Saturday, January 27, 2007

Here it is - the sum total of my week's work.
I have been taking a picture (or two) each evening when I put everything away on this project. After sewing a lot of strips together, cutting them apart and putting them back together again, this is what I have to show.
The strips are cut at 1" and you can see a penny in a couple of the photos. I just had to take a picture of the back too -- it fascinates me how ruffly and soft the back is. There's really not much place for the seam allowance to hang out. I'm quite boggled by how much time this is taking and the amount of organization that is required. I have little piles and notes all over the house.
I'm still working away on Bob, too. I've begun stitching the applique on the last corner. I came up with a new border idea that I like better than what I previously had in mind. Not only do I like it better, but the pieces will be much larger. A bonus right now.
Okay, time to get outside for a walk. The fresh air will do me good. I'm a little behind on blog reading and commenting. I'll try to get around to everybody to say 'Hey' by tomorrow.

*I know there is a duplicate picture in the collage -- I didn't want to fuss with it too much to get rid of it.

24 comments:

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Libby - Oh my stars!!!!! That project is incredible. I love it!!!

Sweet P said...

I admire your persistance on this project. I didn't realize the strips were only one inch! Wow!

Nancy said...

Even more amazing when I see how you cut the strips. I love the Pidgeon quilt, impressive the fabric choices. Nancy in MT

Carol said...

Libby that is just the most awesome project ever. Is it a pattern? You sure have to be organized to keep it in order. I LOVE it!

Lisa D. said...

Wow - that is really beautiful! Such tiny strips. Love it!

Sue said...

Ohhhh, that is really nice. That's going to be a beautiful quilt!

Patti said...

Oh my Libby - this is astonishing! It looks so very much like an antique quilt. I would love to know how you are doing that. You said it's a pattern, right? Can you post the particulars? I guess I'm also a sucker for punishment - I'd love to make something like this. You are doing an incredible job. Can't wait to see it finished.

Cynthia said...

It looks like a lot of work to make this quilt but it looks great.

Screen Door said...

I love how you "get it out " and "put it away". I guess for a project like this, the neatness is important. I'm glad you're writing details down and taking pictures. This is definitely going to be a quilt fit for a 'gallery' so you'll want to remember the moments...

joyce said...

ONE INCH STRIPS! Wow. I can't believe you have the patience to do such tiny pieces. It looks fantastic and so organized. How big is it?

Angie said...

Oh. My. Goodness, Libby! I had NO idea the pieces were that small! I'm inspired by your patience and persistence in working with this one, girlfriend! :P

QuiltingFitzy said...

WOW...WOW...WOW

This is fabulous, I'm in total AWE.

Katie said...

Oh my. tiny tiny. What patience. How beautiful!

The Calico Cat said...

AWESOME quilt, well worth the effort!

Susie said...

You have been so ambitious! What a beautiful creation this will be...
:)

Judy said...

Okay, you my dear are INSANE!! At first I tought hey, okay now how is that divided up exactly...NOPE!! I don't want to know. Don't even care how it's done.

It going to be fabulous, and you get all the dredit in the world for sticking with it! It's beautiful, but very, very tiny!!

Fiona said...

Awesome is the only word that fits the bill. (Though incredible comes a close second)

Rabbit Stitchings said...

ok I am going to enjoy this pattern thru your quilt! It is going to be super when your done! but oh my how small those pieces are!

Lois R. said...

What a big project!!! It looks fantastic. I can't wait to see more!

Dawn said...

Oh Libby, they are just wonderful! And so interesting to see how you have to pull apart and put together. Your right - how in the world did anyone ever think that all through!

Quilt Nut said...

what an amazing quilt! i would have gone nuts with the 1 inch strips.

i found you off shelina's blog :)

Linda_J said...

one inch strips?---my God, woman! I think you would have to committ me! You do so such a good job with these itty bitty pieces much like you do with the hexagons.

It looks like an antique postage stamp quilt for sure.

Finn said...

Hi Libby, your weeks work looks sensatinal!! I do love your colors, and it's ok with me if you love all the bits and pieces..*VBS*

BOB is looking very handsome also, and I must say, very clever tongue in cheek naming..I love it! I like it as just the plaids, but the applique will finish it off nicely.
Seems like you are getting lots done, but having some fun at quilt shows also...perfect! Hugs, Finn

Marcie said...

I can see why this might get confusing, but gosh darn it is going to be fabulous! You go girl!