Saturday, January 7, 2012

Putting it all together

This picture is not the most flattering - some of the top is put together, but some of it is awkwardly slapped on the design wall. At 8 feet, the top parts are out of reach for me, even from the step stool.

I chose an Oak Leaf and Reel for a center medallion because Brother Roger used the Oak Leaf as a campaign symbol when he ran for Forest Preserve Commissioner.

The four diagonal rows of blocks across the lower right are pieced together. I also have the 3-row section on the lower left attached to the medallion. Upper right there are a few pairs of pieces assembled.

I used 52 of the 53 blocks. They look far better to me this way than when the rows of side-by-side blocks with no relief kept growing on the wall.

There are going to be a couple of straight outer borders to help tie this together. I felt I was making great progress today, but it seems I have a lot of piecing yet to do.


ladybird said...

Very inspirational Cheryl. I am still completing some blocks, so no photos so far to show. I like the blocks on point. I haven't decided how to put my quilt together as I don't want a huge quilt.

Sherrye said...

I really like the blue and tan sashing and posts. It's a very masculine quilt and I can't wait to see how you quilt it!! I know Roger will be thrilled.

Dorry said...

I'm really loving how this quilt is turning out. The red gives good sparks. We'll all be waiting to see how the outer borders and quilting turn this into a great finished quilt.