Jun 28, 2009

It's growing

Now it's getting difficult to get a good photo of my quilt since I have added upteen triangles all around. I had to put the quilt on the bed and stand on a footstool. These triangles are wonky. I didn't use a template. And I took the picture before I trimmed the edges. I've trimmed them now, and I just cut some dark blue strips to add on. I'm having a lot of fun with this quilt. It will have to be tied, not quilted, because it's gotten too big for me to be wrestling it onto the sewing machine for quilting and I don't do that much hand quilting. And I guess I'll have to get a batt.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the weather has warmed up (well, it's nearly July) and I was able to get into the swimming pool for some exercise yesterday. Walking in a pool is really helpful for arthritis. I'm getting ready for the Glorious Fourth. I have out my "USA" wall hanging that I made recently. I also have a couple of flags that I put outside in my plants. And a little bitty flag in a vase that goes on the table. Hooray for the Red, White and Blue. America--I love you.

1 comment:

Nanci said...

Roz, that looks like such a neat quilt. I love the colours. I'd stipple it anyway. I have managed a large quilt. It takes time, but it does look great.
I spray basted and it turned out well. With spray basting and it really sticks well.
I've never tied a quilt, so have not much knowledge of how it would look. In any event, I like your colour choices.