I can't tell you how excited I am to be able to show you this quilt. It is still a top. I completed the top last night while we were watching the specials about 9/11. The hours spent on it I did not keep track of, which made me decide I am going to keep a diary with the one I began last night. Yes I began another one, but before I reveal the other one I will show you this one. The pictures aren't great but I couldn't wait (I will replace them with better ones when the camera battery is charged.)
The quilt top grew to be very large. I was unable to hang it on the wall because it was so heavy and being hand pieced I was worried the weight would pull out the stitches.
Here is "Treasured Time"
The top spread over a queen size bed.
The right side of the bed. The border is Jenny Beyer Eyelash (Navy) from her "Moonglow" pattern about 10 years ago (I used all but a couple of inches X 6 inches). It is 4 inches when finished. The squares are 4 inches finished. The drop on the side is about 24 inches.
The left side of the bed. You can't see it in the photos the navy border is on all 4 sides.
I haven't decided how I will quilt it yet. I was wanting to hand quilt it, but when I realized how large it had grown I am contemplating machine quilting it. I don't have a long arm but I do have a short arm, but I am not sold on the idea of pantographs on it. I do know I will not be using my home machine to quilt it!
I forgot, there is a very nice memory attached to this quilt. When I was getting close to finishing ...the first time, I decided I wanted to make it several rows larger. I only had 4 blues left in the stash which I hadn't used in sashing. I queried my internet friends for blue rectangles 2 1/2" X 4 1/2". I needed 80 more. I didn't want to repeat any of the blue fabrics in the quilt. By the end of the week I had 90 rectangles in my mail box. In all of those there was only 2 doubles with the ones I had already used. When I look at the quilt I think about how people I have never met came to my rescue.
There are no repeats in the colored squares either.
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