Monday, November 7, 2011

Excitement with Elm Creek

Now that the Halloween costumes are past me, I have the opportunity to work on my Runaway quilt.  With Elm Creek's next book now out, it has inspired me to finish the quilt-top from one of my favorite Elm Creek books, The Lost Quilter

Excerpt from The Lost Quilter: One night she finished her Birds in the Air quilt--large triangles and small, each pointing north to freedom.  In whispers after the other slaves had fallen asleep, Joanna traced the quilted images with her fingertip and told Hannah their secret meanings...

And I have been thinking of making Sarah's first quilt that she had made, with Sylvia's instruction, from The Quilter's Apprentice.  But I promised myself that I CANNOT start anymore new quilts, so it will be placed in my "to be made later" stack, which is getting bigger and bigger!

The Runaway quilt is piecing together fairly quickly.  I've overcome the hurdle of making the points of the triangles near perfect.  Soon, I'll have to chose a border fabric that will fit with civil war era prints. 

But once this quilt-top is finished, what to work on next?  Hmmm...

Jane  <3

1 comment:

  1. I love this quilt and seeing yours inspires me, but I have way too many irons in the fire at the moment to start a new one! My copy of the new book arrived and I'm "savoring" the fact that it's here before I read it ....... besides which, I don't really have time for reading right now as I have some important sewing and quilting to get finished so I can stay on schedule. I just love those blocks in your quilt!