Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Let me show you the Blue Quilt named Square Dance

I'm pleased to show you Square Dance. It's a queen size pieced top for the St. Dunstan's Quilters. They they will be hand quilting this quilt this year and using it for their annual raffle. I had been referring to this quilt as the blue quilt.

I mostly sewed this in the first few weeks in in December and then put it away the week before Christmas to concentrate on festive things.

Just before I put it away, I noticed that there were some "Y" seams at the edges of the main part of the quilt. I stressed over these, and put a ton of thinking into how to avoid those seams. My intent was to finish this quilt last week, but still didn't want to pick it up again and start because I knew I had to deal with the Y seams. Well, I couldn't think about it any more and I just gave in. I'll do the darned seams. Actually they were not near as bad as I thought they were going to be. And 3 days later, it's done.

I don't know what the name of the pattern is or what book it came out of so I named it after getting some input. Everyone liked the name Square Dance. I did the label while visiting my sister over the holidays. I like it.

I'm all ready to show this at "Show and Tell" at quilt guild next Tuesday, then this goes to Rose, the head quilter for marking and quilting.

Done is good.

PS: If anyone knows the real name and origin of this pattern, will you let me know. Thanks

8 comments:

Linda H said...

Gail, I love this quilt. Can't wait to see it at Show and Tell next week! I'll definitely want tickets on this one!!

MissesStitches said...

It's really beautiful, Gail. Good work.

Vicki W said...

I don't know the name of it but it's very pretty and a great pattern to show off some beautiful hand quilting!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Gail, The Blue Quilt you created is absolutely beautiful. Lovely work. I am sure it will rally heaps of money for your cause. Hugs judy

Karen said...

Congrats on finishing your beautiful quilt, Gail. Will you be involved in the quilting part as well? Hope you post a picture when it is all finished!

Anonymous said...

Perfect name for the "blue" quilt! I definitely want some tickets when they become available. Lucy

dp said...

I love it. what a ton of work. Your quilting friends are prolly use to seeing these quilts all put together and appreciate the fine lines, the pretty colors... i see... work.. precision sewing, one bit off and the whole quilt is crooked (I know these things)... soooo I look at this quilt as an engineering feat... geesh...

Alicia said...

Great job, this is beautiful!