>> Tuesday, February 23, 2016
According to my blog posts, I've been working on this quilt for almost that long too!!!
I started this blog on my birthday 7 years ago - with a mention that I had started cutting fabrics for this quilt!
I quilted this top as two twin size pieces this month! Then I sewed the tops together and hand-stitched the backing together.
It was enjoyable to quilt the twin size pieces with the Pfaff Creative 4.5 that I'm reviewing for the QUILTsocial blog. You can find my review here.
It's been a bit of a challenge to keep spreading the quilt out behind the machine though!
I still have to add the left column.(and label and bind!) The column I quilted each block then sewed them together individually. This was my original intent with the whole quilt and I'm glad I changed my mind! So much time has passed already and the idea of so many seams to hand-stitch really made it feel like I would never finish. With the larger throat space of the Pfaff machine I felt confident that I could manage quilting the twin size pieces.
I was hoping for a finish today but I'll be happy with the 29th!
What's a Birthday without Cake? And a Giveaway!
Well I don't really eat cake anymore (preferring instead whole food and plant based delights) but this one will do nicely!
I bought myself some more of these scrapbooking boxes because they fit 12 1/2 inch blocks perfectly. They're not empty anymore except one!
The top box - well I bought new runners and realized they came in one of the orange shoeboxes that I store my selvages in. Bonus!
And the icing on my cake?
A quilt I made on the cover of a Canadian magazine! JOY!
The quilt is called Joyful Blooms.
The magazine is beautiful and full of tempting pretty projects.
You can preview a sample of the issue over at the magazine's website:
A Needle Pulling Thread.
You can also subscribe or purchase a digital copy - or both!
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