What follows is my December Hand Quilt Along report:
One afternoon I took the quilt up to the studio and fussed with it. Years ago I pin basted it in order to machine quilt it and then decided to hand quilt it. When I decided to hand quilt the top, I should have then thread basted it…but was lazy. The pins do not hold the three layers securely enough, so periodically I have to smooth all the layers and re pin it. I put the whole bundle in my evening chair fully intending to quilt it that night. And here is what I found later that evening. It’s the cat equivalent of “the dog ate my homework”.
How could I possibly disturb the little man?!? The cats always love whatever I am working on, so now I put the quilt where they can’t reach it. However, last night Gizmo jumped in the middle of my lap, and the quilt….what can a cat loving quilter do?
That concludes my excuses for lack of progress…
Seriously, I have divided the quilt into quarters with pins so that I can keep track of what I have accomplished. I have gotten my rhythm back and am enjoying the work, even quilting around all the triangles. ( Kerry asked and here is the answer: There are 352 flying geese and 160 New York Beauty spikes.)
Here are links to the other talented quilters participating. Go check them out and give them some atta girls!