Well now that the Red and Green Applique top is finished and set aside with other quilts to be quilted I thought it was ok to start another new top! I couldn’t help myself Yesterday I got out the Common Bride pattern and got started looking it over, reading directions, looking at fabric. I just had to jump in.
Yes I am hand piecing it – I am in no rush, I have plenty to work on after all. This quilt will be a mixture of color and fabric. My background is going to be white on whites not the light beige shown simply because I have a lot more of them in the stash. I have some beige color but more of the white. I will be using some batiks and others for a real mix up of feel.
Currently other than this new quilt I am working on Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses – hand piecing. X Marks the Spot, hand quilting on the hoop, and Joseph’s Coat, hand quilting on the frame.
All hand work right now – six quilt tops now wait in line to be quilted I will never get caught up but by doing Common Bride by hand it slows down the process of finishing a quilt top so that is a plus.
I have not done much on Joseph’s Coat lately but I promise I will get back to that top soon. I have not been doing much on POTC either – but I will start to put more of the blocks together with the little connecting blocks and see how large I want it to end up – we will see on that one – I know I will be taking breaks from it as well. X Marks the Spot will go fairly quickly as hand quilting goes – it might be a month or more before it is finished but it is going fairly well – I will try to remember to get a photo of it soon.
How is your Monday going? It looks like Arkansas will be getting rain later in the week from the hurricane that is now aiming towards New Orleans – maybe the drought will be over? I wonder if that will give the farmers time to grow one more crop of hay before winter? I don’t know how fast that can happen but they sure do need it.