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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hickory Hills

I have found my mojo in the quilting world again...

So after doing my Coxcomb (see blog)- I decided that it is time to get my Hickory Hills done... I started this last year, I think it was October but not sure.  When I got the first month I did not do what I was suppose to use it for... I started to do the Jo Morton courthouse steps that was in a Quilting Magazine that I got...Then I started looking at the book and the pattern and decided OH I MUST DO THIS!!  By the time that I wanted to do this I had all the fabric with the exception of Month 1.  So I started cutting and piecing the shoofly's - the pattern says to press seems open so I did, wow does that take time...

I got a lot of the them done, (I think there is 171 shoofly's total for this quilt) but I was short imagine that... Of to my LQS to get month one...Well I got them all built - Positives and Negatives is the pattern for this - I have not clue how to do this but I managed to work my way through this.  Before I stop the last time I had them all is the strips that they were suppose to be in - or so I thought...

Yesterday I started doing the corner - 9 patch of shoofly's and the sides - 7 row of 3 - done for the day.  Today I started working on the center piece - Well I got it all pressed - THANK YOU FOR THE BEST PRESS I don't think that I will be able to live with out this.  Just after supper I thought ok 2 more rows and I am done the center YES - well NO I was not...

I look at the blocks and how they were, well for some reason it was not looking right... Well it took me ripping out 2 rows and 3 blocks to fix the error...  I guess that is what you get for trusting yourself for what you did 6 months ago or longer...

Any ways it is done, and now I have to figure out how to trim this... it is suppose to be 26 3/4 x 26 3/4 - center and 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 for the 9 patch (which it is not so I have to figure that out) and the sides are to be 11 3/4 x 26 3/4 well that will have to be adjusted as well...  I am not sure where I am going to go to get help with this as my pressing and 1/4 are not always the best that they can be, and my mat is not long enough it is only 24 so I have to go somewhere that has a big mat.  Hum, my LQS I think that they should be able to help me.

Here is what it looks like so far, I will post the finished top once I get that done - hope fully soon, really wanted it for show and tell at Club in 2 weeks.  Goal to have top done in 2 weeks.

Shoofly's done

3 comments:

Melody

Wow, this is amazing. Clever, patient you.

Tarnyia

WOW that is just stunning xxx

Sue B

This is beautiful, so much work and all those triangles.

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