The end of the month will be my beautiful and talented daughters 30th birthday. It's shocking! Time does fly by far too fast, before you know it your baby is grown! The one thing she asked for was a quilt. That I could do. With a monumental 'Three-O' coming up...it would have to special and I hope I can deliver on that!
|April Rhodes ~ Wanderer|
This past week has been a fury of work! I'm determined to have the top finished by the end of the month. (her birthday is the 27th) Honestly, I tried to find a pattern that I thought she would like, but she wasn't having it! 'Mom, do your thing Twiggy thing' she says. Gulp! I took a deep breath, cringed, cried and went for it.
The blocks are a combination of pieced, fussy cut and paper pieced. I had to made a couple paper pieced blocks in EQ7, very simple ones! Like this one below.
I have two 'X's on the front and plan on adding a second to the back...Roman Numerals...XXX = 30! Subtle, but fitting.
Row by row I go. Trying to figure out something spectacular on the fly! It's a good thing that my husband has been working away from home the past week. I had fabric and paper everywhere!
Squares, diamonds, diagonal.
Delectable Mountains. I was going to use a variety of fabric in each block, but it seemed far too busy. Like it isn't already!
There's still a few more rows to add, mostly for spacing. It's getting there.
The quilt will be at least a twin size quilt and I plan on using wool batting. This one I am not going to quilt, not me, no way! I'll send it out with a huge sigh of relief!
I'm not totally feeling it, but I think it'll come together. It was a struggle, as are most 'design as you go' quilts.