One day this Barn Door quilt is going to get a proper photograph because it didn’t last time and today was not the day either. I’ve decided that it’s virtually impossible to have a day without too much wind for quilt photography at my parent’s house. I was sewing at their house today and didn’t make quite as much progress as I wanted to, but I did make some progress. I’ve got 9 more rows to put onto the quilt, and 4 rows are constructed and ready to go. I thought I had 5 ready until I realized I messed up the math…again. Sarah’s directions are right on target, so no worries if you’re thinking about making this quilt. I just keep messing up because I’m doing some alternate piecing to keep that geometric fabric in one piece. Fortunately, the mistake I made is pretty easily fixed. And, I have all the fabric that I need now. Thankfully the dye lots were pretty much dead on when I had to go pick up more of that textured blue to finish off the quilt. And, I do have all the border fabric and binding fabric cut, so in that regard I’m ahead of schedule. Let’s focus on that part, shall we?
Even though I’m not quite where I need to be for the quilt along, I’m linking up at Sarah’s barn door quilt along link check-in for this week. I’m also linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes because finishing this quilt is my February goal. I’m not looking forward to basting the quilt (does anyone ever look forward to that?), but I am looking forward to quilting it. While I was working on it today, I figured out how I want to quilt it. And, maybe, just maybe this quilt will finally get a good photo op when it’s finished.
P.S. I told my parents that they could actually show their faces in the picture today, but they opted for the quilt with legs look 🙂