Sunday, January 27, 2013
I'm keeping busy with quilting. I made the quilt top over 5 years ago but due to health issue I just couldn't get it in the frames until a few days ago. I've been quilting away on it, but it does get tiring on the ole back and fingers. I'll be working on it for the next 8 to 10 weeks or so.....that's about how long it should take. It's a queen/king size with LOTS of stitching on it. There's stitching every inch and a half on it. It's the most stitching I've ever done on 1 quilt before.
The quilt top pattern is called "If the Irish were Amish". It's a very pretty quilt made in burgandies and creams. The back is cream also, and I'm stitching it in burgandy so the stitching design will show up on the back. I'm looking forward to finishing it. It's the first quilt I've made for myself in a very very long time.
A plus about my quilting.....it keeps my mind off of food. I have to set timers to even remind myself to go eat, go let the dogs in or out, etc. So it's good busy work to quilt.
My Quilt From the Top:
Close Up of Top and Quilting I've done so far:
Quilting pattern on Back of Quilt: