Joseph’s Coat

by Karen on October 8, 2012

in Joseph's Coat, quilts

Progress!!  Yes this quilt is coming along and moving along nicely.  In a way it seems like I have been quilting on this one forever – don’t know why – it didn’t go on the quilting frame until June 2 after all – that is only 4 months and about 1 month of that I wasn’t home between two different short trips. 3 months of quilting at almost 90 hours is doing great in my book when I remind myself that I used to at times take almost a year to do a queen size quilt and this year I will have completed two queen size hand quilted Smile

This is the area I just finished up quilting on yesterday.

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This is what is left to do.  The end is very much in sight but this might still be some where between 30 and 40 hours of quilting to do.  I had thought maybe I could be done by the end of October – now I wonder if it won’t be into November?  I still would like to get done with one of the smaller quilts before the end of the year while I work on the applique border for the Bow Tie Medallion.

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One might ask why push myself to get another small quilt done – simple – I have these left to quilt.

List to be Hand Quilting or possibly a couple small ones by machine

Bow Tie Medallion – 100 x 100 inches
Red and Green Traditional Applique –  100 x 100 inches
Dear Jane #2 – Insanity Revisited –  88 x 88? inches
Dizzy (Red/Black/White) square in a square – 65 x 75 inches
Pinwheels – 57 x 64 inches
New quilt with out a name at present – the triangles shown the other day – 55 x 68?

The smaller quilts I might use to try to learn how to machine quilt at least a little bit – I’m really not sure at this point – one of them will go on the quilting frame when Joseph’s Coat comes off of it if the applique on Bow Tie Medallion is not finished.

Works in progress:

X Marks the Spot – hand quilting in the hoop
Lucy BostonPatchwork of the Crosses – who knows what size it will end up being
Common Bride – at least 88 x 88 but I might put one more border on it to have it fit my bed – which means it would be 100 x 100
Applique on the Bow Tie Medallion
The skinny borders on the triangle quilt which I plan on doing tomorrow and then that will be finished also.

I had to really stop and think for a moment on the WIP’s – it seems like there is more – but there isn’t – weird.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Donna October 8, 2012 at 7:35 am

I only wish I could quilt as fast as you!!!! My last queen size took me over two years but it was a whole cloth quilt. You are the fastest quilter I know. My brother -in-law’s grandmother could quilt a queen size quilt in six weeks but she had been quilting since the age of six. She did beautiful quilting just like you!!! I love seeing the progress on your quilts! It keeps me motivated. I don’t post on your site all the time but I check your blog every day and miss seeing your posts when you are gone! You don’t know what an inspiration you are!!! Thank you!!!!

audrey October 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm

It probably felt like more WIP’s because they seem to be able to breed like rabbits! Your Joseph’s Coat is looking great.

Pip October 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I don’t feel so bad now after seeing your lists, I’m slowly working away at reducing my lists, trouble is I keep adding to them with quilts I want to make. I don’t count them as a WIP until I have actually started them, it’s just forward planning when I have all the fabric and the pattern ready to start.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that you started quilting Joseph’s Coat, how time flies.
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