Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday Quilt League progress

Well, I decided I needed to start getting some of these tops quilted so I chose my second House of Mercy quilt:

I am doing just a very open loopy pattern on it because it is large and it is HEAVY. I only got about 1/3 of this quilted and had to stop because my arms and shoulders were killing me. Why is it so heavy? Because I am using this old blanket as batting:

Remember these blankets?? They must have been from the 70's. It is going to make this sooo warm which is important because this quilt is going to House of Mercy for the homeless. Should keep someone nice and toasty!! While it is hard to move this baby around while quilting, it is actually very smooth and easy to quilt through.

While piecing the last few tops, I have managed to get a little pile of my 9 patch leaders and enders done:

They measure in at 3 inches finished. Here they are added into the leaders and enders quilt top:

A close up:

I really love the way this is turning out. Not sure what to work on next. I have a retreat to go to in 4 weeks that I need to have stuff done for, I have black and bold swap blocks I need to work on and a million other projects. I was sick at the beginning of the week and while I am feeling better, I still am wiped out so I might just call it an early night and settle in the tub with a good book. Sigh...such decisions!


  1. The leader Enders top is looking great! Hope you feel back to normal soon.

  2. 4 weeks till we are together again!! Cant wait. Oh and by the way I just love your work!! See you soon Patrice