Monday, 6 February 2012

Almost

Almost finished, that's what. I have been diligently working on my Terrain quilt today and I am so close to being done and finally ticking a box for a finish in 2012. Woohoo! I can't remember if I told you that I nipped over to the sewing machine repair shop while Emily did her dance class on Saturday. They don't sell fabric there, but they do sell thread.




I spent this morning going crossed eyed, watching that walking foot clatter up and down, in the nicest possible way.


Don't be surprised if you can't see the quilting. I decided that I liked the Terrain fabric and the HST layout so much that I didn't want to have any obvious quilting, so it is all in the ditch. You can vaguely see the quilting pattern on the back a little more clearly.



After all my deliberation about what to do with borders and binding, I forgot all about it when I received the backing and basted the layers together. So I just went with navy binding and left it at that.


Despite appearances to the contrary, it is not yet finished. There is still a fair amount of this to do.



But I do feel like I accomplished something today. This is good.

Susan

34 comments:

  1. Is someone's Blog celebrating their FIRST Birthday this Wednesday? Hope you have a bottle of bubbly standing by. You've done a great job Ms. Super Blogger!

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  2. Ooh, lovely quilt! I think your quilting is just right for it too.

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  3. That quilt is looking wonderful! It is always nice to sit and finish the binding in such a nice peaceful way, especially after all the noise of machine quilting. I can't wait for the Ta Da pictures.

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  4. Ooooh gorgeous! Such a great quilt!

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  5. I love your quilt and I think your quilting choice is spot-on.

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  6. That looks great, I'm quite jealous I have a terrain layer cake waiting to be baked into something but I can't decide what!
    Happy blog birthday for wednesday.

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  7. oh, it's always so great to get another finish. Yeah for you.

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  8. Beautiful quilt. I really like that fabric design as the colours are so rich. Di xo

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  9. It looks lovely! Isn't it nice to have a finish? :)

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  10. Wooohooo! That's close enough to done in my book! Looks fantastic!

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  11. Oh, it's looking beautiful! My description of finishing a quilt with hand sewing the binding is like the exclamation mark at the end of a sentence! We'll both be celebrating on Wednesday I see!

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  12. After all that border chat too?! hahaha! It looks wonderful and can't wait to see it - great choice for the quilting too, really shows off the pattern and fabric :)

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  13. wow Susan, the quilt is looking stunning - can't wait to see it in all its glory

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  14. Looks beautiful. I actually like hand sewing the binding, hope you will enjoy it, too. And if not especially, then let it finish quickly :)

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  15. You have done really well! After another encounter with my smiling dentist all I managed was a few rows of knitting!

    Pomona x

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  16. It's looking great! I wish i could get my 'in the ditch' to stay in the ditch! :o)

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  17. I think the binding looks wonderful. Great choice. The whole quilt is lovely.

    I don't mind hand stitching the binding down on quilts. Its very relaxing.

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  18. I can't remember if I've already said this but this quilt is looking absolutely gorgeous.

    I'm a little jealous :-P

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  19. Looking good there lovely :-) Points of perfection!

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  20. Looks fab, I'd have voted for the navy binding anyway!

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  21. Great job - you went by intuition! And it is perfect! Just hurry up the finish and chill that bubbly!

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  22. Looking fab and love the navy binding.

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  23. Yay for you Susan! So close :)
    It's looking fab!

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  24. I love the sewing the binding on by hand bit - one of my favourite bits of the process (after piecing!), so looking forward to the full photo shoot very soon.

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  25. I really like the border & binding choices. Waiting to see a picture of the whole thing.

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