Thursday, January 31, 2013
Ninja Turtle Quilting Progress
So, I didn't QUITE make my January goal of totally finishing the quilt. However, I did pretty good, if I do say so myself! This month I have had sickness going around for myself and the kids. Snuggling a sick little girl means that my hands are not free to quilt. Although, there were times when she was feeling better, but I was sick and she snuggled under the quilt with me as I worked. :) Also, I couldn't find the masking tape when I finally got a chance to baste the quilt, so I had to wait for my next trip to the store to buy some, so I didn't even get started until halfway through the month. Even with all of these set-backs (or excuses, whatever you want to call them) I got ALL of the hand quilting finished on the Ninja Turtle quilt. I didn't skimp on this one, either. No, Ma'am.
Lots of tiny little hand quilting stitches and around the turtle most of them had to be taken one at a time because of the thickness of the layers.
This isn't a little baby quilt, either. I compensate for my loooooong delay time in making baby quilts for my nieces and nephews by making them large enough to use as toddlers. I think this one will finish between 45-50 inches square.
So, I could have pushed myself to get it done today, but last night I had a splitting headache from the neck strain of leaning over a quilt so much lately. It just isn't worth it to me. Today, I am taking a break. I finished my Valentine's Day decorating (more on that tomorrow) and I am going to clean, do more laundry, and dye some basket reed. Maybe I will even brave the wind and get out in that oh-so-rare sunshine!
My February goal will be to attach the binding (which might be a little tricky since some squaring up will need to be done) and really, really finish the quilt this time! Not as lofty of a goal as last month, but Easter basket season is beginning for my shop, so that will consume a great deal of my "craft time" for awhile.