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!


29 Replies to “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


  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!


  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.


    1. 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?


  4. Both are coming along just beautifully! I’ve never heard of that back treatment. My friend suffers horribly. Can you expound? Who does this locally?


  5. 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


  6. 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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