Saturday, September 17, 2011

Minglewood Quilt

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday, I chained myself to my Bernina and finished 84 sashing sections, 49 nine-patch blocks, 3 new blocks........and a partridge in a pear tree!  Yes, I am going a bit bonkers trying to get this quilt finished.

I'm making four blocks out of the leftover fabric to fill in the appliqued area.  This block is called Coronation and I love the way it turned out about 10 o'clock last night.  I'm using up every little scrap of fabric I can find.  I have to cobble one more together....that could be challenging as I only have tiny pieces left.

For whatever reason, (I'm not sure why), I skipped making an additional Broken Star block.

I also had to make another Mosaic Variation.  Now, I'm down to the final two blocks.

I'm renaming this to quiltus gigantus.  I have to pull out my kitchen step stool to get a picture of this mammoth quilt!  Zinnie has been tip toeing around this quilt all week and she hasn't run off with a block in her mouth yet!  She zipped across it only once when she ran to the window to check out the five deer walking through HER yard.

I ordered Baptist Fan groovy boards for my Handi Quilter.  I've never used groovy boards before, but I think an elegant all-over design is just what this quilt needs.  I'll have to practice first to see how it goes before I start in on this big boy!

Have a wonderful Saturday everyone.  It is time to chain myself to the Bernina again and get this quilt together.

As always,



  1. It just keeps getting better and better.

  2. This is truly a beautiful quilt, so inspiring. I'm new to quilting and can live vicariously through your gorgeous work.

  3. It's looking amazing! I couldn't see it together till now. WOW!

  4. Wow..Amazing the first block!
    It's going to be a stunning quilt.
    Julia ♥

  5. That is amazing. How big will it be when it's finished? I agree, an allover pattern is the way to go on this, anything too intricate will just get lost.

  6. I love the blocks and the colors look wonderful. You must feel great having put it together. Now for the quilting.

  7. Hee - it sounds like Zinnie is providing a little entertainment at least! The quilt is absolutely gorgeous, Lynn! I can't wait to hear how you like the groovy boards, too - they are tempting!