are just TOO productive! I'm in awe, really. I wish I had so many quilts to show for my time!

Sharon said...

AWESOME quilt! Love your fabrics. This will be a wonderful quilt when you are done.

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Jen - Now isn't that funny! I always feel like such an under-achiever compared to you!! If it will make you feel better, I haven't been able to touch "Glory Bound" to make any more progress since the post. Maybe tonight as recreation??

Hey, Sharon - Thanks for the encouragement. I'm really so pleased with the way this quilt is turning out, too.