Patchwork (still) in progress

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

A year ago I'd sewn together 206 hexi flowers for my patchwork quilt.

Today I have sewn 308 of the little blighters together, I've added 67 so far this year which seems pretty good going considering for the whole of 2015 I only added 35. What can I say? I go in fits and starts.

Above is the beginning of 2016. I had to start moving the sofa out of the way so I could lay it out flat.

And here it is one month in to 2016.

It's really starting to feel like I'm on the home straight, but as I get closer to finishing it I'm getting nervous about the final stages of turning it in a quilt. What if I make a real balls up of the edging and ruin my efforts of the past two years?

I've seriously contemplated paying someone else to back it and edge it.

But I know if I do, I'll regret it, it would no longer be all my own work. I couldn't take full credit.

I'd always be saying, 'yes I made it but someone else finished it for me' and thinking 'because you where too much of a chicken to look the thing in the eye and sew on it's edging'.

I foresee some YouTube tutorials coming on.

It's time to put on my big girl pants and do this.

(Wish me luck)

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  1. I bought my quilt batting last night to finish my quilt and now just need to figure out how to finish it off.

    1. I haven't got that far yet and I have no idea where to start! I think it's the unknown of it all that's freaking me out.
      Good luck with yours!

  2. Woooow it looks amazing! I'm always fascinated by these hexie-shaped sewn thingies, they seem really complicated! :)

    1. It's actually really simple (I used to wonder how it was done so I took a short course), perhaps I'll do a post

  3. That looks amazing! My mum started one when we were kids that still looks like yours now (I'm 45..) Maybe I should ask her for it so I can finish it? Definitely do a patchwork quilt post - that would be interesting. X

    1. Oh yes, finish it for her... that would be lovely !

  4. I think it is incredible! You have already worn your big girl pants to get this far! amazing!x

  5. It looks so good. Can't believe how big it is - keep going it looks great!

    Lizzie Dripping


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