Monday, July 25, 2011

Kind of Like Eating an Elephant

I really thought I'd have Criss Cross all finished by this weekend.

I've been diligent and have all 16 of the 22- inch blocks put together, and have most of the inside of the quilt assembled.

But then I noticed that the edge has 268 little 1-inch blocks set on point all around the outside border.
Hmm.... I may be at this a few more day.

The quilt implements 601 of these cuts.
Not hard to do, just time consuming.
Kind of like Eating an Elephant.
One piece at a time.

And can I just tell you?
I am loving this quilt more and more as I see it coming together!

15 comments:

Lori Holt said...

I love it too!...
A scrap quilt at it's best:)
It's going to be amazing when it's complete... Keep going...
You're almost there!
xx
Lori

Beth said...

What an amazing quilt! I love the pattern, and admire your diligence with all those squares. I don't think I would have had the patience to "eat the elephant"!!

Belinda said...

Oh ME TOO Nedra! ME TOO! I LOVE this design and after you posted this the other day I thought I had this pattern in an American Jane book I have but NO, this one is not in there, but I sure would like to try it! Lots of little fiddlee pieces and I LIKE quilts with LOTS of little pieces! I chuckled a little when you discovered there were a 'few' more pieces you were going to have to sew up!!
Try a little ketchup with that elephant, it might go down a little easier!!!

karenfae said...

wonderful - a lot of work but worth it in the end!!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Dolores said...

It really is coming along nicely. I don't think I'd be doing that border though. I think I would simplify and leave it out.
Have fun with it.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I'll tell you Nedra, it's always worthwhile to click into your posts! I HAD to find out what in the world could be like eating an elephant, as I have never eaten one before! You crack me up!

Your quilt is going to be a real work of art there with all those tiny squares! Lovely!

MGM

Material Mary said...

The scrap quilts are always the most labor intensive, but I think the most rewarding. you will love this.
Mary

em's scrapbag said...

It really is a beautiful quilt. It will be so worth your time.
Also the childern's museum looks like tons of fun.

Lois Evensen said...

Very, very, very pretty!!!!

LynCC said...

It sure is beautiful. I've been loving it! Wow! You're so close now (relatively speaking). I'm impressed.

Julia said...

Wow Nedra...and what an Elephant!
Love it!...great work on this scrappy quilt...
Julia ♥

Caro said...

I've admired your quilt and have been thinking for a while if I should tackle this. Congratulations on your perseverence. You're in the home stretch.

Janet said...

Everytime I see this gorgeous quilt, I feel tempted. The amount of piecing is doing little to dter me either, lol. Still cheering you on!

Jana said...

I am loving this! Can hardly wait to see how it turns out!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my gosh I love this. Someday this will be mine!