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Once upon a time.. I made this flimsy for my honey… truly this flimsy came to be on December 7
And he imagined… that I had it finished! Ha ha!
In actuality he was beside me as I marked this top for hand quilting here….
And when WE pinned the flimsy for quilting here…
He watched as I fashioned my first feather in the sashings here…
And he cheered me on figuring out such a detailed pattern he decided he wanted on the blocks here…
I have had to learn HOW to use a pounce pad with chalk for marking this colorful quilt… it has been challenging but I am loving all I have learned 🙂
Today I am working on the 20th block… and with all the feathers I have done… THIS block will mark a 75% completion of the hand quilting!!!
Of course there is also a needle.. I prefer a short stubby needle that doesn’t bend much… each hand quilter likes a different kind it seems… I use a John James #8 to accomplish my work… and since I don’t have lots of gadgets the ones I do have a fun! lol
Here are 2 views of the 20th block on my journey hand quilting…
I am right handed… so I decided to start about the 9 o’clock position and work my way counter clockwise around the circular pattern of swirls… it is working out quite nice I think!
If you look close you can see the stitching I have started about 9 o’clock going to about 8 o’clock at this writing… depending on the day as to how much I quilt but these blocks usually take a few days to finish 🙂
And that is where I am at with my project… hope you enjoyed walking down memory lane with me on the journey this quilt has taken us with it… can’t wait til I can talk my honey into posing with the finish though! lol