Thursday, January 3, 2019

Progress, at Last

I've been working on this quilt called Across the Wide Missouri now for about 3 years.  Saw a finished quilt at a show in Springfield, MO and loved it.   It's all hand applique work so it takes time, at least for me.  When I began the project, I was just learning needle turn applique and I figured by the time I was done that I'd be pretty good.  I have improved a great deal but will be the first to admit that I'm still not "good" at it like some of my friends.   
hand appliqued blocks 
I've been putting it off but finally broke down and started the sashing strips to join them all together.  Lots of tedious measuring and cutting and I'll also have to make 47 different flying geese units to add into the sashing.  Its not hard work, just tedious. 
cutting sashing
My long arm quilter runs a 20% off deal during January and February so its a good time to get tops finished and off to her for quilting.  I can do them, but its not fun for me and turns into a real chore.  This time, I'll write the check.

Y'all take care


  1. I admire your work. I am not good with tedious work!

  2. That is a LOT of hand appliqueing! I haven't done that...or hand quilting in a long time. I really need to get on the ball....I have one quilt half hand quilted that has been sitting in the closet for 10 years. I need to get it done in 2019!

  3. It's going to be so pretty when it's done. A lot of work though! But if you can get a deal on the quilting, so much the better. That way you can focus on the part you enjoy most.

  4. Just found your blog! Always appreciate your kind words on mine - and WOW- that is a piece of beautiful artwork - all hand sewn, truly amazing - patience of a Saint!

  5. I am always impressed in the planning and care needed to make such things - I dont think I could do it!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne