Monday, January 20, 2014

Goin' For Gold

Remember a few weeks back when I shared the visual branding for the Sochi Winter Olympics? Well, I couldn't get those diamonds out of my mind. When I finished piecing the Stars All Around table runners I didn't feel like quilting them but I still felt like sewing at the machine, so I went back to my infamous chair where WIPs tend to sit in wait for me and finally picked up this one.

To say that this one has been on the books for a while would be an understatement. I think carbon dating will be required to get an accurate date, but I put it at about 10 years because I don't think I've worked on it since we moved to this house.

It's a Kaffe Fassett pattern and I'm using the same colour across each row but not necessarily always the same fabric.

I must have been organized at one point because the shoe box had several neatly packaged and numbered bags which contained the pieces for each diagonal row; rows 18 to 26 have yet to be finished. There are 2 different stripes that I'm using for the inset triangles - the pink & white was an old night shirt of mine. Seems sort of appropriate that it now gets worked into a quilt.

I sat down and put row 18 together but realized that something was amiss - one of the pinks was out of order. After a little quality time with the ripper the issue was sorted out.

I'm going to work from row 26 inward now and then sow these rows to the piece that's already together. My goal is to have this top together by the time the Olympics begin on February 6 - my version of goin' for gold! Wish me luck.....M


Doniene said...

A fellow olymics fan!!! Yeah! Such absolutely lovely fabrics!! Isn't it wonderfully amazing that even "carbon dated" quilts are still in style!!

Blessings and hugs!

Kyle said...

Carbon dating quilt projects?....I love the term!

Karen H said...

What a treasure you've found! I love the stripes and think they will make the diamonds float! I'll be watching your progress as you go for the gold!

Brandie said...

Lots of luck! You can do it!

Unknown said...

Lots of luck, no doubt you will cross the finish line in time.