Moving Right Along

Tuesday, April 05, 2011 6 Comments »
I celebrated a rather significant birthday a few weeks ago, and a dear friend gave me this wonderful Jim Shore angel.  She's a quilting angel, no less.  I am torn between finding a place for her in the family room and making her home in my sewing room.  I think the sewing room.  She will remind me of all of the quilting angels in my life and provide calm amidst the Civil War quilt storm.  And she has all the colors I love!  Thanks, Jan.  I'm blessed to have you as a friend!

The center medallion of the CWT quilt is done.  It's rather large, at 36", so that gives you some sense of what the size of the finished quilt will be

Here is the center, up on the design wall, with some of the surrounding blocks.  I discovered that the blocks with all of the teeny tiny HSTs are a mite short, so I need to put a very thin border around them to size them up -- maybe you can see the two on the top row where I did just that.  For someone who was never really into CW fabrics until a year ago, I'm certainly knee-deep now.  Thanks, Nance!

I'm going to give this quilt a rest for a few days and work on some burp cloths for baby Alma.  Momma Kate's birthday is on Friday, and that's what she says she wants.  Guess I'll dig into my happiest girlie fabrics and get to work.  We want baby Alma to be pretty, not spitty. 


Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Oh, my, it sure is purty!

Jan said...

It's looking so good. The colours are perfect, too, and although for those of us on this side of the 'pond' it is perhaps less significant as a design, I love the history of it. You are doing a great job.

howdidIgethere said...

Love the angel -- and she surely belongs in your sewing room!

And you deserve kudos for all the progress (and your perseverance) on the CWT! It's looking wonderful!

Jo said...

Mine CWT got stuck on the UFO pile...I need to pull it out again. Maybe after my son's graduation party. Yours is inspiring.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Good luck on your burp cloths. Your CW quilt is very, very purty and not one bit spitty... well done, you! ;)

Kathie said...

it looks beautiful
I admit it I signed up for this too, and no I haven't started it yet , I really like seeing yours and now am inspired! thanks
the angel is wonderful...I like the idea of a quilting angel looking over me in the sewing room