Friday, September 18, 2009

This baby's 90% finished!


I am almost done with my Americana quilt. This evening, I will be heading over to Fort Walton Beach with my sewing machine, fabrics and quilting tools and will work on the border for this quilt. It has taken me roughly five weeks to get to this point. It's a monstrous quilt. It turned out to be larger than I imagined. I decided to take a picture of it now, because once I have the border pieced together, it will not fit on the wall for me to take a photograph. LOL! Thank you, to everyone, for your encouragement along the way. I hope it wasn't too terribly boring. I tried to make my blog entries as interesting as possible by showing you a variety of stars. I know you were looking at stars each and every day, so thanks for hanging in there with me! Now.....onto cutting and piecing 224 two-inch-squares for the border. Thank you for stopping by, today!

6 comments:

runningonink said...

OH my heavens this is breath-taking! BORING NO way- I could never do something like this in a million years! So I am in awe- waiting on each post! SMILE!

ScrappyPam said...

Wow!! Great picture! What a gorgeous quilt!!

Mary said...

Fabulous job Ethel! You're at the finish line sweetie...don't give up. Another treasure indeed. Now how about that Underground Railroad quilt? I met with the lady today about mine and she did a beautiful job on the stitching. There was a small glitch with the wording on my last square bleeding when she misted with water, so we're replacing that one square and she should be finished with it by the end of the week! Yaay.

Karen said...

Fantastic! Ethel, I haven't been bored at all. I've really enjoyed seeing your quilting proccess. Even though I don't think I will take up quilting, I have enjoyed gaining a perspective on a craft that you and several of my friends enjoy. 224 squares?? Wowzers! Good luck and have fun! :>

Suzy said...

It's gigantic--what are you going to do with it? I hope someone has a VERY big bed.

Sue McGettigan said...

Well done Ethel, it looks fabulous!!