Fancy Daisy Bricklayers Quilt

June 30th, 2008

New Quilt

New Quilt

I made the pattern and cut the pieces for this quilt in January, and it’s been sitting in my unfinished project bin ever since. I took it back out again last weekend, in my project flurry-of-usefulness, and got each of the complex, bricklayer patterned-squares pieced and nicely pressed. I’m adding in three freestyle (well, they’re all pretty freestyle) blocks that have small pieces; not postage-size, more like half a bookmark. This quilt was inspired by the Gee’s Bend quilts that I can’t seem to stop talking or thinking about. I meant to take a picture of the drawing of the finished pattern I made, so you could see the bigger picture. I’ll have to remember to do that. I think I’ll hand quilt and bind this one, using those great basting instructions I posted last week.

I had a wonderful weekend spent lounging in the sun and reading a few books. I just finished “The Whole World Over,” by Julia Glass, which was fantastic. It was a beautiful story told from four perspectives that alternated by chapters. I’ve just started into “Happiness Sold Separately,” another Lolly Winston book, which is just as good as the last one thus far. The warm sun, blue skies, free time, and pleasant company was just what I needed to dose away the doldrums. I’m feeling refreshed and renewed.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. beki  |  July 1st, 2008 at 8:37 am

    that quilt is going to be gorgeous!

  • 2. Nancy Cook  |  July 1st, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    that quilt looks so intriguing
    glad you are feeling better

    those tie on slippers are so cute you linked to. i tried one out but, it came out too small. i might give it another shot.

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