Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sick day and Double Nine Patches

Spent most of Saturday under a quilt in my chair with terrible head cold. I seem better this morning so I am in the studio. No, that's not a cigarette in the smilies mouth (I quit 3 1/2 years ago). It is suppose to be a thermometer. I seemed to run fever for the day. Was not flu, but, sure wasn't fun. Still need boxes of tissue close by.

All of the components of the Double Nine Patch are together. Today I will spend my time putting all of the components together. Sometime this evening I will have this top together. I did not think that I would EVER finish the 3 inch nine patches. This just goes to show that little snippets of time can work well on a large project like this.

My Circle Templates arrived yesterday so I will be ready to quilt this top in 'Baptist Fan'. I plan to practice using these on some muslin before I begin with the actual top. I'll let you know how things go.
QUESTION:  Should I start at the top of the quilt and work down? Should I fully stabilize the quilt and work from the bottom up? What would you do?

OK, back to the machine.


KK said...

Joyce - if there isn't a definite top or bottom to your quilt then you can start at the top and work your way down with your templates. Have fun - it's a beautiful quilt. Hope you continue to feel better.

Joyce said...

Thanks KK. My feeling better is on the downhill slide. I think that I need major antihistamines. The quilt does not have a definite top or bottom, just wanted the easiest way to start. I am so looking forward to quilting this one.

Shakerwood said...

I'd start on the back and work your way to the front. Hey, you know I do everything bass ackwards anyway! LOL

Frog Quilter said...

Hope you get better soon. I would start at the top but that's me.

Joyce said...

Start vacation tomorrow, so, now I have a whole week to be sick. YEA!!!!!!
I think that I'll start it at the top and work down. Thanks everyone for your help.