Thursday, June 6, 2013

Lighthouse Progress

The lighthouse is progressing. I put the details on the very top, but need to add some windows. The quilting will add more detail. Each day, the bottom part gets another layer of rocks, grass, etc. Again, the quilting will add more definition. This one is great fun. It is 48" wide and about 72" high. (Just noticed the puckering in the sky... about a five-minute fix, sigh.)



Also, I've got 11-12 patterns now for a "Hobbit" quilt. It is foundation paper-pieced in 7" squares, but I've decided to do those with tiny pieces in 11" blocks. That size will work with the smaller ones if I use 1" sashing. This will be fun and I've a boy in the family that says he will "sleep under it for the rest of his life." The patterns are available through Regina Grewe.
 

3 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

Simply stunning Elsie!! That is a work of art for sure!

Peg said...

Wow, that's a beauty! Inspiring me to get on with an applique quilt I've had in mind for years!

LC said...

Thanks Lisa and Peg. There is an ocean 'skinny' quilt in the first volume of "Skinny Quilts and Table Runners" that has an unusual technique. I'm using that method, but not sewing directly on the batting. I also plan to use two batting layers since I want this one perfectly flat. It is so much fun to make - I've found my niche...