I have been competing in my own Olympic competition. The "finish that quilt" one. Yes, I have finally finished my quilt that I am going to give my parents for their Golden Wedding Anniversary. It has felt as if it has been a long course to get to this point. The quilt pattern was the project given to us in January at my patchwork class. I have battled with not hand sewing it, not liking the colours (they were picked with my Mum in mind) and generally not feeling the love for it. In the past week I have had a final push for a finish. The binding was machine sewn and I have been hand sewing it down during the last couple of evenings. I machine quilted around each block to stabilise the quilt. I then hand quilted each block to highlight the block pattern. I actually enjoyed doing the hand quilting by the time I reached the end. Unfortunately my camera is not good enough to pick up the hand quilting detail but I used a soft green and a light blue floss that blended into the quilt colours.
|A "Golden" finish|
I am pleased that now I can mentally move on. I have two other quilt tops that I put together when I was away in August. I cannot start quilting either quilt yet, as I have run out of 505 spray, and I cannot face grappling around on my hands and knees using pins. For now, I am content to have a Golden finish.