Friday, July 08, 2016


I know, Gentle Readers, that I've been out of touch lately.  I'm quilting.  And quilting.  And quilting some more.  Yes, there's been a bit of knitting, and some embroidery, and my work at The Shop, and taking a friend to hospital and visiting her several times and bringing her home, and mowing the lawn, and tending my sister's cottage garden while she works in Calgary, and that sort of thing.

But mostly quilting.

The wedding is 2 weeks tomorrow, and I have a quilt to finish.  As of a few moments ago, all that's left to do is hand-quilt 6 whole-cloth blocks (9" square finished) and put it together, bind and label it.

Right now it looks like this:

It's big.  Very big.  Taking up a good section of one side of my back yard.  The white you see around the edges isn't sashing -- it's batting, which will be trimmed and disappear as each section is joined, one to another.

I'm relying on Ann Petersen and  "Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine" (a Craftsy class) to get me through.  :-)

So...'scuse me, but I'll see you later...I have some quilting to do.  I recommend you join the others at Nina Marie's for Off the Wall Friday, and I hope you have a great weekend!


Kathie Briggs said...

How exciting that the wedding is just 2 weeks away. Looking forward to seeing wedding pictures and of course a photo of the finished quilt. From this view it is lovely.

Regina B Dunn said...

Oh my, that quilt looks so very lovely!

Eke said...

It looks really beautiful Margaret, and I think you have to work very hard to reach the finish at the right moment. Good quilting, your work is stunning!

Anonymous said...

The quilt is gorgeous.

elle said...

Its a stunner! You are excised to enjoy yourself!