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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Almost a finish!

by Haley Ping

You might remember this post from a little over 2 years ago...I'm almost finished!

I'm working on the outside sashing and going to start the red border soon. My border plan is this continuous line.

And I was thinking of quilting in my initials and the year(s!) within the border after seeing all the lovely photos on Facebook group this week! Maybe I can even find someone to make me a few woven name ribbons to sew on the backside.

This one is sure taking a long time, but soon my #1 son can have it. I've gained a little more time within the last couple months even while homeschooling him! Mostly because now he is more independent with reading and his math. I'm very happy with his progress because we are expecting to add our #2 son soon. Again we are adopting an "older" boy who is 6 at present. So we'll start all over again learning to read English and knowing math facts like he knows his name. Although I won't be able to start and finish a quilt in time for #2 son's arrival, it will be ok. Someday I will finish one from him -- handquilted of course!


  1. I am not a "real" quilter but I do have a love for all hand stitching. I have finished my first ever top and have begun quilting it. It is a far cry from the 12 stitches an inch I read about in the old books. I'm trying to learn all I can about hand quilting and it's not so easy. Thanks.

    1. Jeannie, I've never heard of such a thing as a "real" quilter. ;-) I've been quilting for 30+ years and I cannot do 12 stitches an inch ... and frankly I have no desire to even try. My stitches are, for the most part, uniform, straight and small enough to suit me. ;-)

  2. I like the idea too of waiting to make #2 son a quilt after you "know him" and his tastes better... :) Loving this quilt and can't wait to see it finished.. you are getting so close to finishing this for your #1 son :) Kathi

  3. I do a bow to you hand quilters. You have my highest esteem!

  4. J'aime beaucoup , elle est fantastique cette courtepointe. je suis comme vous.
    J'aime beaucoup piquer à la main.
    Bonne soirée

  5. How are you going to transfer your design to the quilt top? I love your work.


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