Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Four Corners & Four Sides - W.i.P. Wednesday

It may not look or sound like there's much left to quilt when I say I have four corners and four sides.  But when I lay the quilt out to place the hoop for the next round of quilting it seems like I've only finished a third of the quilt! 

I've been watching videos as I quilt.  No, wait, that's not exactly true.  I've been listening to the dialog in videos as I quilt and glancing up as I pull the needle through the fabric.  It's not the best way to watch videos but so far, I haven't watched one that draws my attention completely away from the quilt.  If I do I'll stop it and watch it when I can give it more attention.  Do you do other things while you do handwork?

When I sometimes see items at the thrift store that I think are overpriced I occasionally comment to whoever's with me, "I think this store has an overinflated estimation of the value of some of their items."  Now I'm thinking:  I had an overinflated estimation of my quilting speed!  I'm pushing myself to quilt, quilt, quilt with the continued hope of finishing the quilting by the end of March.  I don't think I realized how long it really takes to quilt by hand.

I'm linking this post to W.i.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.  Thanks, Lee.

I hope you're making good progress on whatever your project is.



  1. Keep up the good work. It always takes longer than you think, but a few more films and you will get there in the end. Hand quilting never quite seems newsworthy enough for a blog, so thank you for raising its profile. You are not alone in your hand quilting endeavours.

  2. I hear you on the "watching" vs. listening. I do better if I put in old DVDs where I just about know the whole movie by heart. New DVDs don't work so well, but I have to say that Downton Abbey was just about right!

    Bravo to you on the quilting. It always feels like you'll never finish, and then you do!

    Elizabeth E.

  3. Steady and slow wins the race. I work on my hexagons while the hockey games are on. I look up when the commentator gets excited!


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