Apr 23

Wedding Quilt Progress

Yes there is some. But I have to warn you, it doesn’t look like much.

I have completed all nine of these:Grand Block

These are 27 inches on a side, so there is no way they would all fit on my design wall. So I’ll just show you this recycled picture. πŸ˜‰

Then I couldn’t decide for a while whether to sew the nine Grand Blocks together or work on the 60 other blocks for the border. If I sewed the Grand Blocks together, I’d have a very false sense of being close to done (plus, I wanted to keep using the gray thread so I didn’t have to spend time swapping that out), so I decided to go for the little six inch blocks. I got started on the first 28, which are just like the ones that I’ve been working on.

And that is all the progress there has been. I’m hoping to finish the top within the next two weeks so that I can get it layered and start hand quilting. I want to see how much my hands will let me quilt in a day without falling off.

I also did a bit of hand quilting on the 2009 Designer Mystery BOM which is on my frame, just because I felt like hand quilting. I won’t make any progress at all on that one once I start quilting the wedding quilt. I wonder if it will ever get done. Sigh.

Quilt on!


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  1. Kati R.

    You.Are.Hand.Quilting.It… Brave! πŸ™‚ I’m glad you’re making progress, Gretchen! It will be a beautiful quilt!

  2. Diane Rincon

    You’re doing it, Gretchen and you need to do it at a pace you’re comfortable with, to prevent burnout and injury to your hand. They will be married a long time after all.

  3. Valerie

    Progress, progress! Love how you keep working away at this large project.

  4. The Reader

    wow!!! that is stunning! I completely understand what you mean about false sense of almost-done; I am facing that right now with the project I am working on. It does spur me on to keep working, though πŸ™‚

    I hand quilted a wee tiny little wall hanging (12″ x 12″) and am beyond impressed with those who hand quilt whole big quilts. Wow. Take your time with it; the end result will be well worth it!

  5. rosa

    It`s just beautiful.Go you can!!

    I hanquilting too.

  6. Wanda

    Very pretty. I love the colors. The quilt will be stunning when it is done.

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