Thursday, 6 November 2014

cuzco update

It's been a long time since I updated you on the progress of my Cuzco stained glass quilt.  The last post was back in June when I said I'd finished all the blocks.  I had, but I decided to double the size of the quilt and so made all the blocks again.  I finished them during a guild meeting in the summer and they've sat waiting for me ever since.



It was high time I did something with them, I was sick of moving them from cutting table to ironing board to sofa and back again!  I had the house to myself last Saturday so I set myself up on the dining room table and spread the blocks out on the living room floor (it's open plan, I can't see through walls).


Time for sashing!


All sashed and rows sewn together.  Now I have to square it up (it's nowhere near square or even at all!), then add the wide borders.  I'm really nervous about this step as I really don't know how to go about squaring it up.  It's a twin sized quilt (I think!), though to me that means a single bed quilt.  I'm determined not to let this sit for another 4 months, so watch this space.

10 comments:

pennydog said...

I wish I could help with squaring up but I am terrible at it, so much so I just trim it with scissors by eye now and to hell with it lol Looking great though!!

Rachel said...

It looks as though you've made a lot of progress!

Sandra :) said...

That's a gorgeous flimsy (hard to get photos of them when you have to use the floor - I have the same problem - it would help if we were 7' tall and could photograph the entire thing from up high, lol) - what are you using for the borders?

Sarah in Stitches said...

It looks great! I love the colors and the design :D

Cheryl said...

I love all of the colors paired with the solid sashing. Are you going to use the same color on the borders as you used in the sashing?

margaret said...

this looks pretty amazing to me I am sure you will square it up and it will soon be on a bed

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Looking good, Wendy!!! No advice from me on squaring a quilt. I just eyeball it, so not accurate at all.

Fiona said...

I love this one Wendy... the colours are so lovely together...
Hugz

Jane Galley said...

I'd forgotten about these. They've come together well, can't beat an open floor like that

quirkyhannah said...

That looks lovely! Sorry can't help with squaring it up as it turns out I'm even rubbish with small things despite trying using a ruler... can't wait to see it finished :)