Thursday, February 9, 2012
At the beginning of this year I dug out my twisted hexagon quilt to attempt to finish it. I knew I had one half of a top, and part of the other half, and a whole lot of blocks which needed to be sewn on to that half.
That memory issue I have mentioned before? Turns out both halves of the quilt were already complete. I can't recall doing that, so it must have been the quilting fairies. So I sewed those two halves together a few weeks ago - unbelievably, it only took me about 8 hours - and this is what I now have.
It doesn't look that big in that photo. Let's step back a bit and put a 2 1/2 seater sofa in the shot for scale, shall we?
That's a lot of quilt. And a lot of weight to be carrying around when it's all stitched by hand. I have a morbid fear of it falling apart on me before it's quilted, so I'm very careful, and I get a little bit mother-bear when people get grabby hands when they see me working on it. Hence I tend to work on it more at home. Mainly to stop me being rude to people.
I now have these "half" blocks to sew onto the top and bottom, and then I will trim them so I have straight edges at the top and bottom of the quilt. I've attached one so far. Took me 4 hours to sew three edges. I seem to have lost my hex-jo.
But I now have a fully charged needle dome which should last me for one side of the quilt. And then I'll thread those ten needles again and do the other side.
And then, so help me God, I'm sending it to the machine quilter.