Quilting, Farming, Variety

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Shall We Call It "Charlotte's Web"?

This is my next quilting project, a string spider web, now known as Charlotte's web. The top has been pieced for a long time and since I'm trying to get caught up on works in progress I thought it would be a good thing to work on this winter. I'm in no hurry to get it done; will just take it as it comes. However, the chickens will go out next week, and most growers are being out longer now, so I may get a lot done (if my shoulders can hold out for the few days left working in the chickens; after all, the shoulders are on an old woman and the work is beginning to drag me down somewhat, as bad as I hate to admit it).

Getting a quilt top in the frames is no quick fix; I've worked on the lining all afternoon and hope tonight I can finish putting the batting and the top onto the frames. The batting is cotton; I'm sure I haven't used cotton batting in at least 49 years when I made quilts for my first little baby girl. It feels like a soft warm blanket, so with the top and lining it should be a nice quilt.

There is still a certain doll that needs to be finished and dressed too; she just keeps getting pushed aside. Remember the one with the black eyes?

Charlotte

14 comments:

  1. Charlotte's web: I love it! I admire quilters; it's a talent I do not have!

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  2. love the name! the quilt surely will make someone happy, it is a very nice pattern for scraps.
    Karen

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  3. That is a very nice quilt, love the name...Charlottes web.

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  4. Gosh, this is so whimsical and lovely. I know it'll be beautiful when finished. I admire your piecework and quilting by hand. If I had to quilt by hand, I would never get a quilt made. You must have the patience of a saint.
    I know what you mean when you say work drags you down. Being middle-aged is such a bummer sometimes.
    Take care of yourself. Wishing you a restful weekend. :)

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  5. What a fitting name! *grin*
    It is beautiful, Charlotte... I LOVE the colors.

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  6. I think Charlotte's Web is a perfect name for it!

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  7. Do you sell? I would love a cotton batting quilt. It is lovely.

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  8. rkbsnana, I haven't sold big quilts, but now and then I do sell a baby quilt.

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  9. How beautiful and colorful. I'm impressed and inspired!

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  10. Oh it's going to be so pretty!!

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  11. Oh Charlotte's Web is an adorable name for this quilt. I've never quilted, it seems it requires a talent I do not possess. I hope your shoulders hold up.

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  12. I love that quilt top! Scrap quilts are my favorite to make, but I have never tried Charlotte's Web. So many scraps...so little time. :)

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  13. Such a pretty quilt............I would love to have a quilting frame..........but maybe later on. Blessings,Kathleen

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  14. Very stunning! I just love the fabric that you used to set it up with. I have one in the works that I started 5 or 6 yrs ago.
    Kristie

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