Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Two Corners, Plaid Churn Dashes in Waiting

I'm so excited to be nearly finished hand quilting this quilt.  I have just two corners to go -- 14 blocks -- and the binding.  I'm to the point where I can just hardly wait to get it done.  It's my Q2 Finish-A-Long:  I hope there's little doubt that it will be done by then!

In the excitement of being nearly finished I've started looking at my quilt tops in waiting to see which I'll quilt next.  This one! 
quilt from plaid shirts
As with most of my quilts, I've had a love/unlove relationship with it.  I loved it while I was working on it 5 or 6 years ago but I folded it away because I couldn't quilt it at the time.  As the years passed I decided it probably wasn't as great as I remembered and that I probably didn't like it as much as I thought.  When I pulled it out a few weeks ago I realized once again that I love it.

I think it will be a bear to hand-quilt though (at least for me) because the layout is on point, which means that the blocks seem very stretchy.  We'll see how I can manage.  I still have to choose a back for it.  I had something in mind before but I'm reconsidering.

I'll work on this as I can but a grandbaby girl will be joining us in early January (or the end of December if she decides (or needs) to come early).  So I'll be interrupting everything soon to begin a quilt for her and, of course, getting it stitched and quilted will take priority over any other quilts.

I'm linking this post to
WOW (-WiPs on Wednesday) at Esther's Blog
W.i.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced



  1. Love both those quilts! I know what you mean about the love for projects not being constant.

  2. Love both those quilts! I know what you mean about the love for projects not being constant.

  3. Awwww a new babe. How wonderful. Good for you for hand quilting

  4. I think we all go through phases with our projects but they both look great.

  5. Both quilts look great. Do you have any ideas in mind for your grandbaby's quilt?

    I tend to have a bit of a love/unlove relationship with my projects too, but normally it depends on what work I need to do on them next and how tedious it is, or if it's meeting my expectations or not.

    Do you prefer hand quilting to machine quilting?

  6. I love both of these ! I am getting ready to attempt hand quilting with the help of Craftsy class LOL.

    1. Thanks, Slightly Off Quilter. I hope you enjoy hand quilting. It's slow and, for some, very relaxing. Maybe you will find it so.


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