One of these days I shall surprise you all and finish this quilt, just not today!
I’m still working on the big wide rabbit border and quilting the outer diamond one as I go along. I’ve made reasonable progress on it though, three weeks ago I had quilted one and a half sides…
I’ve now turned another corner and last night I quilted the next running rabbit and most of the diamonds on the next side too. This was because the next side needs the lines marking with my ceramic pencil, this requires a large hard surface, namely my dining room table in the conservatory, and good light, which the conservatory has not got in the evenings.
Having completed over half of this big final border I do feel I’m on the home stretch, I still need to remove a lot of the straight machine basting threads you can see and I mustn’t forget there’s about half of the inner circle still needs quilting as I was struggling with it big time when I started quilting this mammoth quilt. Then it’s just the binding and a good wash – seen as it’s been quite a long time in the making!
Hand Quilt Along Links
This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.
Kathy, Margaret, Emma, Tracy, Deb, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen and Kathi
I’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, why not follow the link for even more hand-stitching.