Tuesday, 5 March 2013

A Lovely Year of Finishes - March Goal

I thought it was about time I set my March goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.  My goals for January and February were both "gimmes" - things I was close to finishing and knew I would have done before the end of the month.

This one is a much bigger challenge.  Literally. 


Regular readers are probably sick of seeing this quilt top by now.  I finished it in October last year, but it is still hanging around (again, literally, it is hanging over the bannister at my parents' house) unquilted.  The size of the thing (84" by 87") has me daunted. 

I did come up with a cunning plan to try and talk my local long-arm quilter into teaching me how to quilt it, but to no avail.  I am determined to quilt it myself, so I have come up with another cunning plan - I will get it basted by my local long-arm quilter (no pins!), and then just go for it.

This quilt is for my youngest brother, and his birthday is in early April, so I am setting myself the goal of completing the quilting by the end of March.  I will give myself the first couple of days of April to finish the binding.

Phew, I'm glad March is a long month...
A Lovely Year of Finishes

7 comments:

Kirsten said...

The orangey-reds really pop in this quilt. And getting it basted would be a great help as that is quite a tedious process.

Elmosmate said...

how are you going to quilt it? in the ditch? all over pattern? great challenge, i need to get moving with my FAL projects.

Marit said...

I'd be daunted by a quilt that size too! Good luck:)

Camilla said...

You go girl! I'm sure you'll do a beautiful job! Look forward to seeing what you come up with...

Fran said...

Hooray, I've finally bought a triangle template this morning, after seeing so many great triangle quilts!

Rachael said...

No one could ever get sick of this quilt, it's stunning!! Have fun quilting it :)

Rachael

capitolaquilter said...

daunting is right - but just take it a bit at a time, you will survive!