I took a moment this morning to snap a couple of photos of my black and white quilt. The sun is actually shining today and the quilt was just begging for my attention!
The quilt is officially half way done now. It measures 70″ by 45″, once it’s done it will be a 70″x90″. There are 54 hand quilted squares there! (and that means 54 more to do, oooh).
I am still really liking the quilt as you go method for joining the squares . With this technique you never have to have more than one block’s width rolled up under the arm of your sewing machine. (the blocks are hand quilted, but pieced together by machine). I also love that it is pieced together so that it is patchwork on the front and back, too. To be honest, I am feeling a bit intimidated with the amount of work left to do. Each of these blocks takes me 45 minutes to an hour to quilt (I’m slow, but getting better!). I even toyed with the idea of machine quilting some of the squares just to keep motivated and get some of it done quickly, but a friend told me, “Don’t do it! you’ll never forgive yourself”. I laughed, but I thought about it and she was right. I just know I’ll be proud of it when I’m done and know that I put so much effort into it, and didn’t compromise my plan.
Right now I just want it done so I can snuggle up under it.