Friday, February 8, 2013

Happy Dance Friday!

Doing my happy dance this morning!  The past two days I've been working hard to get the main field done on Celtic Square Wedding Quilt.  Except for a few times when I wasn't paying attention to which direction my pieces were going the top went together beautifully!  

Next step is to put on the first border to stabilize the edges.  I HAD to get fancy and put the quilt on point, so all the edges are bias.  I wanted it to resemble Double Wedding Ring a little.  This was the first time I have used a spray starch to stabilize fabric.  All the gals at Hancock Fabrics recommended Best Press, and it seems to have helped considerably. I was also very careful when handling the quilt top to minimize stretching.  I'll breathe a little easier then that first border is on. 

I'm coming up on my 100th blog post this week too.  Wow!  I never knew I had that much to share.  It's been so much fun! Something special is in order, but I haven't got a clue what that will be yet.  Maybe a free pattern?   I've been too busy to think about it!  This quilt top was first on my priority list, and second is putting together a museum display of vintage sewing items and some of my quilts for the Ashland Historical Society Museum in Ashland, WI.  That goes up next weekend so I'd better get to work!

What's got you dancing today?  Linking up with Sarah.


  1. Wow! This is gorgeous, I will be checking for the final finish!

  2. Oh, Jean, that's lovely! I've never seen that pattern before. Whoop whoop!!

  3. I really like that did a great job!

  4. How is the wedding quilt coming? I haven't seen any recent posts about it. I think you or your son designed the block. Would love to see a tutorial on making the block.