Sunday, November 28, 2010

Unfinished objects

Originally uploaded by Petitselefants
This is my offering for the current round of Modern Swappers. It's been under construction for approximately 100 years, but given that the due date for posting is looming dangerously near, I put my foot the floor (quite literally) and got it finished. Now all that's left to do is to hand-stitch the binding down (so yes, it has advanced a little further than what you see in the photo!)

Can I just say at this juncture, my least favourite part of making a quilt, has got to be making the binding, and of that part, my least favourite part is making a mitred join for the two ends. Arrrggghhh. If anyone has some killer tips on how to get it just right without tangling yourself up in knots, I will think of a reward for you!!

That aside, I did really enjoy making this, the circle of geese block was fun - will definitely make some more of these! Love the half square triangles block, and the hexagons were also fun to make. And I love these colours. So, I really hope my partner likes the finished product!

It has been very quiet on the blogging front recently. Work has been so busy that there's been little time for sewing and as a result, even less time for blogging. And now I can't believe it's about 5 minutes until Christmas. And I am so not ready for that!

Now, on to my next unfinished object....

How are your unfinished objects going? Any that you MUST get finished before Christmas?


  1. it looks lovely so far, Danielle! and about the binding: why not sew it on by machine?? i can´t stand the handsewing part and especially how much time it would take to do so, so i chose to sew everything by machine. there´s a good tutorial from Rita at Red Pepper Quilts if you want to give it a try.

  2. As I said on flickr - it's great :)
    I do envy your swap partner.
    As for unfinished objects, I hope to get the top of my first quilt finished this weekend(yeah, I know, instead of starting small I decided to make it more or less big enough to cover our bed)
    And I have no idea how I am going to quilt it, but still I will ;)

  3. I LOVE these colors! I found you from a Flickr post and was wondering which gray fabrics you're using. Well done!

  4. I love it. It hangs on my sewing room wall where I can see it all day as I sew and knit Every time I look at it up close I find another fabulous detail. Thank you so much again, Danielle. I could not have been happier!!!!!!!


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