Tuesday, November 8, 2016

In Your Neighborhood

Last winter I wanted to do something modern.

I enlisted in a class in Cedar City and precut all the pieces and labeled them.  It was a big job as they were made in block subsets and then sewn together.

I went to the class, but my learning style did not match the noise in the class.  I got very distracted and finally just left early.

I was just going to not finish the quilt and was going to give away what I'd started.  I had it in my sewing room and didn't think to close the door.

The dog got in and made a bit of a mess of my piling system.  So I patiently put it together and decided if I'd done that much I could finish the quilt. 
I texted a friend and told her I'd like to give it to her for her new granddaughter.  I was just going to free motion quilt it.  I was going to leave the "roads," but they looked funny and I thought they might pucker, so I started quilting them in pebbles.

Well it became quite a quilting project, but I did finish. 

The last two roads were done with parallel lines.
I'll take it to the Modern Quilt Guild meeting this week and then take it with me when I go to Salt Lake and deliver it to my friend.


Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on persevering, it's made a lovely quilt :)

Kathy E. said...

Your quilt turned out beautifully...I'll bet you're glad you didn't give up on it! I love modern quilting and I'm like you that I need a quiet atmosphere to learn and absorb. My ears can't turn off all of the noise! Happy holidays!