The Start of a Finish

>> Friday, July 9, 2010

The first set of 4 blocks has been quilted. I used my new walking foot attachment and really wished I'd indulged in this $20 foot YEARS ago! It's not too late for you - buy one if you don't have one. Use it if you do! It makes quilting the three layers so much smoother! {You're cat may have to get used to the new sound of it 'walking' though}

I wanted to put something with curves in the white block corners. When four block sets are joined the white corners will become a square on point as well. I was looking through lily pad motifs and trying to figure out a leaf to put in this half square space when my husband suggested the mandrake!

When I was first getting into quilting I was also looking into the mandrake. It is an interesting plant with much folklore attached to it. I will give you one link here. There's so much on the internet, now! I was looking through old pharmacy books in libraries 14 years ago....

So, I went and found my drawing of one that I'd made when taking the studio journal course with Sharon B. last year. It's going to work perfectly! Now I'm even more eager to finish this quilt!

I have some lily pad fabrics that I will be using for the back. One yard {42 inches wide} gave me backing for 4 block sets. I think I will be doing a little more shopping for fabric!

We are off to go camping this weekend. The humidity has lifted - slightly - this morning. Hoping to take pictures and soak in some nature and relaxation.

If you're looking for a stay-at-home challenge, join Pat Sloan as she is hosting a FIU weekend. Great fun, lots of support and encouragement.

With Joy,
Sarah Vee


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