Thursday, December 30, 2010

Row, row, row. . .

. . .your quilt. Sew the rows together, that is.

It's that time again, the moment when it is most possible for me to mess up construction of a quilt. I seldom make mistakes assembling blocks, but I might possibly hold the world record for sewing rows together backwards, upside down, or just plain wrong. It's my Achilles heel. Somewhere between the design wall/floor/bed and the sewing machine I can completely confuse or forget how I was supposed to sew the row I am holding. It's a gift. I think this is turning out really well. It's going to go on the couch in my husband's den/computer room. Every couch needs a quilt, in my opinion, even if I'm the only one who uses it! (Husband prefers afghans.) The room is decorated in blue/beige and he currently has the blue butterfly quilt on his couch, which is not quite manly enough for his room. Plus, the rust accent color will be nice.

This is a great pattern because it looks nicely intricate but is easy-peasy to assemble. I am totally in love with the color scheme. The fabric is "Silk Road" by Benartex and it's gorgeous.
I changed my mind on the size of the quilt and after enlarging it had to scurry around online and find more of the backing and binding fabric. Don't you just love the internet?


Elaine Adair said...

It IS turning out well! And has a 'different' look to it - the green with almost stripe is very interesting and 'makes' the quilt sing! It's nice/comforting to hear others suffer from the same issues I do - blocks turning around by themselves! 8-))

Linda said...

Hahahaha, you're not alone in turning blocks. I have had to create a rigid "formula" for when I take blocks off the wall--just so I won't turn them around! I love your quilt, it's a real beauty. Have you found your paisley quilting design yet? The one I love is an oval loop, then a bigger oval loop over top of it and a final loop--not always three times, but at least two. It travels really well as you can angle the loops any direction you want. I have heard it called a peacock eye but I'm sure there are other names for it as well. Have fun!
Lurking Linda

Tanya said...

That is going to be a fabulous quilt for your husband's room! I really does look difficult!