Patchwork-in-progress

Saturday, February 07, 2015

I really wanted to get my patchwork quilt finished before March (because I started it on March 1st 2014 and wanted to finish within a year). But I'm not going to. This was made all to obvious to me when I placed it over the top of a king size quilt and saw how much more I need to do. I'm about half way there and that's taken me 11 months, albeit with some lengthy gaps when life got too busy to stitch.


It's not a great photo, I had to stand on a chair in the doorway, holding my camera above my head to get it all in. Apologies for Socks choosing that particular moment to wash his, erm, tail.

I've estimated that I need another 225 hexi flowers to complete the job. I can manage about 4 in an evening but this can leave me sore fingered so I couldn't (and wouldn't have the time) to do it every day. If I could manage every day it would still be 56 days to completion. I'm kinda disappointed but I'm enjoying it and I want to continue to do so. Perhaps a king size quilt was a little ambitious for a first project but I'm a 'go big or go home' kinda gal.

If I'm honest I am looking forward to picking up my knitting sticks again or doing some cross stitch, I have been resisting as I've been trying to focus on one project at a time but I think it could be time for a change. That said, I'm contemplating an 18 month deadline. Gotta love a deadline...

The beginning


Put it on the floor and a cat is guaranteed to on it

Fabric stash, heavily guarded

Are you sensing a theme here?

What projects do you have on the go?

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11 comments

  1. Im SO impressed with your dedication to it!!! You'Ve done SO well with it!!! Bravo!!! Keep going!
    I uses to have piano and theory lessons at my Godmother's house and hee 2cats frequently jumped up on the table and sat on my theory book. I.think they're trying to help.x

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    1. Thanks Kezzie, my cats are a constant source of 'help' :)

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  2. I love it! Agreed, it's important to enjoy the crafting process and not get annoyed by feeling you have to have something done by a certain date. Although I don't often take my own advice, I do like a deadline! Patchwork quilts are wonderful things, I have one my grandmother made many, many years ago and it's something I treasure.

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    1. I hope it'll be something we still have kicking about the place in years to come!

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  3. I love the design and I hope your cat isn't disrupting your creativity too much.

    Lizzie Dripping

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    1. They do it all the time! I spend most of my working day removing them from my laptop (wouldn't have it any other way though)

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  4. Wow its going to look fabulous when its finished. You have so much patience.

    X x

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  5. This is going to be so gorgeous when finished! I really admire your tenacity in completing such a big project. I love sewing but I always make sure to choose quick projects that I can complete in an afternoon (or preferably, an hour).

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    1. I often try big projects only to find I lose momentum and never finish...

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  6. So many pretty fabrics, but I'm surprised you don't go dizzy looking at them all! P.S. Your cat must have the cleanest bum in England!

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  7. This is looking rather wonderful!!

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