Friday, May 17, 2013

The Spinster Quilt - The Front is Done!

Scout helps to finish the border.

The pretty pieced front....

.... with a cat for scale.

A view of the cornerstones.

My photography assistant
This is crazy!  I finally finished piecing my Spinster Quilt.  I added the last part of the border today and am happily admiring it and the work that it took to put this together.  This was not without risk; I took these pictures while standing on the island in my kitchen and I was slightly afraid that I would fall off it.  I think it would be an awkward way to die - landing on my head while taking pictures of a quilt.  But, that's probably happened to someone somewhere because it is important to get the right shot.

I succeeded in not using the same patterned fabric in more than one block.  Most of these were taken out of my stash, but I also definitely purchased some bright colors with the intention of using them here.  I did use one or two solids in more than one block, but that is the nature of solids and I'm not going to worry about it.

The cats were helpful as usual and are probably happy that I no longer will inquire as to the condition of their toes.  (Are your feet dirty? You can't be here if your feet are dirty!) And, now, to the back!  I'm planning on making 8 log cabins, one from each color group represented on the front.  I have about three yards of a deep blue and I plan to incorporate the log cabins into the blue and make a simple, but pretty back.

Taking the day off work to finish this was the greatest decision I've ever made!


  1. O.M.G. That is fantastic!!! As you were showing the individual blocks, I wasn't sure where you were going with the colors, but now I see your artistric streak. Gladl you didn't break your head.

  2. That is one good-looking quilt. I guesstimated the cat's derriere at about six inches, so am assuming a six inch block and then the sashing. Nice job.

  3. Oh, wow! It's awesome.
    That was what I said out loud when the pic first came up on my screen.
    This is my favourite of the FWQ I've seen so far

  4. It looks amazing! I hope you will bring it next month for show and tell so I can ooo and aaaa over it in person!

  5. What a beautiful quilt - I've never heard of the spinster quilt, but I like it.

  6. Your quilt is so gorgeous! I come back to your blog and your flickr page often to admire it, so if you feel like someone is looking over your virtual shoulder, it's probably me! I am almost finished with my FW quilt, about 20 blocks left now. I had planned to sit on my laurels and crow about having finished, but then my friend saw your quilt.... and I saw your quilt.... and now we are going to make another one.....and I am certain I have lost my mind! Thank you for sharing your inspiring quilt!

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