Wednesday, February 1, 2017

WHAT? A NEW PROJECT?

Oh, yes!  Lori of Humble Quilts had a QAL (quilt a long) with this quilt last year - or was it the year before? - and I bought the book, but had other projects to work on so I didn't participate then.  So, last month, I started looking at this pattern again, and besides the eagle in the middle, it looked pretty easy - and I'm all about easy.


This is the whole quilt.


So, I thought I would get started with some of the easiest blocks.


Before I knew it, I had 12 blocks finished!!  All from my stash.  Of course, I'm machine appliquéing them, so that makes it a lot faster too.  So, what will I do when I get all the blocks finished except the middle one?  There's that eagle.  And he's a rather strange looking one at that!


My next post is my 700th!!!  I think I'll have a give-a-way to celebrate!  So be sure to check back in a few days.

9 comments:

Janet O. said...

It is a great quilt. You are buzzing through those blocks!
Am I remembering correctly that on that SAL Lori had with this quilt that some women (or was it just one) used a different eagle design? That is always a possibility. : )
700 posts? Wow. That is worth celebrating!

Marsha said...

I watched as Lori did this quilt and I love it, except maybe for the eagle, it is rather funny looking. I'll keep watching to see what your finished quilt looks like!

700 posts, that's amazing. Keep posting, I love hearing what you are doing.

Quilting Babcia said...

Look at you go! Twelve blocks already - so much fun to find a project you can get into so quickly, and rewarding to see the finished blocks add up. Enjoy!

Karen said...

I made the quilt top (and it is still just a top) along with Lori. The eagle block is the hardest one to do. The rest will fly by.

Lori said...

Nice job! I love my quilt, but I will say I ordered the "button stars" from Jan Patek and they make it too uncomfortable to be on top of the quilt (sharp edges)! Regular buttons would be better.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

It's such a fun quilt to make. I think most of us kept the original eagle... for better or for worse! 700 posts - that's amazing! Congratulations!

---"Love" said...

I don't know how you do all you do! Your blocks are looking good, and no doubt the completed project will too. As for your 700th post, I think I've read most of them; and that's been going on a long time! I try not to miss a one! ---"Love"

a good yarn said...

That's definitely a quilt for you Ruth. A real folk art piece and isn't it terrific how quickly the blocks came together.

Barb said...

Wow - looks really great. Your fabric choices are wonderful.