Monday, April 19, 2010

Progress on the Millennium Quilts

I made a huge amount of progress on the quilt. I had to take apart some of my rows and use those fabrics to add on to each row to make them all 50 pieces wide. I managed to get those all sew together which in the picture is the section at the top that is 13 rows long. Then I altered the 8 row section to make those rows 50 wide. That's the middle section shown. I did not get them added on to the top section yet. I still need to modify the lower section of 12 rows. My design wall is 8'x8' and as you can see what I have so far pretty much covers the wall! Sorry for the bike in the picture. I still need to add 7 rows which is 350 pieces. Thank you to everyone so far that has volunteered to contribute scraps to help me out. I plan on having a drawing for anyone who sends me some scraps. If you are interested in helping me out just leave a comment or e-mail me.



Here is a close up so you could see the different fabrics. How about that 30's fabric with the aqua dots and the kitty cat! There are all kinds fabrics: food, fish, Xmas and Holloween images, Bugs Bunny, batiks, hand dyes, African, and calicos just to name a few. I have never had the quilt hung up on a design wall before yesterday and it was so fun to see all the different fabrics! As I looked at them a flood of memories invaded my brain. So many quilts have been made from all those fabrics!

11 comments:

shirley said...

i can send you some squares for your millenium quilt if you give me your address.
shirley
brunerwoman@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

Hi Patty! I would love to send you some squares! Email your address....www.whatupduck.com headredkc@gmail.com

Selvage Quilter said...

Patty, You got a lot done this weekend, it looks wonderful! I love scrap quilts, and this one is the queen of them all, 2,000 different fabrics, wow!
Karen

NURIA said...

Hello
My name is Nuria, I'm from Spain, I live in Madrid .. I also am making this quilt, but not so large.
I have some I have left trapezius and I would send it
my blog is: http://unanovataconlaaguja.blogspot.com/

Best regards

Quiltdivajulie said...

What size do you need? Happy to participate!

Caro said...

I'd be happy to send you 10 or 20 pieces of fabric. E-mail me at casands1@comcast.net and tell me what size you need. Good luck to you.

Amy said...

Patty, I have a UFO that is a millenium quilt also! I'd love to send you some scraps. Amy

Leeanne said...

Wow!! That is amazing...looking forward to the finished quilt.

Jamie in Louisiana said...

Hi Patty

What a great quilt -- I would be honored if you could add some of my scraps to this awesome project. I just dropped you an email and look forward to hearing from you.

patty a. said...

A big Thank You to everyone that has contacted me to help me out with this project! I will keep posting my progress.

Janet said...

Patty I forgot to add you to the blogs I'm following so you could get my e-mail and send me your address so I can send you some blocks. Phew! I've added you now so send me your address.
Janet