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I'm posting a picture of my 'day's work' from yesterday.  This week is spring break for us, so I've had a vacation from school.  My goal was to get my son and future daughter-in-law's wedding quilt top completed this week.  The pattern is Delectable Mountains and I wanted to make a different center square than the pattern showed.  After spending the better part of two days looking at different options, I settled on a paper pieced block from Marcia Hohn's website. (Golden Wedding Ring)  I've only done minimal paper piecing, so I was a bit intimidated.  My plan was that if the block turned out horrible, I would just trash it and move on to Plan B.  The block isn't perfect, but it will do. Now on to sew on rounds 2, 3 and 4 and then the borders.  My future DIL has requested no flower fabric in the quilt, so that may be challenging.  I'll post another pic when I have the quilt top completed.     

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Comment by Janice Aitkens on March 27, 2011 at 5:54pm

What a lovely center piece to the quilt, you have certainly taken the bull by the horn as they say it beautiful I haven't as yet made up my mind if i will do Delectable Mountain for my DD quilts she gets married in October, but have to do another Wedding quilt first which is 1930s Pinwheel

Did you get the template with your book when you got it? well done i will look forward to seeing your progress & the quilt when finished

Hugs Janice

Comment by B J Elder/WA on March 27, 2011 at 7:18am
Very nice!  Paper piecing is fun once you get the knack of it.  Looking forward to more pictures as you progress.
Comment by Laurie on March 26, 2011 at 2:03pm
Looks good to me.  No flowers?  Yeah, that could be a challenge.... fortunately they make great batiks and blender fabrics.  Too many different geometric designs might make it look too busy or uncoordinated.  The fabrics you have chosen so far look really nice together.
Comment by Pam/NY on March 26, 2011 at 4:34am
Looks great...they'll love it!
Comment by Sue S. / OR on March 25, 2011 at 5:46pm
Patricia, yes, I'm using Eleanor Burns pattern/book.  Both my son and his fiance read The Pilgrim's Progress in their freshman year of college and this pattern took its name from that book.  I've really enjoyed making this quilt, too.  It was that center block that took some searching.  I was originally going to put an appliqued tree in the center block, but the tree would have had to be huge to look right in a twelve inch block!  And Joan, I'm happy your daughter will get her quilt.  I have too may UFO's in boxes that I need to get done! 
Comment by Terry F on March 25, 2011 at 5:40pm
Looks great Sue.  Love the fresh colors!
Comment by Patricia, VA on March 25, 2011 at 5:30pm
Can't wait to see the rest, beautiful.   Are you using the eleanor Burns pattern?  I made one years ago for a library raffle, I was going  make another one for me, I loved the quilt when it was finished. So many quilts so little time.
Comment by Joan Dehn on March 25, 2011 at 4:47pm

You have challenged me to get the quilt I started a few years ago for my daughter finished....not to mention how happy she'll be.  My quilt group is having a day retreat for UFOs.  That'll be my goal....get 'er done!

Love the blue and white.  Fresh and chrisp.

Joan

 

Comment by Shannon, ON on March 25, 2011 at 4:28pm
gorgeous.
Comment by Ada Funnell on March 25, 2011 at 3:06pm
I am sure they will really love it.  I think you colour choices are beautiful. 

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