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Monday, February 7, 2011

Almost done..........

I have just 5 more rows to sew together and add on to the last section.  This quilt has a lot of sewing.










The fabric that I started with to choose the fabrics is the green tree fabric that is surrounded by the green dashed stripe.  It has a little bit of brown in it so I chose browns and then greens and finally added the beige/gold/apricot/rust fabrics.

I cut some 6.5" squares from my turquoise regular fabrics yesterday.  Now I have green, blue and turquoise cut.  I think I will add purple to it and then start designing the layout.

I have unearthed another 1970s treasure in my basement.  I recognize fabrics from clothes I made for my daughter, myself, and a couple of my (custom dressmaking) customers.  The little squares finish at 3".

25 comments:

hetty said...

I think it has a lot of cutting too! I am starting on mine today.

Jackie said...

Very productive day!! This quilt is going to be fantastic when it is complete. And I just love the 70s quilt you dug out. It looks like lots of memories there.

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Your 70's quilt is cute - except for the fabrics it could have been made today! Isn't it funny how things move in a cycle?

Love what you're doing with the TAW, I like earth colors.

Linda

karenfae said...

such progress - winter does at least help us make progress on our projects doesn't it.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

patty a. said...

The trip around the world is looking fantastic!

christijowinter933@yahoo.com said...

Your work ethic has inspired me to quit dreaming and start quilting! I'm curious, though. A trip around the world quilt has a LOT of intersections to match. Do you have a trick to make them come out so perfectly everytime?

Sujata said...

I LOVE what you unearthed from your basement!

Vicky F said...

OK, Wanda
Now you have PROOF that you were Wonky before Wonky was cool!

Your trip around the world is lookin' good!
Vicky F

Char said...

I love the 70's string quilt you found. I think I owned some of those fabrics also.

Vicki W said...

I'd take that little piece and make one placemat so I could have a little entertainment while I eat my lunch. It would be fun to think about each of the fabrics and where they were worn.
That TATW is coming together very fast!

Gayle Bong said...

I can't believe I'm loving your 1970's treasure. How big is it?

Amy said...

Just wanted to thank you for encouraging me to finish my king size TAW. I started it early last year and just stopped quilting until a couple of weeks ago. I'm so excited to get going again after seeing all of your photos. Thank you for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this before but I'm noticing the individual blocks on your trip around the world quilt are not square. Then I realized the advantage of rectangular blocks is you can fit the shape of the bed the quilt is destined for. Do you tell people how wide to cut their tubes depending on they final size of quilt they want (e.g. twin size or king size)?

Anonymous said...

I see it is 6 degrees in Sandwich as I write this. But the sun is out. I always say... I do not care how hot or cold it is when the sun is out !

You always accomplish more than the average person with your designs and quilting. That is why I 'tune in' every day. Enjoy seeing your progress and the '70's' treasure too.

J~MT

Ruthie said...

I recognize some of those fabrics!

Muddling Through said...

Your "Trip" top is stunningly beautiful. And I have some of the fabrics in your memory lane squares. They are such bright, happy fabrics. I just love them.

Annette said...

I did a Kaffe TAW in 2009 in all of his blues and purples and reds and pinks... so I love color too!

Karen said...

Wanda, the Trip quilt is absolutely gorgeous. Love it!!

SarahVee said...

love everything today. I will have to make one of the TAW someday too. Your little squares are sweet! what a fun find.

Julia said...

This latest quilt of yours may just be my favorite ever, and that's saying ALOT because I love all of your quilts.
What a treasure you have unearthed with the fabrics that you sewed with for your daughter, etc.....

Sheila said...

Trip quilt is beautiful.
LOVE the little 1970's mini quilt!!!!

Cheryl Palmer said...

I just found your blog a couple days ago and I just have to say every single quilt that I have seen so far(and I have scrolled through your blog a bit)is absolutely beautiful! I can just sit and stare at them forever! I am so glad I found your blog! I love it!

Vivian said...

Beautiful TAW, I'm looking forward to seeing your designing with the turquoise, and the 1970s fabrics are familiar friends.

dls said...

Like the 70's treasure..... fun trip down memory lane.... I recognize some of the little red and blue background flower prints..... I think I had a dress out of the red one.... and of course red checks have always been a favorite! Can't image enough little squares to make a quilt top!

Purple Pam said...

Love the little strip squares. What fun!