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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Maybe 7 more days?

By:  Rose Marie Castonguay
Applique 'n Patch Quilting

Well, I didn't finish the borders on my hexagon quilt after all.  My 10 days are up.  Am I disappointed?  Heck, yes .... but what a motivation that was for me to aim for.

For the remaining two borders, the hand quilting was done in stages.

I was getting bored and it wasn't moving fast enough for my liking.  The striped borders got done first by quilting-in-the-ditch on either side of the borders and then the two parallel lines got quilted.  Now, I'm doing the cable and the piano keys and it is going much faster.  I can see progress by the hour! 
A closer view:
On another border, the cable pattern got screwed up and I have to remark that pattern and then hand quilt the cable.

That is all that is left to do.

I'm so close to finishing, I can taste it!

So, maybe 7 more days (or less) and the hand quilting will be done, done, done.


8 comments:

  1. it's looking good - sometimes our goals just aren't reachable for some reason or other !

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  2. I recently started goal setting and I think it really helps me stay productive with 1 project. What a lovely finish that will make! So excited for you!! Please post your finish too :) Kathi

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  3. Gorgeous! I love when the end is in sight! I hope you'll come back and share your finish with us.

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  4. I'd love to see the entire quilt!

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  5. Goals are good but you can always move the goal posts if necessary . It is supposed to be fun so why not relax and just steadily quilt along . You have done a wonderful job.

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  6. Love it I am sure your will get it done

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  7. RM I think the next motivation for you is the next quilt you will be working on!! It looks fantastic always love to see your hand quilting

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