Friday, December 1, 2017

In the Hoop

I don't have much to show for November progress on 17ufosin2017. The eagle quilt is the only one to gain any forward motion at all, and that's only because I need my hoop time like I need to breathe. It's not by chance that this is the only quilt in the hoop at the moment. Way past time for this one to see a completion!
Eagle quilt getting some stitching time
Assuming life would cooperate and one full hoop could be stitched each day, this quilt would be finished in just over two weeks. But we are talking about December. I'd be absolutely delighted to see a finish by the end of the month! And we really never know anyway. Border work sometimes causes its own kind of momentum. Seeing the light at the end up the tunnel sometimes makes us pick up speed or ahem! knuckle down and put in that extra little bit of time. Which always adds up. I had a really, really hard time wanting to stitch in the center of this particular quilt. In comparison? The border just seems easy, peasy.....

11 comments:

  1. I know what you mean...I need that little bit of quilting time too, each day.

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  2. I wish my DH understood just how much I need that quilting time each day. And precious little of that this week since the new puppy joined the household. But as you said, it is December and probably a good time to relax the pace just a bit. It'll be great to see this upcoming finish whenever you have it completed.

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  3. I need my quilting time each evening - but it is easy for me - no kids at home, an undemanding husband, and such is my life - sometimes I wish I had a busier life and then I slap myself and say what! enjoy this leisure time

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  4. When I finally finish the center of a quilt I breathe a sigh of relief, thinking I'm just about finished. Then I begin on the border and it often seems equal in size to the center of the quilt and takes me just as long. And my borders usually aren't wider borders. But I suspect you quilt pretty quickly, Audrey. Yes, I need my quilting time each day, too. I missed a few days over Thanksgiving with my little grandchildren here. I'll give up quilting time for them -- hands down they get my time.

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  5. I too tend to speed up once the end seems to be in sight, though of course there's always more work than you expect. Good luck squeezing in an hour a day between now and Christmas!

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  6. I just love that vine border! Looking forward to seeing this one finished, binding and all. So unusual to see the eagle holding tulips. Thanks for your blogging ... so interesting and inspirational!

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  7. Nothing more beautiful than a hand quilted quilt! This one will be wonderful!

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  8. Your hand quilting is creating some awesome texture. I'm betting you'll be done by the end of December

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  9. I always love the green you used for the main star around your eagle. So unexpected and so exciting. Good luck with this finish.

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  10. That's amazing to think that you could finish hand quilting this in only two weeks!! I always thought hand quilting would take ages.

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