dun de dun dun … DONE!
I have finished it – before New Year’s!! Now, that’s something to write home about. And hubby is quite happy with his Christmas present. He’s already using it, and that makes me very, very happy.
Most valiant efforts of this caliber involve at least a modicum of blood, sweat, and tears. Although there was a bit of bloodshed involved, at least there were no tears, and CERTAINLY no sweat. I did manage to remove a small chunk of pinky Thursday night in the line of duty, but only spilled a drop or two of blood on the blanket. There’s definitely something to be said for direct pressure on an open wound. (Translation: I wasn’t watching the pin placements as I moved the bulk of the quilt around.) Those quilting pins are SHARP, just thought I’d let you know.
Oh, I feel so much better about myself. The Christmas present is finished, hubby is happy, the blanket didn’t fall apart in the washer/dryer, and I didn’t totally destroy the sewing area in the process. The knowledge that folks may want to come look at the house is an excellent incentive to clean as I go. Yep … whatever works, eh?
And here it is in its completed state, my first full-size quilt. To clarify: the only other quilting I’ve done was a lap blanket. And I managed to do the whole thing on my Janome. No hand quilting yet – maybe that’ll be the next thing I try.
Actually … the next project is a flop-top purse, but hey, who knows? It COULD involve some hand quilting.