To Do Tuesday – and Alexander is on the Design Wall!!!

Greetings from South Texas where we are having my kind of weather – cold and rainy!  What more could I want you ask – TO BE FINISHED WITH ALEXANDER BEAN POT!  I am rather tired of it since I started finishing this UFO in late August and that went out the window.   I am HOPING to finish it into a flimsy by Thursday (if I beat that day I will be very happy!)  I am not sure, but think it will be a 65″ x 65″ quilt!  We shall see!

I have decided that this quilt is a lap quilt and will not have to be perfect so lets see if I can just put the quilt together even if something does not match perfectly!  Now you may ask “What is that on the right side in the picture?”  the last row of 9 patches and strip piecing sashings will go on the left side of the quilt!  I am not sure about the border fabric I will use – it is a wait and see game!

I never thought that it would take this long to finish it, but I guess one needs the eyes to work well to sew!  LOL  I have never counted pieces in a quilt but here goes a count as close as I want to get!

There are 64 Blocks @ 5″ unfinished.  Each block has 5 ea – 2″ squares;  16 ea – 1 1/4″ squares; and 4 ea – 2″ strip set consisting of 1 1/4″ x 2″ of light and dark fabrics!     For a total of    320 – 2″ squares;    1,024 1 1/4″ squares;     AND    256 of the 2″ strip sets!

For the Sashings there are 81 ea – 2 3/4″ (unfinished) 9 Patches and 145 ea – 5″ strip sets of 2 darks and 1 light strips @ 1 1/4″ x 5.   I am tired, are  your?  LOL

Have a great day and enjoy stitching.

Hugs to all and if there is a quilter in my little space south of San Antonio Texas who wants to join me in quilting one day let me know – I need a quilting buddy!  Anyone outside of Texas is also welcome to come over although it may be a little longer commute!  LOL  I miss my sister/cousin Kay she was my best buddy!

Nanette

Linking To:  My Quilt InfatuationConfessions of a Fabric AddictFinished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap BagBOM’s Away;  Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts;  Oh ScrapScrap Happy SaturdaySlow Sunday Stitching  Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock PartyDesign Wall Monday

20 thoughts on “To Do Tuesday – and Alexander is on the Design Wall!!!

  1. Hi Nanette! I know this has been a long haul for you, made longer by your eye surgery and playing nurse/caretaker. BUT – just step back a moment and enjoy the piece. It is SO lovely. Those couple of blue blocks seem to really pop – I don’t know why but I am drawn to them when I look at all those lovelies. It would be fun to live nearby just to kibitz, etc. Thanks for linking up today. I’m proud of you and far you’ve come on your ABP quilt top. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. Thank you Roseanne! I am headed to the machine to start sewing! I love days like today for quilting! Things are looking up! You know, I just started putting the blocks up and never re-arranged them – I like to start with a set, then reverse them, and so on, but at the bottom I had a lot of reds which is fine – think it blends well! Thx for cudo’s!

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  3. I love that your moving on this and close to a finish. I really like the feel of this and colors. Good luck on finding a quilting buddy – hope you find the perfect person and make a new friend! Hugs

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    • Thank you Sharon – I love those gifts you made! Getting a buddy around here in the country is highly unlikely, but would be a great gift for Xmas! You know a real person to visit with!

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  4. Love this quilt! I would have no trouble snuggling with it!

    “lets see if I can just put the quilt together even if something does not match perfectly! ” I also love to hear this, Nanette! Learning to let yourself go and have fun! YES!

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    • Thx Laura – think I will use it to hide from problems! Maybe no one can find me then! Well, we will see if I can do that! I am ready to move on to something else – I feel like I have been working on it for years! Hugs

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  5. I wish we lived closer but Utah is just too far away. Quilting buddies are hard to find. The quilt looks so pretty on your design wall.

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  6. Would be fun to get together to quilt together….but the commute from where I am east of Dallas is just a wee bit too long. =)

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  7. Such a fun quilt! All the bits and pieces and add up, but looks like you are almost there (considering how far behind I am on blog posts, maybe you’ve already finished it).

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