"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wreath Quilt and Tumbler Project

I thought for sure that by the end of last week  I would have finished the Wreath Quilt from Erik's Homemade Mystery QAL.  http://erikhomemade.typepad.com



In this photo I wonder if you can see the holes from the stitching that took 1 and 1/2 days to rip out? 

I've decided to applique crocheted stars and such to the cream/white area within the wreath.  I found this star pattern in one of my old issues of Hooked On Crochet, June 2007, designed by Kathleen Munyan. 


I'm also sewing red buttons to the inner and outer wreath angles. 
So, now I am aiming for the end of August to have this quilt done. 

I've been wanting to use my new tumbler die for my AccuQuilt GO!.  I've had it since early June, so I would say I've showed remarkable self control in waiting this long to play with it.  I was so certain I knew what fabric I would use, mainly a mix of  lights, mediums and darks, but then I saw a quilt that changed my mind.  It was a circle quilt made using mostly yellows in bright and light shades.  I let that quilt influence me and cut out 143 tumblers.
I hope I like it when it's put together. 
I plan to cut some of the tumbers in half for the border area.  We'll see if that works, too.

God Bless.



4 comments:

QuiltSue said...

I am intrigued by the sound of your plan for the tumbler quilt. I know I'm going to love it though cos it's in yellows, which seem to be my current favourite colour!

Hazel said...

Oops, bet 1 1/2 days of un-doing put you in a bad temper!

Those Christmas prints that you've used for the borders are fab though - I love the rocking horses!

Wow - you crocheted the stars too?! What a great idea to use these for the centre of the quilt - it'll give it an extra dimension, and I can't wait to see it with these on.

I also look forward to seeing how your buttons turn out - I've abandoned my button idea for my quilt as I suspect they will fascinate the cats too much, and I can do without cat playtime at 3am, thank you very much!

I think that you have shown a lot of self control, waiting to try your new toy - but I must say that circle quilts sound tricky!

Stray Stitches said...

It sounds like you still have quite a bit of work ahead on the QAL with all of the wonderful embellishments you will be adding. The crochet star is amazing!

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