IT IS FINISHED!
Four years of piecing and sewing and piecing and giving up and piecing and oh dear heavens WHY did I choose this quilt and what was I thinking?
There was sewing and planning and sewing...so much planning and sewing...
And retreats...at which there was more sewing...
But I gotta say, the top looked quite stunning when finished:
And the cats were really fond of it!
Certainly the quilting on it is terribly amateur - my plans to use a friend's quilting frame with my domestic machine were stymied by the limitations of the throatspace on my domestic:
So I just did the edges on the frame, and resolved to do the rest of the quilting in FMQ, off-frame, on my domestic.
That didn't go as well as I might have liked. First time FMQ a full quilt on my domestic, even with rulers? Yeah, nope.
Ah well, it's done - and after so very very long! 4 years to make it! Oy.
The next handsewing project is another quilt from Hammerstein's Millefiori Quilts book: Made By Restless Hands. I hope to get a start on that in Q3 2018. But more on that later...