A bit of a happy dance occurred recently--my Lifetime Quilt came off the Design Wall and is now a finished top, 100" x 100":
Here it is getting ready to go "under the needle" for that LONG center seam:
It took 25 minutes to PIN that seam. And almost that long to sew it.
I was merrily stitching along, thrilled to see the end, did the last stitches and took it out. Guess what? I ran out of bobbin thread about half way through...
So, I said "Boulder, Boulder, Boulder" (that's a big dam) and repinned and resewed. Then I pressed the seam open and stay-stitched all around the perimeter. The whole process of joining the big sections and sewing the final seam took about three hours.
It is HEAVY! There are 12,800 triangles and each Half Square Triangle unit finishes at 1.25". There is almost as much seam allowance as triangle.
Here is it resting on a queen-size bed:
I have written about this quilt several times: here is just one of the times.
The quilt that inspired me is this Half Square Triangle Antique quilt. Since I saw this 3 and a half years ago, I have seen several more like it:
I don't know what the next Lifetime Quilt project will be--something has come up that is taking a lot of time so that decision can wait for a couple months. Stay tuned...
Congratulations for sticking with it to the end. What a beautiful quilt with lots of memories of the fabrics used.ReplyDelete
Wow, just wow. What an amazing masterpiece.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on a wonderful finish!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! I’m proud to have seen it in progress. Will you quilt with straight stitching of a design?ReplyDelete
It is named correctly! OMG Congratulations. You did a wonderful job.ReplyDelete
I went back through the links you provided and copied your word instructions so I can go back and look at them. Thank you.
What an accomplishment! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
It is amazing and beautiful! I know that you are so proud as well you should be :) I'm glad that it will be on your own bed - you deserve to see it and enjoy it everyday.ReplyDelete
Sooo fabulous! Congratulations... that is an amazing accomplishment!ReplyDelete
Wow! Wow! Wow! This is a stunning finish! It’s the kind of quilt that you can stare at forever and never see it all. Just incredible.ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful! You have inspired me to make something similar.ReplyDelete
Breathtaking, Barbara! You have every right to be proud of this. It boggles my mind!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! what an amazing feat. It would be such fun to study all the fabrics. I give you an A++ and a Lifetime Achievement Award.ReplyDelete
I bet it is heavy with all those seams. It is gorgeous! Congrats on getting the top together!!ReplyDelete