Patchwork-in-progressSaturday, 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...
What projects do you have on the go?