I spent the tail-end of last week and the beginning of this week visiting my family in Nashville. It was a fabulous trip that included a trip to the quilt show and Textile Fabrics, a mini-day spa spoiling, spending time with my nephew and dad, my mom's birthday celebration, a couple of quilt store visits, sewing with my sisters and mom, and dinner at the Red Pony. My visits there are never quite long enough!
So, what did I work on, you ask?
A very large bedspread quilt! So large, that it is not even close to being done yet! So large, that it was decided that I should leave it at my parent's house since I, in no way, have enough room at home to work on it.
The main body of the bedspread is a patchwork fabric purchased from Textile Fabrics. I believe it may be imported from India, and looks like it has been created in the sari style. This fabric was extremely expensive (at least to my standards) at $70/yard, but I got lucky in that my mom and sister were able to grab it at 50% off!
All I have to show for our hard work (mom tirelessly helped me plan and work on it too) are some progress pictures:
Here I am sewing the border strip of batik around the entire edge
Here is the planning of the attached quilted side panels, with the border strip all attached
Here is a close up of just a portion of the main body with the border strip
Here is the progress of the two side panels and the planning of the bottom panel
The side and bottom panels are pieced together in a random patchwork of pieces designed by your's truly. Each piece of the patchwork will be embellished, so to speak, to imitate the center panel fabric. We are about half way done with the embellishing.
I'll be back in TN come Thanksgiving. I hope to get it all completed then, we'll see though, with all the Thanksgiving festivities that may not work out in my favor. If not, that's okay, I can always schedule another time to go out and visit!