Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WIP Wednesday: the one with catchup

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Eternity Quilt

You probably thought this was never going to be done (I thought it was never going to get done), it's been dragging on so long!

But I got the top put together on Saturday afternoon. And there was much rejoicing.

Then it was set it out for basting and quilting.

Eternity quilt: ready for basting

The 'Eternity' signature of Arthur Stace, ready to go on freezer paper:

Eternity quilt: quilting design

The freezer paper ironed on, and the main parts pin-basted.

Eternity quilt: freezer paper

Unfortunately, after trying to quilt on my teeny-tiny Brother E120 (I'd be surprised if the throat is even 7"), I realised that I'd bitten off more than I can chew in trying to quilt it at home. This sucker is a big 'un and I need a longarm quilting machine to get it done. So I asked for another extension and got it. I now have to get in contact with a quilt store that offers a longarm quilting machine for hire (with a class beforehand) so I can get this done. I'm waiting for them to call me back...

Might have to give them another call.

Birthday Blocks

I am very very far behind on these. But with time on my hands (thanks to the completion of the Eternity top), I did two blocks last night.

An improv block, 9.5" x 12.5":


And a 'beach house' block:


I have a feeling the beach house is a little too 'regular house' and not quite enough 'beach'. Oops.

Two down...lots to go!


Swap Day at Material Obsession is coming up on the 8th December, which means I should really get a move on with the quilt I plan to finish for it. Other than the Eternity quilt, I'd like to have something else, a little simpler and more conventionally modern.

We'll see how that goes. :)

What have you been doing this week? Go forth and linky, comment, and partay!


  1. Very cute beach house! The Eternity is amazing! Well done!

  2. OMG...You did it! Congratulation... You are seriously have that disease! LOL. That is so gorgeous! Great Job! congratulation.. Have it custom quilted. I am sure it will look super stunning!

  3. Your eternity top is very impressive. Love that little beach house block too!

  4. Girl, you crazy! Seriously, that is one stunning amazing gorgeous quilt top - and you were super speedy with it too. Can't wait to see it all quilted up.

  5. Your Eternity quilt is stunning! Wow!

  6. Wow, your Eternity quilt is amazing!

  7. Oh! So that's why it's called Eternity!! What's it for? Or is that still a secret? Had enough questions?! Lol, sorry, you know my love affair with this quilt ;)

  8. Your Eternity quilt is incredible! Totally admire the colors - and your patience! :)

    The tiny flag on your beach house is adorable. I had some fun with beach house blocks a while ago, too:

  9. Wow, I love your eternity quilt! Fabulous!!! Have to search your blog if it is a pattern, from a book or self made...


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