Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday's Focus...A Crafternoon

   My focus this Friday (and Saturday, too) is to complete the quilting on this beautiful quilt. All of the block areas are complete, as well as the cloud boarder that surrounds the center blocks. What is left to be done is a running leaf motif that will trail along the remaining boarders. I'm so close!!
   Initially, I planned to machine quilt this particular quilt, however, it just didn't happen. When I ran a test quilt run the patterns were not coming out rite- I absolutely didn't like the way it looked. So, back to my personal preference; hand quilting.
  Once the quilting is complete, a printed dark binding will surround the edges framing in the whole quilt. The final touch is to add some tabs for hanging (as was requested by the quilt owner). Truly, I can't wait so see this pretty thing finished- it's beautiful.
   Enough chattering already, I have quilting to do!



Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! I can't wait to see it either! All that work you've done. Do you know about how many hours it takes you to handstitch a quilt of this size? Sure wish we lived just a little bit closer to you. I'd love to sit and learn the "ropes."


simplychele said...

I would love to work with you sometime...just have to plan aheaad and make a day of it! It does take alot of work, but it is well worth it.