Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Is half quilted good enough?

Here is the progress on my Double Delight. For the last three Wednesdays I have worked on this lovely quilt. I have to remember that the quilt is beautiful and a whole lot of fun to piece. The quilting of it is going to kill me. I love this quilt I really do. I am finding that I am not enjoying this step of the process. I probably have 6 hours in on the stitch basting and quilting and it is only half done. I will not stitch baste again, I don't mind safety pins. I spend more time removing the threads than running the machine. I have broken at least 15 needles (I am not exaggerating!). I keep at it because I know if I put it away I will not come back to it. After I broke that last needle I decided it is time to get my machine serviced. Ah ha, an excuse. I promise to finish this quilt when I get it back from the guy.

Now I can move on to something else. I am trying to get caught up on my star BOM at Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I am not sure which block this is, I have 9, 10, and 11 to do. It was easy and straight forward and very striking.

I got a new camera but more on that another time. Here is picture I took with it at church tonight. This is Eric and his friend Raz.


Don Lund said...

I think being half-quilted is considerably better than a number of other "half" things you could be.
What kind of new camera did you get? Does it have built in GPS?


scraphappy said...

Like childbirth, the pain of the quilting will soon fade from memory. You'll just look at the lovely finished project and enjoy it. I really is a lovely quilt and worth all the angst.

Dionne said...

Half-quilted is better than half-baked, or half-yoked (maybe that's equally yoked) anyhow, keep at it. You will be so happy when it's all done!

Pippilotta said...

Hello Tamara,

I hope you will be finished with it soon. I am still at the 9 patches. I haven't had time.

I have an award for you on my blog.