Tuesday, October 19, 2010

5 days to go

... and counting

Engage panic circuits:
Panic circuits engaged !

The quilt binding has all been machined onto the front and I've just rounded the first corner onto side two of sewing it down to the back. Only another 300 inches of hand sewing to go [ or 400" if I manage to get the hanging casing on as well ]

At this point some of you might well be wondering why I'm showing you a photo of a big beige sack with elephants on. A reasonably valid question.
The big beige bag is, in point of fact, a very old, ragged, past-its-use-by-date, doona cover [ sans doona ] which currently contains the wedding quilt.

Just the bit that I'm currently hemming is exposed

and the theory is that this will enable me to:

a] be able to blog about it without ruining the surprise of how it looks now that it's all quilted.

b] so that I'm able to work outside in the glorious spring sunshine while it lasts

c] keep the quilt as free of cat hair, as is ever possible in this establishment [ as evidence, may I refer you back to the first photo ? ]
Total absence of feline 'additions' is - of course - a physical impossibility, but I'm giving it my best shot.


Lisa L said...

Can't wait to see the finished product! Hang in there - you are going to have so much fun!!

Donna Lee said...

Hard to believe it's down to just a few days. I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Alwen said...

A phrase like
"a big beige sack with elephants on"
is worth braving any distance to go and read.

I often wish I could knit like that & keep the dog hair off.