Friday, August 12, 2011

Filler . . . .

I've finished the last two "quilts" for my Red and White Tribute Quilt.

I just knew I needed some flying geese in my project, and there were several quilts with geese that caught my eye.

Like this quilt for example, #765, displayed in Pavilion 1, Interior Top.

Same theme different version, # 892, displayed in Pavilion 10, Exterior Top.

In the end my decision was driven by the space I had to fill, and this one fit the bill perfectly.

This is quilt #1026 and was displayed in Pavilion 12, Interior Bottom. The quilting really makes this quilt, there are braids between each row of geese and in the border. I plan to ask my quilter to do the same.

So here's my version of 1026.

I also felt pretty strongly that some log cabin blocks needed to be in my quilt.

I'm going with 3 inch finished blocks. I'm thinking they will be good filler for the space I have left. (I paper pieced these blocks)

So that's it, all that's left is putting together all the pieces.

And here's how I'm doing it. I'm shooting for a quilt around 68" x 82" and using graph paper to get a general idea of how it should all go together. Scary, I know! I'm guessing this isn't how the professionals do it.

Thanks so much for your continued support and interest in this project, your comments have motivated me and convinced me that this will all come together, hopefully it doesn't all come together in my trash can . . .just kidding, I'm too stubborn to give up now!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, the temperatures here are finally bearable. After heat indexes in the triple digits, 80 degrees is feeling great!

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  1. I love the ones that you are showing today! I especially like version #892. For me I suppose it is the complexity of it all. Looking forward to seeing your version complete.

  2. I am a bit jealous of your good weather. We are still drying up like bread in an oven here in Texas... only a few more weeks to go...
    I've been following your progress on this one and wondered how you were going to put it together. The more time I spend with the girls from the Modern Quilt Guild the more I come to appreciate the more liberating way they plan out their quilts and put them together, so your graph paper has not thrown me off at all. Can't wait to see how this turns out.

  3. This quilt is going to be incredible! I so love the red and white. We are all anticipating the final result :-)

  4. T,
    I love your creativity and the challenge taken on by designing your own quilt in pieces. I started a quilt in the center because I knew what I wanted there but had no idea how to do the rest. I muddled thru and loved the outcome and all without pattern or plan, just free ideas flowing. It is very satisfying. Really looking forward to the finish! G

  5. I love the red and white!! I'm definitely going to have to do one.


  6. Watching your progress has been so much fun. With each new post, I can't wait to see what your inspirational quilt will be and then your version of it. This quilt is truly a one of a kind. Amazing!

  7. I've enjoy your red and white tribute quilts very much - thank you for sharing, Thelma. I want to make a red and white quilt but can't seem to settle on a pattern - LOL. Actually there is one you showed a few weeks ago that's been on my mind. Maybe that 'the' one - hmmm

  8. You are amazing to tackle a project like this! I feel nervous about it and it isn't even my project (and I'm in a different county!). I really can't see how this is all going to come together...yikes! You go girl!

  9. Anyway you draft it, it'll work. Those professionals just use fancy tools and such. This is going to be a stunning quilt when finished! I'm enjoying the process.

  10. You have inspired me to make a Red & White quilt :-D This is going to be a AMAZING one of a kind quilt ! What a wonderful tribute !

  11. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous~ and if you don't care for it, I'll give you my address!! :-) I just love red and white. Have a happy weekend!

  12. I just love this tribute. cannot wait to see it all finished!

  13. Thelma,
    I have enjoyed seeing all the red and white "quilts". I can't wait to see the finished project! Yours will be hanging in a museum one day ... I just know :)

  14. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. All of the little quilts that you've shown look lovely. Thanks for sharing the progress.

  15. I can not wait to see what you end up with !!!!

  16. yeah ... what everyone else said ... and then some...

    this is gonna be awesome!

  17. Just beautiful ... the colors & design I love.

    Would you be so kind to (& tell your friends) comment on my BLOG ONLY (emails don’t count), for the Miracle Makeover fund drive. Charlie, 8 yr. old, & his story are fabulous. Every comment brings us a $1 for the next person that will be sponsored.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~

  18. This quilt is coming along beautifully and I've enjoyed watching your progress! On pins and needles to see the end result ;)


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