Thursday, December 17, 2009

Blue Quilt Thursday - Week 3 of 4

This week 3 of my 4 weeks of making the blue scrappy quilt for St. Dunstan's.

I bet you have wondered how I get so much done from time to time. Well, here is my secret. I sometimes have a quilt helper.

Caitlin was here this afternoon and she took on the single job of laying out my quilt. While she was laying out the quilt, I was finishing the last of the square in a square blocks and I was giving them to her one by one at the end. I have all the blocks done and next is to sew the diagnol rows together.

I turned the quilt on my bed upside down and this is what she's laying out the quilt blocks on. Here she is, with almost all the double nine patches strategically placed.

Then come the blocks with the square in a square. Then the last to get placed on are the side triangles .

She arranged and re-arranged so that there wasn't too many dark blocks beside one another or too many lights. She primped and primped for quite a while.


She did a lovely job don't you think.

I've come to the realization that I won't get this done before Christmas but I'm very pleased with my progress so far. I ran into a snag and I need to get a quilt expert opinion before I can move on. Just the same, all the blocks will be packed up and will come out again after the New Year.

So watch for the finishing of the Blue Quilt which should be around January 10th.

6 comments:

dp said...

You are such a fun grammie. The quilt looks amazing. I can't believe you have to confer with a quilt expert... I thought you were a quilt expert....
How fun!

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is coming along so nicely. Looking forward to seeing it completed (after the holidays, of course). Your little helper is destined to be a future quilter. LB

Linda H said...

Looks great Gail. It would look sooo nice on MY bed...being blue and all...

Vicki W said...

I could use some of her help!

MissesStitches said...

It's beautiful, Gail! How lucky you are to have an assistant!

Anonymous said...

Oh the memories your Grandkids will have...you are an awesome Grammie!
Jill