Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Okay everybody, now it's time for a change of pace - Mickey Mouse
After what seems like f-0-r-e-v-e-r quilting on this, I decided to see what working on the edge treatment would feel like. Glad that I did. While I like the look, I'm not a fan of the technique. Now I know to keep quilting toward the edges and then finish that section. If I were to leave it all to the end, it may never get done.
My goal is to have this quilt on my bed this winter. With about 25-30% quilting done, it remains a lofty goal. But spring doesn't arrive until March 20, 2012. Winter doesn't have to mean December after all.

24 comments:

deb said...

the colors are amazing!!! cannot wait to see it on your bed!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Is the edge slip stitched closed? That would be challenging for sure with all those corners to maneuver around. Quilting looks great!

Candace said...

Squeals of delight here, Libby! The quilting is perfect! You're right - winter is long and I'm sure you'll have it done before March! You inspired me so much over this that I've now begun my own Hexie journey!
Cheers!

Rhonda said...

Beautiful quilt! I hope you enjoy working on it and having it to use. :)

WoolenSails said...

The quilting looks great. I do not know if I can finish mine in time for Christmas, I have one more triangle to finish, then the filler hexagons, so still a lot of work and I don't want to rush it. I am thinking of adding a multi colored border with the green and red hexagons, then another gold border, so think next christmas will be the finish date;)

Debbie

Kim said...

Ha! You would have til the end of May to finish that quilt if you lived here in MN and then you could keep it on your bed until August - put it back on mid September, lol, you get my drift. MN is made for quilts and quilting time never seems to end - at least based on the weather. I enjoy quilting by hand, too. I have yet to start piecing hexagons together - hmm... Happy stitching!

MARCIE said...

You go girl! That is a lot of tiny quilting, and I would not enjoy that edge either. But wow, it will be amazing! And you will be so proud!

paula, the quilter said...

Boy these hexagons are in the radar aren't they? I have done an edge like this and, yes, it is fiddly.

WV: loper -- University of Nebraska mascot.

Beth said...

That's going to be a beautiful quilt when you're done Libby.

Donna said...

I like the colors, unusual and warm.
Good for you for getting projects done, what an inspiration!

Susie said...

Looking forward to seeing the whole quilt finished.....I also want to see a photo of it on a bed.

Jeanna said...

I admire your quilt. Hexagons scare the dickens out of me and I so love the look. Nice work!

quiltsbycheri said...

will totally be worth it when done and mine will go so much faster as you've already had so much practice LoL!!!!

Betty Lou said...

The quilt is beautiful, you can do it, I know. I hear it will be a late spring so you have plenty of time. Be sure and show us when complete.

Jan said...

How funny! Just so long as there is snow on the ground somewhere, right? I need goals, too. This is a really cool GFG!

The Civil War Quilter said...

I have every confidence in you that you'll finish it before spring. Once the really cold weather arrives you'll be highly motivated! Good luck and enjoy.

Dawn said...

This is so beautiful! I think it's a great idea to kind of work around various areas - keeps it interesting!

Carol said...

It's amazing Libby! ENJOY the process...you're right...winter is long! Have fun!

Me and My Stitches said...

Love it! Your quilting is just wonderful. Can't wait to see the finished product - I'm sure you will be done in no time!

Lori said...

It is looking fantastic!!

Dixie said...

Your quilt looks so wonderful, Libby! How are you accomplishing those sides? It looks really tricky for sure. So glad you are hand quilting this one! Just LOVE this quilt...

sewprimitive karen said...

What a gorgeous picture. 30% done is fabulouso!!

suz said...

Linda - this quilt is going to be amazing!

Stina said...

As always.. nice catching up a little.. on your blog... just love your finishes.. and love to see that finally after 4 years.. you have a nother wonderful quilt finished... hooray to you.. and love your version of Cheris little fall quilt..;o)
Halloween will pass here at my place without any decorations at all this fall.. maybe we will have some visitors during this weekend.. who knows.. wonder how Molly will act when some scary faces turns up..;O))