Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Few Spirals

I've made some good progress the past few days. I wanted to take a photo of the central rectangle before I turn the poles again. All the visible stitches are stab stitched. The rectangle is 8 or 9 inches wide. (There's very little natural light this morning--the flurries are starting, and we should have a couple of inches by dinner time--and the lamps make these colors look darker than they really are.)



Here's a bit of detail (with the colors skewed the other way), showing one of my attempts at a little person.

The quilting is roughly three-quarters done. Yay! Around this time in a project, I get antsy and start calculating the number of hours of work left. Current estimate: 13 to 15. Total hours will be close to 60. The cutting and piecing probably took another 8 to 10, and I figure 3 or 4 for binding.

Once every few days, my husband wanders in, looks over my shoulder as I quilt, and says, baffled, some variation of "Where do you get the patience for that?" I have no idea.

4 comments:

mandy said...

I love the spirals! I hand quilted some a while back and it was my favorite quilting I've ever done. I love to quilt by hand, but I'm always so disappointed by what the back looks like! What do your backs look like? Is there a way to make them look nice? If I could learn that, I'd never machine quilt again!

ale balanzario said...

Hola, I just discover your blog, love your work and the colors you work with, your quilts are lovely, your hand quilting is so good. :)

Cathy said...

Meg, you do great hand quilting..very smart! I love the spirals. I made a spiral wall hanging one time. My daughter loveed it so much she took and it is in her home now!

Cathy said...

Meg, you do great hand quilting..very smart! I love the spirals. I made a spiral wall hanging one time. My daughter loveed it so much she took and it is in her home now!