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March 31, 2008

Here it is, the Stealth Quilting Project - The Quilted Quadriad:

Quadriad Quilt
(click to really big-ify)

Finished in the car on the way to the official installation (aka, "hanging it up straight"), the lower panels are 2x7 FEET, 6x7' and 2x7'. The upper Rose Window is approximately 4x6'. There is approximately 90 square feet of quilt here. Which is a convenient number, since that's how many hours it took me to machine quilt the 3 panels.

The quilt was designed and pieced by my friend Jean (including all of those 8-triangle kaleidoscope blocks), and she did the whole rose window, from design to binding. As I said, I machine quilted the 3 lower panels (25 bobbins of thread, by the way - thanks, Mom, for the Sidewinder bobbin winder at Christmas) and I designed, painted and appliqued the center medallion. Oh, that's St. Stephen, the patron saint of our parish.

The three-month nitty-gritty with a zillion(ish) more pictures is here.

In other news, it has been weird cold (snow, hail, rain, sun) here. We're running 10 or more degrees below 'normal', and when someone says, "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute", it's not a joke.

(Look! a segue!) Because it's been sooooooo cold at night, I have actually worn my newest hat and nosewarmer. Mr. W. is NOT amused. The first night (I do only wear it late at night - it's not like I'm popping down to the market, mid-afternoon, all suited up), he said I'd have to walk 5 feet behind or in front of him. I told him that if he was going to haul my arse to ND, the nosewarmer was just the beginning. Then on the next night he made mention of burning it. I think my response was something along the lines of, "TFB".

I have another hat in the works, and I'm driving myself crazy over-MATHing (yeah, new word) on a cardigan/jacket I want to make.

Oh! And I'm off to visit and tend my mom at the end of the week. She's having a surgery and will need help during her recovery over the next few weeks. Remember, she's got the slowest dial-up on the face of the earth, so additional blog posts are iffy.

Not that I think that there will be much blog fodder. I certainly wouldn't write a "moms say the darnedest things on heavy pain meds" blog post. Not me. Heh.

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permalink 3 Comments:
At 4/02/2008 4:33 PM, Blogger Sweet P Babbled Back:  

All I can say is WOW! How truly stunning.

At 4/03/2008 3:49 PM, Blogger Annie Babbled Back:  

That group of quilts is absolutely fabulous. So much loving work. You are officially an artist.

At 8/28/2008 7:46 PM, Blogger Linda Babbled Back:  

That literally took my breathe away! Thank you for the link to the other pictures too! It was nice reading of the quilts creation and journey :)

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