Sunday, August 9, 2009

FINALLY!

... I've been having neck issues, so sitting in front of the machine has not been on my 'fun things to do' list for a few while.

But I woke up this morning and, no lie, the first thing I thought was "I need to finish that quilt today".... (that might give you some insight into how strange my mind works sometimes.)


So, I got all the pieces together and finished quilting the 'sandwich'... I used black for the top thread and this bright shinny orange for the bobbin thread...
Then, I spent the next few few hours hand finishing the binding...

I learn something... I HATE hand finishing binding... truth, I'm not a fan of hand sewing in general. But, this was singularly distasteful...

But, I consoled myself by watching 'Taken', 'Quantum of Solace', the last three episodes of 'True Blood' AND the last two weeks of 'Entourage'...

I told you... I.HATE.HAND.SEWING!!

But, when all is said and done, I set out one goal for myself today, and I finished it. FINALLY!!


Holla!!

8 comments:

eword10 said...

It's beautiful!!! I can't believe you did all that in one day. You go!

Antoinette said...

Oh, but look at that AMAZING quilt you get after all that hand sewing!!! It's so beautiful, so unique. You will love every moment you spend snuggling in that quilt. Well done!

Adrienne said...

YAY! Glad you finished! I finished my first one yesterday so I KNOW how you feel right now lol.

Gail said...

I love your quilt. The colours and blends are really something special. One day I will make time to make one of my own.

Delia's Closet said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I love the color combinations. I am glad you finished it.

KARIMA said...

Your quilt is very nice. I make quilts also and I have't hand sewn the binding to a quilt yet. I would never get it finish if I did. I know it looks better, but please! All that hand sewing.

JC said...

Nice quilt. Aren't you glad that you persevered? Keep up the good work!

Marilyn270 said...

I honestly did not believe that your quilt could get more beautiful ! As I said in a comment previously, when u first showed your quilt it inspired me to sign up and take a quilting class. My quilt is no where near finished. Got to sign up for another class to finish it off. Thanks for sharing !