Monday, November 23, 2020

Progress on my son's quilt

Some of you may have seen this quilt a few times - mostly when I was setting objectives, and not so much in progress 😞. To fill you in, I am remaking a quilt that my mother made for my son. The quilt was loved to death, so I said that I would remake it - but unlike my mother's original quilt, it will not be hand-quilted!

Progress Made

It may not look like a lot, but the lower part, underneath the black, took me most of the day. There were quite a few re-dos since I'm using the old quilt as a pattern. I have no idea how my mother pieced it since there are very few seams. Wherever I can, I'm making triangles and strips, but it's really not easy to figure out. 

Progress made on Part 1

My mother made it based on a photo in a quilting calendar. Unfortunately I have no idea who made the quilt - so if you have ever seen it somewhere, please let me know!

Here's my plan. I made Steps 1 and 2 earlier this year (see Related links below). This weekend, I worked on Step 3 and I'm hoping to have Step 4 finished by the end of the week (or month since it's almost here).

The plan for Part 1

If I can get that far, I figure that I can make finishing the quilt top my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for December. It's so difficult not to get side tracked with other projects that require much less brain power!

Here is a close-up of the next step. I'm hoping to get up to the red strip done, or maybe even the beige one since it's right underneath it. After that, I will probably work on the bottom left corner and hope that it all matches up somehow.😊

The next and final step in Part 1

What I learned

  • I thought that this would be difficult and I wish that I could tell you that it was easier than anticipated, but I can't.
  • Since I finally find the link to my previous post, I need to read it to see if there is anything that will help me NOT make the same mistakes.😊
  • I need to stop working on this project BEFORE I get too tired. I ended up cutting off a bit of blue fabric that I thought was too wide - but it turns out that it wasn't and now I'll have to add another inch or so to it.
  • I have placed the part that is done on my design wall so that I can't forget about it!
  • It may not be enough to count the quilt top as a finish in my PHD but I will be thrilled. The quilting of it should be much easier and I can use it as a project for my Free Motion Mavericks posts (I love two-fur!)

Related links

Linking parties

I will be linking up to many fun parties. Let's check out what's going on out there! Patchwork & Quilts, Monday Making, Midweek Makers, Design Wall Monday, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?

See you on Thursday for Free Motion Mavericks!

As I mentioned, I am linking this post up to One Monthly Goal for December. I want to finish both Part 1 as well as the rest of the quilt top. That's a very ambitious goal but I know that my son would be thrilled!


  1. Très beau quilt, et un vrai challenge à reproduire ! Il va être superbe, bon courage !

    1. Merci beaucoup Frédérique. J'ai vraiment hâte que le top soit fini :-)

  2. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

    1. Thanks Patty. I'm really going to try to get this one done! Take care and have a great holiday season.


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