That’s right – a finish!
I started my Kiss quilt April, 2014 … 18 long months ago. I’ve never, ever taken that long to make a quilt. However, in my defense, it is a king-sized quilt and I did set it aside to make (and hand quilt) 4 queen-sized quilts, traveled a fair bit, and spent a lot of time with my Ts while their mama cared for her former step mom. I also wasn’t too pleased with my original quilting design, so I did a little ripping and restitching early on. So in reality, that 18 months isn’t really that bad … but it surely seemed like it these last couple of months. Note to self: don’t set aside a quilt that much in the future … it makes it difficult to finally get it finished.
I finished it up just minutes before time to head up to DD’s so she and DSIL could have a long overdue date night. It was an exceptionally cloudy day, and I didn’t have time for a more dramatic setting. I’m hoping that the sun will return some time this weekend so I can get a better photo.
Here’s a close up:
And the backing, where I think you can get a better idea of the quilting:
I’m glad it’s done … and now to decide what to work on next. Hmmmmmm I’ll definitely need to decide something in the next couple of days so I’ll be able to pick up any supplements I might need while at Homestead Hearth next Friday.
I’ve got my Martha Washington’s Flower Garden to work on while I ponder and prepare.
I’ve added maybe 3-4 diamond blocks since I shared this about a week ago, and I still have plenty of those red connectors to baste and prepare. But this is my travel project, and I don’t know that I’ll be able to stand not getting in some hand quilting in the amount of time it’ll take me to finish this. I’ll get in plenty of time with my MWFG in the evenings, while watching my Cardinals and Blues play.
I’ve also got my Labor Day Stars that I started at our guild’s Quilt Away in June.
I’ve also got the signature blocks that Katy at Katy Quilts gifted me.
I did get the sashing cut and a few pieces sewn to the blocks at the one-day retreat I attended back in May (sorry – no pictures – in the excitement about leaving for Hilton Head the very next day, I obviously neglected to blog about that retreat ).
And there’s the tumbler quilt that’s next up on my To Make list.
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!