Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Back Again, With a Finish!

Hello, everyone! It's been a while...

I've been swamped, and haven't had much writing time. This whole working out thing is stealing three to four evenings a week from me. I work out for two hours, and then I'm ready to pass out by ten o'clock! Still, I can't really say that I'm willing to cut back.

I get to sew, but not nearly as much as I would like, obviously.

Still, I haven't stopped being productive (and I even got some furniture shopping in):
The Complete Quilt, Front
Obligatory cat photo, because Demon is obsessed with the new table. Throw a quilt on it, and it's home.
The Complete Quilt, Back
The back. From these photos, it's tough to see just how much quilting went into this thing... The quilting lines are spaced half an inch apart. The finished size is approximately 65" X 65".

Yeah, that's a lot of quilting. I spent three eight hour days working on the quilting, plus another two or three shifts of a couple hours a piece. All told, I spent 26 to 30 hours shoving this beast through my sewing machine.

As if that wasn't enough insanity...
The Quilt Label
...I cross-stitched a quilt label. It's edged with bits leftover from the scrappy binding (my first scrappy binding).

And, yes, I actually did finish it in January, despite posting about this quilt today. I put the last stitches into the binding just before midnight on January 31st


Lynne said...

Love your cross-stitch label. There is a lot of work in that quilt.

Anonymous said...

Yay! And I KNOW the photos don't do the quilt, the quilting, or that insane label justice.

krisgray said...

Pretty quilt- and helper cat! I hear ya about working out - it takes time. It was so much easier for me when I worked b/c it became a part of my daily routine. It always makes me sleep so well. Now that I'm a sahm, it's tough to work it in - my daily routine seems to change daily!

Jen said...

Welcome back :) Great finish! I hate spending that much time on a quilt, but I'm always so proud when it's finally done! The label is gorgous and the quilting looks fabulous.

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