"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Monday, September 19, 2016

Japanese Cranes quilt finished.

Can't believe it is nearly a month since I've posted anything here!  Probably because I haven't had much to post, but I have been busy.  Sorting out my late friend's linens took a long, long time, and I have given some of them to her other friend to distribute to mutual friends.  I still have two boxes to sort out which ones I want to keep, and think about what to do with the rest.  A call to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre resulted in a lukewarm response, but I guess they didn't know what to make of my call.  So I've decided that I will just go ahead and make a doiley quilt, and when it is finished, I'll take it in there and ask if they would like to keep it to display, or raffle it to raise funds.

In the meantime, I've been working on my Cranes quilt.  I got the attic windows effect done, and planned to hand quilt each section, stitching the outline of the cranes and the landscape.  I bought the special quilting hoop, put one corner of the quilt in, and started stitching.  After about 20 minutes and 8 inches of stitching, I decided this was not for me!  My neck and back hurt, and the thought of doing the whole quilt did my head in :-(  

So I removed it from the hoop, threaded up the machine, and an hour later, all done.  I only stitched along the landscape borders, and left the cranes alone.  This quilt is not for show, it is just for my own satisfaction, and the Quilt Police will not be inspecting it, lol!

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The back is some fabric that I had in  my stash.




2 comments:

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Looks great, Gina xx

Jane Galley said...

well done on getting it finished, looks great