Fun in my fabric world....

Friday, February 7, 2014

Teetering on the edge...

Here are the circle game blocks placed together...



it is a fabulous pattern and I have really enjoyed the process. It has been an enjoyable, though lengthy process, and it is great to smell a finish in the, hopefully, not too distant future. The blocks are entirely hand pieced, a process I have really enjoyed...portable, quiet and contemplative.
But after this lengthy journey, I am actually contemplating sewing the blocks together by machine, I am actually quite terrified that, after getting this far, that I will lose my oomph sewing the top together by hand. Does this make me a quitter?


I am now working on the appliqué borders...slowly this project will come together and I know I will love the result. I am glad that this project still holds a "spark" for me!
Cardygirl xx


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23 comments:

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

So beautiful

Susan said...

It's turning out so well. No, you're not a quitter to machine sew the blocks together. Looking forward to seeing the borders.

Lorraine said...

Machine sew those suckers and celebrate a finish....once you finish the borders of course......and machining the blocks together certainly doesn't make you a quitter..in fact I would vote you the person most likely NOT to quit.

Jenny M said...

Love all those blocks. Looking forward to seeing the top completed.

Janet said...

Love it, I'm happy to hear how much you do too. Machine or hand sewing the blocks sound all right in my book.

Stephanie said...

Long term projects have a way of making us lose interest however this one is so fabulous I can only imagine it gets better with each "layer."

Maree: said...

I would be Machining the Blocks regardless me thinks you've done Enough Hand Stitching on this Baby.
Looking Pretty Awesome!

gracie said...

I love hand stitching. Your blocks are beautiful....brought a smile to my face.

Lori said...

That is really great! I love it!!

Heather said...

I can't imagine putting those blocks together by hand. I say use your machine and enjoy!

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

It so lovely! Don't even think you are a quitter girl! Sew it together by machine and be proud! Quilt it by machine too!!

Patchwork and Play said...

Yes! Sew all those seams by machine! I hand pieced my Museum Medallion mostly by hand but even Judy Newman, the designer, suggested sewing the long seams by machine! No one will EVER know! It's looking great, so go for it!

Nicky said...

Gorgeous, I can't believe they are all sewn by hand, that is incredible!

Jeanette said...

Beautiful.Yes use your machine. Hugs,xx

wish2stitch said...

Such an awesome project, I remember seeing it in the flesh last year. After hand sewing all of those curves, straight lines would be such a bore. Fire up your machine!!!

shez said...

wow Alison this quilt is gorgeous,love it,you should be very proud of yourself,you are nilly there.xx

Salley said...

Yes, a lot of projects can lose their spark cant they!...but not this beauty...not surprised you are on a roll with this...it is full of fun... machine piecing of the blocks will make it stronger.
Cant wait to see all the borders attached.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous Cardy, you have done an amazing job...machine sounds good...

Marg said...

I'd be machine sewing those babies together. So close to a finish now, it's looking fabulous.

Amanda said...

Looks fantastic.

Lynda said...

Looks fabulous. Love the border. I don't see any issue with machine sewing the blocks together.

Shay said...

Totally NOT a quitter. I say be kind to yourself and use the machine to finish that baby!

pandchintz said...

Quitter? NO! Quilter, YES!! So sensible to piece them together by machine. I do it, so it must be a good idea!!