Here's how it looked about three and a half weeks ago:
And here's how it looks now:
I'm roughly three-quarters of the way finished! The picture above is a sideways view, and it'll have a border all the way around it in a dark brown/black fabric. The blue Post-It note (in the bottom left of the picture) will be the top left corner of the quilt. It's 13 blocks across and 16 blocks down. It's going to be a very large queen, but that's the size we use on our bed so it's a good thing. Ever since we got a pillowtop mattress the smaller queen-size quilts I have just aren't quite big enough to cover the sides of the mattress. What, moi, picky?
I'm really pushing and trying to get this finished quickly because my parents (who are bringing my quilting machine) will be here on Tuesday! I'm so excited! I'd hoped to have this finished before they got here, with some insane idea that I could quilt it while they're here. I'm not really sure why I want to do such an insane thing, but the idea stuck in my head and there it is.
I might actually manage to have the top finished before they get here but there's no way I'll manage to get the back done, too. I also have a back to finish for my Checkerboard Chains quilt top, but that, too, is going to have to wait. Maybe I can strongarm my mom into helping me piece the backs (insert evil laugh here)....
I've never been able to be terribly realistic with my project planning, but then if you've been reading my blog for very long you already know that.
The other insane thing that we've got going (that's "the royal we" at this point) is that I'm trying to get things moved out of my
I'm so overwhelmed by all the crap I've accumulated.
Thank you so much Opal, Andrea, Romi, Louisa, Dipsy, ClaireEJ, and Marti for the compliments on my Mom's Swallowtail Shawl! I'm not sure she's checked my blog lately (they've been busy getting ready to come here for a visit) so I'm looking forward to showing her the post and wonderful comments.
Have a great weekend, everyone!