Nesting, and York Lodge!

Happy Sunday to all.  The weather is hot and so humid, but we have been getting some rain for the last 4 days and then back to the horrible heat!  I have been working on 2 projects, Nesting and York Lodge blocks.   The border for Nesting is not complicated so I am pretty sure I can finish it by the end of the month or before!  Tomorrow is Radio Frequency treatment for my back – they cauterize the nerves from the waist down and it really helps!  So while ‘resting’ I will work on Nesting as soon as the twilight wears off!

Progress is being made on Nesting. The top border has 2 Red Birds, and each border side there is a Blue bird.  On the bottom border there is a nest with eggs!  Each corner has the 4 leaves.  There is some embroidery left to complete, but I usually do this when all the applique is complete.  This is going to be a striking quilt and will be hand quilted!  Hummm maybe this will be one that is going to be loaded on that new Grace Z44 frame that I purchased over a year ago.

The other project I am working on is York Lodge.  I have completed 10 of the 30 blocks that make up this quilt.  I am excited because each time I make one it takes less and less time!  Guess the saying ‘practice makes perfect’ still goes!  I am thinking that Wednesday or Thursday I will begin to cut some HSTs and add them to each corner in order to square each block.  The blocks will square to 10″ finished and 10 1/2″ unfinished so these are not large blocks I am making!  A lot of work, but I do believe this will be a great Show Quilt next year.  I have not seen anyone else making it.  The pattern is neatly tucked away in a Quiltmania book!

I am not sure, but that orange star with that dark background may be the first to square – just in case there is a problem.  It will not hurt my feelings if I have to make another orange as this background really sticks out like a sore thumb.  But that was my mood for the day!  LOL  I am very happy that all my points are turning out perfect, and crossing my fingers that all works out when I square the block or I will be one upset puppy!

I am off to cut out 5 more blocks and then hopefully I will complete one more for today.  the block on the bottom is the one I completed this morning.  My goal is for 2 per day and hopefully 3 a day as I get closer to completion.  Final goal would be end of July to have it completed.  The quilt will be put together with a sashing and there will not be a need for a border as this would take away from the floating star effect.  I am not sure which fabric I will use for the sashings, but thinking about the P&B white or a Batik white.

Have a great week and happy quilting!

Nanette

29 thoughts on “Nesting, and York Lodge!

  1. It is fun to make a pattern that you don’t often see. I can understand why this one is not common. It looks like so much work! So worth it though, your blocks are beautiful

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  2. Your nesting border is taking shape nicely! What a great quilt to try out your new frame. 🙂 Yoder Lodge really is going to be spectacular with all of those points! Wow! The orange block is sticking out a bit at the moment, but with more blocks yet to come, it may be just be perfect too!

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  3. Yodel Lodge is spectacular. If I were to make it, I’d definitely want to hand piece it!! I love the idea of the floating stars like that. Oh, my – the more I look at the picture of it from your earlier post, the more I think I may just have to make one, although if I do, I think it will be a mini made with small 45-degree diamonds.

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    • Hi Nancy! Thx. How are you and family doing? We seem to have a Hot then some rain, then some Hot and then some rain. Interesting summer. How is it there? Is it Monsoon time?

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  4. Hi Nanette,
    Your Yoder Lodge blocks are coming along fabulously. One third of the way finished – I look forward to seeing what colors you will use for the next 20 stars! Happy Monday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. Well, I am now having to go back and rework, or redo some of the 10 that I finished. Thru working the process I found out that there was 3 things I did not do and it will cause issues when squaring! What fun! Hope all is well. Hugs The orange one has to be redone.

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