Bill wants me to make him a quilt - but not just any quilt. He wants one that measures 33 inches by 75 inches so it will cover him when he is stretched out in his recliner - and he wants it long enough to fold under his feet. I showed him several of my quilt books and the pattern he choose is a Bargello. I've never done a Bargello - so I decided I'd better learn.
This is my first attempt - and Bill actually likes it! This piece is placemat size - but the way the design goes, several can be joined together to make a small lap quilt. I'm halfway through my second square and already the process is making more sense. Bill has already chosen the fabric for his quilt - but I need more practice before it hits the cutting table.
This is the beginning of a comfort quilt I'm making for quilt club. I don't care for the pattern (Half-square Triangle Beauty) or the fabric so I'm having trouble getting it finished. I need to make 20 squares and I'm only half way there. Each of the 9 small squares in the 9 patch have to be cut-down and squared before they are joined so I'm getting my exercise going back and forth from sewing machine to cutting table.