What I’m Working On…

Having foot surgery has been good for quilting progress.  I can’t be at the quilting machine for long periods.  I can’t be outside.  I don’t want to go to town or anywhere else but home as the walking boot is such a pain.  So what have I been doing?  QUILTING at the machine.  Life is good in that department for sure!!

I made lots of progress on this.  It’s my version of Tropical Twist from Bonnie Hunter’s book Addicted to Scraps.

Tropical-Twist

I got this far only to realize I was a block short.  UGH.

In no time at all I had another made and was back in business so that last row could be added to the center.  I also got this done…..the border pinwheels.

The inner borders are all cut and sewn together.  It’s been a bit of a challenge to get the coloring figured out for the borders as I changed up the colors of the quilt and changed from a couple colors to only three and  the colors are in more defined places.  I think the first inner border will be red-then black-then the black pinwheels will have red on them and face inward and the red pinwheels will have black on them and face outward.  It was a mess to figure out and hard to explain.

Tropical-Twist-2

If you’re patient, I’m hoping I might have it together next week so you can see how it will look.  For now, here’s where it’s at.  I’m liking it.

Tropical-Twist-3

This is a quilt for a graduation present for a guy that’s graduating from out local school this year.  Our school colors are red, white and black so it’s perfect!  Can you believe I didn’t make the quilt any bigger than the pattern calls for?  That rarely happens!!

I got some UFO progress to report too but you’ll have to wait until Wednesday to hear about that!

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10 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…

  1. Chris J

    You are always so great with color placement. I really like
    How this quilt is turning out.

  2. Dian

    Beautiful! How can a graduate not love it. Hope your foot is healing and you will soon be pain free.

  3. PattiLynn9

    Looks great! I know it took a lot of figuring to change out the colors, but it’s worth the effort! Really really nice!

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