Saturday, January 30, 2010

Egypt is now Good Earth


The Spirited Quilters of Duluth had a stitch in today, and I worked on the 2009 mystery challenge that should have been completed in December. I spent the year collecting brown and beige fabric for the quilt that was supposed to represent Egypt and not really stitching any of it, so today I cut and stitched brown/beige fabric together for 5 hours. I completed enough stitching for 5 rows of 36 pyramids (currently stitched in groups of 3). That makes 180 pyramids. The quilt calls for 1000. At this point, I need a nap. I don't know when this quilt will ever get finished, but I am calling it "Good Earth" or "Good Dirt," since that is what the brown stuff under my work boots is for goodness sake! (I like it best vertical, don't you?)

9 comments:

Karen said...

I like it vertical also. Either title would be good. I do like the colors you have chosen for the project.

WoolenSails said...

I love the colors in it, definitely a good name.

Debbie

Kathie said...

I like the way it looks with the limited color palette.
have to admit to having one cut out and ready to sew together, one day!
not sure I have 1,000 yet but must be pretty close.
Its on the agenda for 2010~ will be looking forward to seeing yours done this year too
Kathie

katie said...

Karmen that is so pretty. Now for some reason I like it horizontal best. But 1,000 pieces I would have already given up. But I know you will get it finished and it will be beautiful

Libby said...

I love it! Have been wanting to make a triangle quilt for some time now. Yours is a great inspiration.

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

Wow! That is sooo pretty Karmen!

West Side of Straight said...

That is alot of work! I'm a quilter too, and not sure of tackling that one. It'll be really pretty all done up. I think I like the vertical best too.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

I'm leaving you an award on my blog today... come for a visit.

Pat

*karendianne. said...

How did I miss this really cool work?!