Friday, July 17, 2009

Inching My Way

Those of you that know me from the other blog know that I am working on a project which is converting a counted cross stitch pattern into a quilt. The picture below is the pattern, each cross stitch will be a one inch (finished) square. A total of 5, 580 squares.

The picture below is what I have completed so far, daily living and Summer, (Summer? what Summer? but that is another post), have got in the way of doing a lot more on this quilt. Today we have a rainy day so I decided to do some more of this project. The most time consuming part of this quilt is cutting all of the fabric into 1 1/2 inch squares. I usually have a session of cutting and then a sewing session at a later date, it makes me think that I am accomplishing a few more blocks a lot faster.
I am planning to hand quilt it, (now I know that I am crazy), do you have any suggestions, one of my quild members suggested outlining the cottage, trees flowers etc. what do you think?

Thanks for looking Patricia

1 comment:

  1. The piece you have already done is stunning, we here in England do something similar with 2 inch squ,. cut, 1 1/2 inch finished , called watercolour .I,m sure you are aware of the style .--cottonreel
    P,S Quilting will take some thought