Monday, February 2, 2009

Country Chain and Knot Quilt

Well, it took me longer than I thought it would, but I finally have my Country Chain and Knot Quilt blocks down to 3 pieces each, for a total of 60 pieces for 20 blocks. That's down a lot from the 800 piece total just a few short weeks ago! Now I just have to sew the middle row to the top and bottom rows. That might take some time to pin as there are 4 matching seams that I would really like to have line up nicely. lol

I'm pleased with the brown suede-look fabric I chose for the sashing. I think it makes a nice contrast with the blocks, but will also help marry the disparate fabrics together. At least, I hope so! The cornerstones are going to be in the red fabric, and will be the same size as the large red pieces in the block. I think using red to continue the chain will help tie the blocks together structurally and keep them from visually floating on the suede.

I'm beginning to think I might actually finish this quilt during February. I'm looking forward to many hours of stippling zen on this one.


Barb said...

Looks like alot of work. I don't know if I told you but we had 10 acres of land in Texas, I had planted seeds and seeds of bluebonnets...we were only able to see some of my efforts. I wish I could see it has been two years...I know it takes time for them to take root....I just love them...

Nanci said...

I like your logo too as Barb commented. It's very cheerful as I stopped by with a coffee to visit this morning.
800 pieces. a lot of cutting and a lot of work. It looks like a great winter quilt.
I am sick of winter!

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Susan... What a great job in matching the seams and I love the fabric you used as well with the brown.... 800 peices sounds alot but how big are the blocks??? Keep up the great job.... Jean :)

Nanci said...

Well I had to ask my daughter what those flowers were and they are bachelor buttons which grow wild here in Ontario, although we can get cultivated ones too.
My daughter the gardner knew them right away.