Sunday, April 13, 2014

A New Quilt



Jack is a lover of American Indian lore. His house reflects the art and pottery and symbolism of native Americans. While we were on the cruise, he saw the movie Windtalkers about the Navajo code talkers during WWII. When we got home I went through all the catalogs that had accumulated during our absence. A quilt in Keepsake Quilting's catalog caught my eye. The name of the quilt is "Navaho Code Talkers". I ordered the kit. Years ago I would never have bought a kit but over time I have gotten rid of most of my fabric "stash" and have no desire to start another one.


The cutting has begun. I have a tendency to want to see how it will look so I have to make a few blocks right away. Then I can get methodical and do all the rest of the cutting before sewing. I create quite a messy worktable.


Threads are everywhere! Dustbuster to the rescue.


The directions could be better. I am not a beginning quilter so when I am scratching my head it is not a good sign. I have found recently that many of the patterns I have bought are not correct or incomplete. Sad.


The first block is done. The first strip is done.


More blocks in progress.



I hope to get all the cutting done today. Maybe I will finish the top by next weekend. Knitting and needlepoint are on hold until contact dermatitis on fingers calms down. It comes and it goes.

You can read about the Code Talkers here.

Now, back to the cutting table. I hope you have a wonderful day and week ahead.


7 comments:

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Love the colors, this will be gorgeous when it's finished. Good luck with the pattern. I'm not a quilter just an admirer of quilters and their talents. I think they have their own code when it comes to cutting and stitching all those pieces! Have a good day.

http://jackieinsurrey.blogspot.co.uk/ said...

Hi Carol, looking forward to seeing the finished item, you have done so well so far, so quickly. Jackie in Surrey UK.x

Loreen Bogdan said...

There's no mistaking the Native American feel to your quilt. I bet Jack is thrilled with it. Such a nice job you're doing.

Vee said...

Wonderful colors and that strong graphic vibe. It complements your furniture beautifully. Bet that Jack will love it. Sorry that the directions are not as clear as they should be. I'd never make it!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What a wonderful tribute to the Code Talkers - and loving gift to your husband, Carol. It's going to be beautiful.
xo
Donna

Rettabug said...

Jack is going to LOVE that quilt, Carol...so perfect for a guy!
Sorry to hear your hands are reacting to something. Mine were horribly cracked & sore when I first started quilting. I think it was the chemicals in the cloth. I was practically everything now before I work on it. Can't do that with pre-cuts, though. Bummer.
I hope they heal quickly for you.

Have a wonderfully Blessed Easter!!
Hugs,
Rett

Cathy said...

Your quilt is beautiful, Carol. I love all the rich colors you are using. I have a half finished quilt in my sewing room and you are inspiring me to get it out and work on it. Happy Easter.

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