Sunday, January 17, 2010

Turtle Quilt Update

Thanks to Loni and Jill talking about how much they like "The Closer" I have been able to complete several blocks on the turtle quilt in the last few weeks.

I bought the first season of "The Closer" on dvd and was immediately hooked, and bought the other seasons available. I want to finish the turtle quilt soon, so the rule became no "Closer" unless I was hand quilting. By abiding by the rule I was able to finish a few blocks. This weekend I had a "Closer" marathon that finished up the dvds, but it also allowed me to finish three blocks and I am 1/8 of the way through another spiral block. The spiral blocks take me several hours each.

Unfortunately, I have finished all the dvds, but now I am only 5 blocks away from starting on the borders of the quilt. In fact, I am so close I had the youngest set up my quilting frame tonight so that I can start the borders immediately upon completely the last block.

New rule, I must hand quilt at least an hour a night.

I know the youngest would like me to finish his quilt. He thanks me every time he sees me working on it. The end is in sight now and I am getting very excited about having a completed quilt that is hand quilted.


Loni said...

You are doing a fine job Mamma... love in every stitch :)

Seren Dippity said...

I'm not much of a turtle person, but I love the colors and patterns you chose for this quilt. Beautiful. It will become an heirloom.
My mom just recently gave me a quilt that my grandmother made for my uncle, they are both gone now and she felt like I would be the one to most appreciate it. My uncle had no children.
One day your son will be telling his children (or grandchildren?) how he remembers when you made it and how excited he was seeing it near completion.