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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.


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

  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

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

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

  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.

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

  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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