Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hurray!

It's taken 3.5 months and a couple hundred hours but the center 48" x58" section of this quilt is finally finished.  The time is purely an estimate based on the fact that in addition to 2 months of football, I also watch 110 episodes of LA Ink while I stitched.  I need to find another mindless series on Netflix that doesn't demand that I pay much attention, but helps to pass the time.

Yesterday, I moved on to the two outside borders.  I'm stitching in the ditch on the triangles, and adding straight (ish) lines on the green border.  After stitching on the white fabric, I'm finding the green batiks to be challenging to keep my stitches small.  I'm using a coated, dark green Coats & Clark quilting thread I had in the stash.  It is too thick to fit in my 12 needles that zip through the tight weave.  The new 11's I bought sew like a pudgy 10 so I'm in a bit of a pickle.

For those of you who are wonderful enough to leave comments, you may notice some changes.  I tried dropping the confirmation message, but I was getting tons of spam - mostly on old posts.  This morning I tried taking away the verification but adding a sign in requirement (Open ID or Google) which doesn't allow for anonymous comments.  No spam yet today so hopefully this will be a successful compromise.

12 comments:

Dolores said...

I too got rid of the ability to leave 'anonymous' comments and so far, no spam. This was about a week ago. Good luck with the quilting on the batik. I hope your blue lines come out of the white.

LynCC said...

Woohoo!!!! That center was a real job, but what an accomplishment. :) It's so pretty all done up.

Julie Fukuda said...

Your quilting time is really paying off with a beautiful result.
I see spam going out from some of the blogs that don't have that word puzzle but mostly they are from some long-ago post. I hope you have good luck with that. I know some people avoid replies when they face those words but even when I have to try many times, I don't care what method my friends are using.

Ethne said...

You amaze me, always, with your and quilting, but adding into that the amazing NTA that you've done on this quilt and I can only think of it as an heirloom..... well done ;0)

Thea said...

Your quilting is amazing!

Alison said...

Loving the progress! Hand quilting rocks!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your quilting!
P.S. I found that introducing comment moderation for older posts (as well as not allowing anonymous comments) has worked quite well at weeding out the spam...

Nancy said...

I am going to try the open ID for my blog since people don't like the confirmation thing. Too much spam also.
Your quilt is just amazing.

Dar said...

Your quilting looks amazing. That is one beautiful quilt. It tickled me to read you just learned to ride a motorcycle and also have the patience to quilt and applique so well. You rock!

Sharon said...

Love this quilt , love appliqué also particularly Baltimore appliqué and I am also addicted, I have yet to complete that heirloom Baltimore but working on it, keep up the good work

Bunny said...

You are JUST AMAZING. OMG fabulous work. Thanks for the heads up on the spam I hated the crazy word verification and also got rid of it and me getting spam.
Bunny

ANudge said...

Gorgeous! I hope you plan to enter this in a quilt show so more people can see it. What an accomplishment that center is!