|Sashing and Quilting Completed|
Finally finished with this little bugger. About two weeks ago I had hoped to finish the quilt using my Janome sewing machine. Alas when I attempted to top stitch the damn thing there was just too much friction and too much thickness; it wouldn't go through. For a moment I wanted to either scream or cry. I had so hoped to have it completed in time to give to someone for their Christmas present. Well the gods refused.
The next day I drove to our nearest quilting store and purchased a hoop, quilting needles, thread and quilting thimble, watched a couple of Youtube videos on hand quilting and I was off.
I had NO idea how time consuming hand quilting was. And as I spent the next two weeks hand quilting I wondered to myself why in the world anyone would knowingly decide to hand quilt??? I've never been more anxious and frustrated to get a project completed. Every night I came home from work I trudged into my studio and worked the quilt some more; it seemed as if it would never end.
On Christmas Eve I finally completed the quilt. And the funny thing is this, as I was six inches away from completing the quilt I was overcome with sadness. I didn't WANT to finish it! What the hell is that all about I wonder?
Anyway, I finished it, wrapped it up inside a box which I will ship out tomorrow.
There's a strange feeling when I finish a project like this, I can't quite explain it, but it's like having to say goodbye to a really good friend. As if a piece of you is taken away.