Wednesday, December 3, 2014

I just might make it

When I started the absurd challenge to make a "Dear Jane" quilt in the pot holder method, I really didn't want it to take over my life. I started on August 1st and vowed I would finish all the 5" blocks by the end of the year. That way I could have the center done and take my time over the winter working on the triangle border blocks in between other projects. The beauty of a pot holder quilt is you can have a finished looking quilt and still add to it over the year! Anyway, it looks like I might meet my goal as I am on the next to the last row. I may not get all of them quilted and bound before the end of the year, after all we do have Christmas and working full time to contend with, but I should have all the blocks pieced. Here are the two I am working on today.


I am backing each block with the same fabric as the front and as you can see I have basted each 5" block to muslin to save fabric. I baste two together and then add the muslin which I use over and over again. I quilt all my quilts (even king sized) on my 1988 14" hoop.


I know I should be cleaning and decorating for Christmas, but we will have another Christmas next year and I only plan to make this quilt once. And... I have to keep it up because I am itching to start on the next three pot holder quilts whirling around in my head. Enjoy the day.


5 comments:

  1. I am trying to understand your method. I know about the pot holder method but you mention basting the blocks to muslin for quilting. Would they not have muslin for a backing then?

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    1. Karen, check out my post today and see if that helps. Thanks for asking!

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  2. Oh so the muslin is just an extender so you can use the hoop! I was a bit confused as Karen was but I went back and reread. They look wonderful. I have never heard of this method. You must really get good at binding.

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  3. I love this: we will have another Christmas next year and I only plan to make this quilt once. How true! I'm sure you'll make your self-imposed deadline.

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