Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WOW - Unfinshed Quilt

This post is my first chance to participate in Esther's WOW - Work-in-progress On Wednesday. Normally I work on Wednesday, so don't have time for blogging, much less working on projects.

This is a quilt that was meant to be finished by today, for a special birthday. Here it was on Monday this week - not a completed quilt, not even a completed top. Just strips of hexagons, some of which were sewn to other strips.
At that stage I knew I wouldn't even get the top finished by today - there are meant to be a couple of borders on it after the hexagons are together. But I did hope to get all the hexagons joined. Then yesterday, on my second-last join (each of which took an hour, I might add) I made a slight mistake.

You can't tell, but right there I was sewing two incorrect hexagons together, and I didn't realise until I was half-way across the quilt. I couldn't believe I'd done it, and didn't have enough light left to start unpicking, much less complete the piecing.

So today the birthday celebrant received bits of his quilt top, and a promise that I would complete it. He kindly said, "Well, I'll be 50 for a year." So I guess that means I have 364 days left to turn this Work-In-Progress into a Finished Quilt. And because I won't have to be working on it in secret any more, it should be easier to get it done.

9 comments:

  1. It certainly is a Wow, so much to see and so much dimension. Maybe he can't see the mistake, i know i wouldn't be able to. Thanks for showing us, it's wonderful.

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  2. I love this quilt and have made a couple of them. They are fun to create but do take some thinking and time. Good job

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  3. What a lovely idea to make a quilt for a special birtday.

    Good luck finishing it on time before his 51st!

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  4. Wowwww is right; I think these colours have the wow factor. I'm making one too at present Vireya in reds & greens it's a WIP though!!!!, I must pull it out again when the family leave. It was lovely to see your name here. Cheers Glenda

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  5. Finished or not, mistake or not it looks fantastic. Happy stitching. Chrisb

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  6. 5o for a year! This made me laugh, my children have been waiting 5 years for their birthday quilts!!

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  7. Thanks for the comments, everyone!

    I've now unpicked the row that wasn't lined up properly. Stay tuned to see the whole thing pieced some time soon...

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