4 days to go and counting

It is a mad race to the finish, in my house at the moment. I even took the additional 3 days off work to focus on quilting. I am desperately trying to finish my “Phased Circles” quilt so I can enter it in QuiltCon on Sunday.

Phased Circles Outside
(I know you have seen it before, sorry it will be over soon).

I might need a sanity check after this one. I decided to choose matchstick quilting and each block is taking me about 12 hours….but I am loving how it looks and feels. Here are blocks 1 & 2 which I have switched the direction of the matchstick quilting. Blocks1_2_quilting_top

Blocks 2 & 3, where I changed up 3 to be crosshatched/gridded quilting. Blocks2_3_quilted

The quilting on the back pops on the black fabric!! Blocks2_3_quilting_back So, on that note 3 more blocks, a border to quilt and binding to go….and only 4 days. I might have a couple a very long days/nights.

Linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

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9 thoughts on “4 days to go and counting

  1. Anne

    Oooh man, you got this!!! Keep stretched out, pace yourself, and be kind to your body. Drink lots of water. 🙂
    You probably don’t need a coach but I suddenly just fell into that, sorry!
    It’s going to look spectacular!! I can’t wait to see it in person at QuiltCon!

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  2. Renee

    Oh my gosssshhhhhh 12 hours per block!!! Craziness. We’re cheering you on! Would LOVE to see it in person at QuiltCon! I will go pour you another double espresso…

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  3. Judy

    I know how time can be running when you want to finish your work for a competition or exhibition, and the emptiness after. I did not need a sanity check after the sewing-marathon, my sewing-room needed it and I really cleaned up the mess there, that was good! Good luck!

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  4. kitty

    You can show the Phased Circle over and over again,because I Love seeing this quilt. It’s a great design and I’m sure it will be a serious contestant in QuiltCon! The matchstick and crosshatched quilting seem the perfect choice to me. The best of luck!!

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  5. knitnkwilt

    It looks great. (Can’t remember if I have said so or just thought it before.) Matchstick quilting and cross hatch is perfect. The less time I have to finish something, the more likely I am to come up with a time-consuming design, and nothing else will do. Here’s to your timely finish!

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  6. patty

    Your quilt is fabulous! I spent my entire Thanksgiving working on my quilt and I feel you pain! I finally finished at 3 p.m. on Sunday. I posted it today on my blog. Now it is just a matter of waiting to see if our pieces get accepted. Best of luck to you!

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