I did it! I finished every last snail on the hexie quilt. Well, I think I did. I keep thinking that I will look at it at the very last minute and realise that I missed one in the middle. I dug deep today and concentrated and refused to let myself play with any other fabric because I have to get this quilt done.
The nice thing about doing quilting like this is you really can tackle it one hexie at a time. Somehow quilting in that limited space again and again works for me (even if I did get bored senseless towards the end). It helped me control my FMQ movements and the overall quilt movement.
And I love the overall effect of all those snails side by side.
I intend to do a little bit of hand quilting in the blues. Very limited, so it shouldn't take long. Then I need to square it up, bind it and make a hanging sleeve. I've two weeks to accomplish this in. Or I did, until I arranged for the girls and I to go see friends on the Isle of Wight so I need this all finished and in the post to the show organisers in eight days. I need to find more of that ability to focus that I had today.
My reward for getting this task done? More fabric of course. It arrived yesterday.
It arrived at 7:30am. Why do the delivery guys have to ring the bell about a dozen times? Why?!