Friday, 5 October 2012

Let The Quilting Debauchery Begin!

I've been focussing on the HBC point blanket quilt and I'm very happy to say that I'm done the quilting!

When people ask me how long it takes to make a quilt, I give the usual, "Oh, it depends on the size, how detailed the pattern is and how intricate the quilting is." I find it's usually the piecing that takes the longest, but I now have a quilt where the quilting took about 10 times the amount of time that the piecing took. I'm now on the binding and I'll be sharing this quilt next week when it's my turn to host TGIFF!

Speaking of TGIFF!, our first Friday of OctoberQuest is up and running over at Better Off Thread. Janice has a gorgeous Over The Rainbow Mini Quilt to share and there's already a number of beautiful projects linked up from which to draw some inspiration! You are also more than welcome to link up one or more of your own finishes throughout the month of October and you'll be entered into a draw for one of two $50 gift certificates for Mad About Patchwork. Also, if you missed the announcement on Tuesday, Mad About Patchwork is also offering 10% off purchases for the month of October to TGIFF! participants - the code is TGIFF10.

Not that I'm eligible, but I'm eyeing this bundle of 13 fat quarters from Patty Young's Andalucia collection for Michael Miller...yummy!

Andalucia Bundle

This weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada, my favourite holiday. :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get to enjoy some turkey if you are celebrating Thanksgiving too. Gobble Gobble!


  1. Love your Hudson Bay Blanket!
    We have some up at the cottage - wool ones. Everyone tries to get them from the blanket box first!

  2. Oh my gosh, my quilting *always* takes a million times longer than the piecing. And then I have to paint it and stuff too...*sighs longingly and thinks of the piece she's working on now*

    Really looking forward to your big reveal!

  3. I love that quilt!! You did a wonderful job with it M-R.

  4. "how long did that take" is only slightly less annoying than "how much did that cost" and "who is that for"

    Have a great holiday.

  5. I can't wait for the big reveal!! I am hoping to have a finish of my own next week. I am falling far behind on my projects, hope to be finally posting about my orange star later today! Have a great weekend M-R!! Enjoy your holiday!

  6. I'm so excited to see that quilt completely finished. Some time, when I know a quilt is going to be detailed and take a really long time, I'm going to keep track of my time, so when someone asks that question, which is the question non quilters ALWAYS ask, I can say, 300 hours, 29 minutes and 7 seconds. Or whatever...

  7. I can't wait to see the finished HBC, that is a fabulous quilt :) Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Ah! I can't wait to see the HBC quilt!!! I miss HOME!! We're celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow - and then again in November :p.
    Happy Gobble Gobble!!!!!

  9. Thanks for visiting and commenting on the fabric win M-R....I have more on the way...some from Germany and not sure about the rest. This fabric is so cute for a baby quilt....I am answering you here because my desktop is so slow lately. I tried to get another email for blogger, but afraid I will mess things


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