Friday, August 02, 2013

so close to done!

That quilt there, on my kitchen table (please excuse the mess), that looks done, doesn't it?


Except it's not. One stretch of the binding is still only pinned on in the back. You can see some of the pins in the next picture, but if I'm being honest there's not much left. It just feels like a lot. Which would be why you're not actually seeing the quilt top - since I haven't shown proper pictures of this yet I feel like after making you wait since January you can handle another week to see the whole thing finished.

I'm so close it almost hurts. I've probably got another two or three hours of sewing left, which in the grand scheme of things is nothing. Almost six months of working on this, sewing about an hour a day most days (some days not at all, some days off for hours on end) every single stitch done by hand and I'm almost done. This last bit is driving me absolutely bonkers. I just want to be done already!!!

Luckily, how close I am to being finished this makes it a perfect candidate for an August entry to a "finishes" contest on a blog I follow. Getting the binding done on this and getting this washed and then finally usable is my August entry to the "Lovely Year of Finishes". If I can't finish this by the end of the month I have issues, really.

A Lovely Year of Finishes

Also this hopefully means that soon you can get a peak at the other project I'm working on right now, the first bits of my niece's quilt. This one is exciting, though there are some design and fabric choice elements I'm rethinking. Buying more fabric does not need to happen, but it just might. Would that be so terrible?

For now, though, have a gratuitous picture of my dog. Because he's awfully cute isn't he?


  1. I am in love with your dog.
    And yaaay you are almost done :) Can't wait to see it ! (Extra fabric is OK, this is something you love so you can always use the other fabric for a different project).

    1. He's pretty ridiculously cute. I'm a fan of him as well. :)

      I'm excited to finish, and to share it. So close!!! And I'm ok with more fabric, it'll give me a chance to pick up some basics and I've been making a shopping list in my mind for red fabrics for my brother, even though I won't get around to quilting for him for years.

  2. I admit, now I'm really curious about the entire quilt. I remember from previous pictures that its a fun one. I hope that once it's finished, you'll take a little time to celebrate - a six month project, all done in your free time is a big job.

    Jethro makes me melt, he has such a cute face. He looks so self-possessed in this photo.

    Oh, as an aside: I ordered the first book of the trilogy by patrick Rothfuss you reviewed. I hope I'll enjoy it as much as you did. Thanks for recommending it, in any case!

    1. I'd expect that you'll be seeing pictures of it next week at this rate. :) I'm definitely wanting to show off just a little bit.

      You'll have to let me know what you think of the book once you read it. It's one of my favourites in a long while and I'm really glad to hear you decided to pick it up.