Monday, November 30, 2015

#2 November Finish for A Lovely Year of Finishes

My second goal for November (which I announced in this post) was to layer and baste this quilt.

I know I may differ from some about what a finish is.  For me, I think a quilt has several finishes:  when the blocks are sewn together into a top; when the quilt is layered and basted; when the quilting is done; and when the final stitch of the binding is sewn.

After surgery in the middle of November I had to pace myself to get this layered and basted.  I'm pleased to have succeeded and to also have begun the hand quilting.

I'm linking this post to A Lovely Year of Finishes November 2015 Finishes Party at Fiber of All Sorts.



  1. Congratulations on completing your Nov. goal. It's very pretty. Hope you are well on the road to recovery after your surgery.

  2. I agree with you about different levels of finishes. Your top looks great!

    1. Thanks, Missy. I have to look at interim finishes because from the time I first cut fabric until the time I sew the last stitch on the binding can be a year or two. I would feel like I rarely finished anything if I didn't see these steps as finishes, too.

      Take care and thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

  3. Quilt looks great. I agree a little pause and time to acknowledge achievement on the way to a complete finish is very necessary. It takes me many months/years to make a full size quilt so I have to break the process down into steps and accept it might stay at a stage for quite some time. Glad you are feeling well enough to tackle a large project ☺

  4. I agree with you that the layering and basting is a finish. That's always a tough step for me - it deserves its own finish! Beautiful!

    1. I suppose if I didn't let my quilt tops "rest" (for a few months, a year, a few years) before they're layered the layering and basting might be the next natural step and just a part of the progress toward a finished quilt.

      Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. I appreciate it.


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