Wednesday, March 19, 2014

(Another) Work In Progress

Well this poor quilt top has been sitting around for a few YEARS waiting and waiting to be quilted.   I started this as a high school graduation quilt for my nephew.  It was # 5 on the bottom of a pile of 5 quilt tops .  I finished the other 4 over the past 8 months, and now it's time to finish up #5 !!!

   So, I'm linking up with W.I.P.Wednesday at Freshly Pieced since this poor quilt top definitely falls into the category of a work in progress !!!! (and then some !)

Anyhow, this is a simple quilt that I put together without any sort of pattern or instructions;  I just wanted to let the fabric do most of the work. And since my nephew loves to fish,  I  found a few fun fishing fabrics and added to those.  Now to machine quilt it ...... maybe straight lines or maybe long wavy lines to look like a river or waves on a lake.  But, first I have to piece the back ;  there's a plain off white center panel that all of his friends and family signed at his graduation party .  It's not quite big enough for the backing, so I have to sew on some borders ......which I'm determined to squeeze into tonight's schedule since I'm trying to do Pat Sloan's  "Sew for 10 Minutes a Day Challenge" !!
  Ok .... I'm off to do some rearranging of "the schedule" so I can sew for 10 minutes :)a
Be back soon!
Mary Anne (aka Mare)


Unknown said...

A big congratulations on getting to number 5! Whooohooo! Your nephew will love the quilt.

Wonky Patchwork said...

What a lovely, personal quilt. Those fabrics all look great together, and you seem to have a very thin, dark border between each strip which looks really effective - is that a thin strip of fabric or stitching in some way?