Tuesday, 11 September 2012

The Neverending Sashing

On Sunday I may have mentioned, once or twice, how much I HATE sashing. And looonnnnnggggg seams. All that pinning... and then fighting the weight of the fabric whilst still trying to maintain an accurate quarter inch.

1 year, 2 months and 7 days
114 blocks (three didn't make the final cut)
Goodness knows how many pieces (but I fully intend to count at some point)
Over 60 different fabrics

I did it - my Farmer's Wife quilt top is finished. And this time I mean finished with a border.

Today's glamourous assistants need more training in the quilt-holding department, but my camera ran out of batteries....

The rest of the photos are taken indoors on the spare bed, which you can see is obviously too small.



I'm visiting Mum and Dad at the weekend, so I'll post some more photos then.
I have decided that I really want to straight line quilt it - quarter-inch outside each block in a grid format. But that requires a walking foot, which I don't have, and at the moment, can't afford. Linda has one for her machine, and there is a small chance it may fit my machine, but if not I think it will be on my Christmas list.

I have loved nearly every minute of this quilt. Obviously not the sashing, but piecing these little blocks has been fantastic. And I do intend to count how many individual pieces! I now need to work on some other projects and look for my next sampler quilt fix!

6 comments:

Cherie said...

Wow what a quilt! I think some firing is in order...
What a great finish!! =D

Karen M said...

What an accomplishment! Congratulations. Your FW quilt looks great. I think I have around 30 blocks. You are my inspiration. I will continue on.

Susan said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish.

Nic said...

Stunning! Congrats on the finish

Claudia said...

Very stunning!! I've been watching your progress and it's just as stunning all together as I imagined!

Recovering Perfectionist said...

Yay! Congrats on the big finish--it's stunning!