So to the final exhibit on the final day of The Twelve Days of Christmas Quilt Festival.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing them as much as I've enjoyed looking at them again, thank you so much for stopping by and perhaps you feel a little inspired to thread a needle and give it a go.
I know I've
shamed inspired myself to keep busy on some sewing projects alongside all the reading and knitting.
Who knows perhaps I'll do a mini DGR beginners class on the blog soon.
So to the final confession and here it is,
The Millenium Quilt, the Great Unfinished.
The design was simple and conventional,each block chosen purely for its name and the significance that name had for our lives here in The Valley.Tucked away in there Fox and Geese, Sunnylanes, Buffalo Ridge (nearest we could get to cows), Autumn Star, Flight of Swallows et al.
The central block is Milky Way and that took centre stage as does our perfect view here of it in the pure, unpolluted darkness of our night sky.It's a blessing that we never take for granted.
I've entered quite a few smaller unfinished things in quilt exhibitions this year as I know that will ensure they are finished.Somehow I haven't quite had the courage to enter this and to rush it now would almost be a crime, I think it's a life's work and will be completed in the fullness of time whenever that may be.
Techy stuff for those that like to know.
Rotary cut and machine pieced using designs from the book Around the Block by Judy Hopkins.
Quilt - 82" x 82"
Blocks - 12",
Lattices - 6",
Central block - 29" x 29" (inc borders)
Finally, for this one I used a calico backing and wool batting, it's like quilting butter.