Monday, June 16, 2008


This beast is done! Beast, as in LARGE, unwieldy thing. This is the Thangles project I've been working on as a shop sample. It finished out at about 90 x 110", by far the largest thing I have ever put together.

Of course, I didn't sew the blocks, all I had to do was assemble the top and then sew on the borders. As you can see below the Thangles make for nice accurate HST's.

I had to drape it over a chair to show you because I don't have any flat space in my house that is big enough to lay the whole thing out. It is huge. And heavy. Trying to get that last border sewn on this morning was like wrestling with an octopus.

After I conquered the beast, I started working on my poor neglected nine-patch baby quilt. I had all sorts of plans for a fancy border, but I decided to just go ahead and get it done.

I made another row of nine patches, added two borders, and called it a day.

Got anything you want finished up?


Guðrún said...

Plenty of projects to finish :) This is a good days work.

Jacquie said...

Wow...that's a big one. I hope to make a bed sized quilt this year. Scary doing something that large. I think this is turning out really great!

McIrish Annie said...

is that an offer to mail my ufos to you and you finish them and return them??? Yesss! I have plenty of them! LOL!

The Beast is beautiful and the thangles are definitely the way to go. I think the baby 9 patch came out great!

Anne Ida said...

The HST quilt looks great! Well done putting this beauty together!

Your baby quilt looks wonderful - look forward to seeing it all quilted!

If I've got something I want finished up? PLENTY! *lol*

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I am having a catch up, your thangles, look lke my triangulations-a wonderful invention!
Quilts both look lovely, enjoy your weather, it is unseasonably warm here as well, Tracey

Belém said...
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Belém said...

Now you lots and lots of tops to quilt :)
Love the stars in a star blocks. Just lovely.