Monday, November 1, 2010
I have been quilting steadily on my Pies & Tarts quilt which I've entered into our quilt guild's biennial show the first weekend in December. Did I say hand-quilting? Yes! I have a little less than five weeks to finish the quilting, make a sleeve, and sew the binding on. The quilt is 60" x 60". The pattern is by Sue Daley of Busyfingers in Australia. I picked it up at A Touch of Amish quilt shop in Barrington, Illinois, in August, 2009, when I was visiting my sister. I was in a state of panic because I hadn't brought anything to work on and my fingers were itchy. The circles are made using English paper piecing which are then appliqued to background squares. Very labor-intensive but great fun.