Quilting Marathon

After three days of nearly non-stop quilting, I'm ready to sew the binding on the Solstice to Solstice quilt. On this last day of quilting, I got back to a more curvy "C," but honestly, looking at the quilt, I can't see where one day ended and the next day started. It all blends together when seen as a whole. This was the final block. It's the one I made for Earth Day:

When I get the whole thing finished, and I have someone (or maybe two people) to hold the quilt upright, I'll give you a key that tells what each block represented. For now, the quilt is so large (86 x 86 when finished), I can't get a good picture of the whole thing without help. Even risking my life standing on something tall won't help, and so I just took a few pictures from different angles.

Here's how it looks from the back:

Okay, but that wasn't my only finish for the day. Also, and as expected, I finished the embroidery on the next Dancing Chickens and Flying Pigs quilt block. This one is called "Butterflies and Hares."

There was more help available that one really needs for this task, but I had plenty of assistance measuring and cutting it to size.

With butterflies and hares, you can expect that quilt block to hop around, and so Sadie helpfully held it down.

Smitty assisted in keeping everything straight while I took a picture of all three blocks together. Wait for it...

There we go. These are all the blocks I have so far for this quilt. It's so whimsical and fun. I can't wait to have all the blocks finished.

Yesterday afternoon, both kitties were taking advantage of the catio to harass the squirrels. I'm not sure who's harassing who, but the kitties would claim the high ground here.

Why does she always tap on the glass like that, Smitty?

I don't know, Sadie, but it's exaspurrating. Just ignore her and go back to making faces at the squirrels. When you turn around, she'll be gone.

Today I'm going to try to get an early start (read that: "before noon") and get my grocery shopping done. I have a couple of other errands to run, but then I'll get going on the binding for the Solstice quilt. There are some other things to do, but I expect I can have it ready for hand-stitching by the end of the day.

4 comments from clever and witty friends:

Lyndsey said...

Well done and great finishes. I remember the blocks in the making and I can't wait to see the whole quilt now it is done. These large quilts are just so awkward to get a good photo of without help.

gpc said...

I can't imagine quilting anything so big, just amazing.

Julierose said...

Loving that solstice and the chicken quilt is so cute and funny! You are so prolific...hugs, Julierose

piecefulwendy said...

I'm so glad (and impressed) that you stuck with the Solstice blocks and now have the quilt done and quilted! Woohoo! And you finished some other projects too. I think you are good to go for your upcoming trip!