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Day 148

At last, my quilt is done! It took a little over 4 hours to complete all the ties, and then I decided to stitch around the edges using different threads I’d used for the appliqué. I should have pinned the edges first, they’ve ended slightly crinkled…but for now it’ll do.

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Looking forward to sleeping under it later!

Day 147

There was every intention to race through the knotting and finishing of the quilt today, however, I’m incubating a cold which is coming with a deep headache and associated apathy, so I’ve made a start on a row. I’ve also realised that I may have to rest the quilt on the table downstairs, ‘cos I can’t do it all on my knees!

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I decided the actual knots should be on the back, partly because its going to have an ombré effect as I have three shades of purple to use 🙂

Day 146

All turned out…took a moment is evening to stitch the two sections of bump together, trim against the size of the quilt and turn out. I’m pleasantly surprised to find that so far, so good. Put a couple stitches in each corner to hold the bump to e back side of the quilt, shaken it out from each side it’s almost settled where it belongs. Next I need to decide whether to stitch the opening closed first, or put some of the ties in place, but that decision is for tomorrow.

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Day 138

Progress made today, the back is attached, corners mitred…then I came to a halt. I’ve worked out how I’m going to do my inner, though there needs be a seam, pondering whether it should be exactly in the middle, or if it can be lower down. Pleased with how it’s looking though 🙂
I had to clear a space big enough to work with…

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a whole lot of fabric

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Finally sides stitched together, needed to even them out, spread out once more upon the floor.

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Corners all ready to be stitched.

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Setting out the middle.

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Corners looking good.

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Day 130

The final squares today, these and a couple more of my mother’s wedding fabric.

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The embellishments are most definitely inspired by my doodling habits!
I’m thinking of using the fabric throw pattern from Merchant & Mills book to fix the top and bottom together, so there’ll be some of the bottom showing around the top. I bought a sheet a while back as the backing, but now I’m not so sure.

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Meanwhile, as a gift for the birthday boy who’s 40th birthday party is tonight, some mocha fudge, finished with the coffee flavour chocolate beans I used on the cakes yesterday 🙂

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Day 127

Two birthdays today, one I almost allowed to slip by! My good friend – a stonemason – has her birthday today. I rushed home and made a very quick and simple birthday tea, including a quick cake! Pretty cups and saucers and my Granny’s platter for sandwiches made for a lovely couple of hours.

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When she had left I decided to tackle another couple of squares, and this time the tension behaved! Three more squares complete. I think about the same number left I’ve already planned, but think I’ll have to take a look at the overall quilt before deciding if it’s done.

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This shape is one I like to doodle, I find the shape very pleasing, a little like a peacock feather.

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