Yes, in between snow storms and chilly, sunny days, my sewing room has been my little haven. I have finally finished sewing those Downton Abbey fabrics together in the Towne Square, all sewn together. The pieced borders came together quickly once I finished making the shoofly and square in a square blocks.
I arranged them around the quilt and posed the "ladies" on my ladder since my clothesline is still broken and the deck is filled with snow.
Seeing the quilt "almost finished" put me in high gear, and within a day or two, I had added the remaining two borders. Although the quilt was supposed to finish at 76" square, I added some extra inches so it now finishes at 90" square.
I arranged it on the snow bank on the back deck but wasn't able to spread it all out, so took a few different pictures of it folded in various ways so you could see some of the fabrics and blocks.
Finally, I took a few pics inside on the bed to give you an idea of the size...
and a few more closeups just because...
This has really been a huge project for me and I am so excited to have finished it up. Sometime this week, we will travel to the LAQ to leave it in her capable hands as this quilt is much too large for me to even think about quilting by myself.
Now my sewing room is covered in blocks for another large quilt-in-the-making, Grandmother's Choice. I have started sewing the rows together...only 45 more blocks to go with all those triple sashed units and nine patches too...what was I thinking?
After this quilt is finished, it is time for some smaller projects. My sewing room and my house are just too small for these huge quilts!
It's a great day for quilting!