"It's like some kind of torture,"

“We’ll have to start to sew.” (with sincerest apologies to fans of The Muppet Show)

This project was started with the best of intentions a little over five years ago. It’s a wedding quilt for my sister and her husband who are (fortuitously) still happily married. I worked frantically at it for some time and then simply burned out. Finding the impetus to finish it just didn’t happen. I dug it out the other week and looked at it long and hard, only to realise that there’s really not much left to do. So I’m knuckling down and finishing it.

It measures 100″ square. I must be nuts. Pictures of the final thing to be posted when it’s done and when I can find a wall big enough to hold the sucker.

Any other insane folks out there finishing too many last-minute hand-made gifts? We should form a club….

I swore I’d never do this again, but I suspect I’ll be stitching furiously on Christmas eve.


Centre of Knotwork

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to the point


a quickr pickr post


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Hah. That’s what happens when you get the rest of the stuff done early – the stuff expands to fill the time available. No handmade gifts for me – I have a mountain of wrapping to do, the tree to finish, two days’ worth of company to cook for, a filthy house to clean, and Guilder to frame for it. I’m swamped.

  2. By the way, it’s also an amazingly beautiful quilt. I recall they used that dark green in their wedding decorations. They’re going to be thrilled.

  3. jenclair says:

    Oh, my gosh. This would take me a decade or more! Hah! I’d never even attempt it. It is lovely; I’ve always been drawn to Celtic knots and designs (and music, too)!

  4. Cecilia says:

    It’s so beautiful, ocngrats.

  5. jenB says:

    That is almost speechlessly beautiful. wow. just wow.

  6. Sarah E. says:

    Yeah, once Celtic Knotwork gets hold of you, no matter what genre, you’re pretty much hooked! Lovely work BTW!!

  7. VickyTH says:

    Thanks to you all! The project go side-tracked when I lost the templates. Now that they’re found, it’s en route to completion!

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