It’s Tuesday and I can’t wait…

by Kate on June 23, 2009

until I finish this quilt.

The girls in my sewing group know how difficult I find hand stitching…it is not the actual stitching part I struggle with (even though I am SO slow), it is the time it takes.

I am goal driven, I’m not one to have loads of unfinished projects laying around for weeks on end. I like to start something and finish it.

I saw this quilt in it’s finished glory and although I knew it would be a struggle I knew the end result would be worthwhile.

This quilt is going to be worked on every night while my little machine waits patiently in storage. When we find a house in Melbourne out comes the machine and more than likely this quilt will be folded up until I can face it again.

I will have at least 2 whole weeks…every night…plugging away. I wonder just how much I will achieve??

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1 Blueberry Park June 23, 2009 at 7:01 am

This is going to be AMAZING, Kate. Enjoy plugging away and seeing the life in it grow. You are going to be so pleased – and dare I say, find a new love of hand-stitching? :-)


2 RED PEPPER QUILTS June 23, 2009 at 7:11 am

I love this quilt, the color combination is just right. How big is it? It looks BIG and you are hand quilting this?!! Wow that's admirable. I am a very inexperienced hand quilter, and find it very daunting.

Glad you have commenced moving! Melbourne will be great.



3 Aimee June 23, 2009 at 8:03 am

ooh – gorgeous! I love, love, love the fabrics! What is it?


4 Shear Delight June 23, 2009 at 8:36 am

My first quilt was done entirely by hand and I felt like I was getting nowhere until it was almost done. It's hard to feel accomplished when you know there is soo much left! But I also think there is nothing like the sense of accomplishment you get from completing it either.


5 Andi June 23, 2009 at 9:18 am

You can do it!! I have faith.
Andi :-)


6 m.e (Cathie) June 23, 2009 at 10:16 am

gorgeous fabric & colours!
you have inspired me to do a patchwork course aswell…can't wait.


7 Tania June 23, 2009 at 10:23 am

You are the calmest, pre-migrator to Melbourne (and anywhere for that matter), I have ever come across! Or is it the hand stitchery you are counting on for maintaining upheaval sanity?


8 Mel June 23, 2009 at 10:38 am

What gorgeous fabrics and colours Kate. I'm like you – I hate having projects unfinished.

I don't want you to move to Melbourne! Even though I haven't met you (face to face) I just like knowing you are in Sydney!

Good luck with the hand stitching (scares the life outta me!) and the moving!


9 Amy June 23, 2009 at 10:49 am

It's nice to have a project you can take places with you – like knitting or hand quilting. With machine work you can only do it when you are in the room with the machine. Maybe you'll get in a groove and keep going until you finish it. It is going to be beautiful.


10 Mandalin June 23, 2009 at 1:11 pm

I saw those Prints Charming panels (and Quilt) at the Sydney Quilt Show. It will be amazing, and so worth the effort.


11 Buttons by Lou Lou June 23, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Thanks for playing on Tuesdays and thanks so much for the food ideas. I can definately use one of those. I just needed some fresh thoughts!
Love the colours in the quilt. Not the usual but that makes them even better.


12 Buttons by Lou Lou June 23, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Forgot to say come back to my blog and add you name to the link list for Tuesdays this week. I'll be taking the other list away soon. Thanks.


13 Polka Dot Daze June 23, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Hey thanks for the feedback about fabric choices on my blog, I was going to ask you to pop over and have a look for me. I keep thinking maybe it's going to be too busy just all random squares, maybe I need a background / border of some sort like you did? Hhhmmm… What to do…


14 Claudia June 23, 2009 at 2:02 pm

I can't wait to see the finished quilt, I know it will be gorgeous! I love the different fabrics, expecially the leaves.


15 Nikki June 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm

The quilt is looking beautiful. Hang in there.


16 Lorraine June 23, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Can't wait to see the hand quilting on this quilt .


17 nicolette June 23, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Love the quilt to be, the fabrics, colours. I find handstitching so comforting and relaxing…LOL! It takes some time but the result will be wonderful!


18 Michelle June 23, 2009 at 6:08 pm

oh, all the work and time is going to be worth it! I love handstitching…. xxx


19 Christie June 24, 2009 at 4:27 pm

It looks so beautiful, can't wait to see it finished.

Yay for moving to Melb :-)


20 englishrose June 24, 2009 at 4:45 pm

It's going to look so beautiful when its finished, it's going to be worth all the patience you will have to endure!


21 Kate June 25, 2009 at 12:57 am

This is going to look fantastic!


22 Ariel June 26, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Ooooh! These fabrics are so yumm-o! I'm so glad we met through our fabric swappy poo on flikr, your blog is great inspiration and eye candy! Thank you for your sweet comments today on my blog. To answer your question about a boy illustration, I just completed "Jack & Jill" to list on etsy and I'm always happy to create a custom illustration, thanks for inquiring!


23 erica June 28, 2009 at 12:56 am

I can't wait to see it finished!


24 MJHill July 1, 2009 at 9:57 am

Oh WOW! I've never seen this quilt kit before. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for stopping by my blog :)


25 anne October 31, 2009 at 7:55 am

oooh love that quilt, how big is it and can you advise where to get a kit. Cheers


26 anne October 31, 2009 at 7:55 am

oooh love that quilt, how big is it and can you advise where to get a kit. Cheers


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