Friday, June 19, 2015

Over two years later...

At long last, I have finished piecing the top that I started in October, 2012! My last post on this project links back to 6 other posts, and somewhere along the line I wrote this update (which links back to another 4 posts), and before that there was this one, which links back to what I think is the first post I ever wrote about this project.

I almost finished piecing it last night, but got slightly distracted and sewed two pieces of the top together! (There's a glaring lesson in not rushing, right? A stitch in time, maybe?) This morning I picked out that last seam and finished it again more carefully:
I am so excited that the piecing is done! Many thanks to Jess Under Quilts and the folks in her Monday Morning Star Count for all the support and inspiration. And thanks to the Metro Mods for great meetings and letting me contribute to this blog!

I decided to quilt the whole thing by hand, since I've come this far with only a few seams of the border done by machine. I look forward to cozying up with a hoop- that will be a nice project for the Fall (and winter? I'm still a slow quilter. ;-).
Happy sewing, everyone!

4 comments:

  1. I sure would love to see a picture of the whole top.
    You keep teasing us with partial views, Christa.

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  2. I'd like to see the whole thing, too. I've been hand quilting my hexagon quilt. It's taking a long time, but it feels good to hand quilt.

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  3. I too, would love to see a picture of the whole quilt! I love projects that take a long time and all the memories that go into them.

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  4. Hi all- I'm sorry, I know I'm being coy but I want to bring it to the first NYCMMQG meeting this fall- then I will post pictures of the whole quilt. This is my carrot, to help motivate me to finish it! ;-)

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