I'm happy to say that all six quilts that went to Chicago for quilting got done. And, I'm happier to say that my knees are none the worse for it. I wasn't sure at the time but after giving it some thought, I'm pretty sure marathon quilting could be an Olympic sport. I was able to get one done on the afternoon I arrived, two done the next day and double down and finish three on the last day.
If you missed earlier posts on this (and there have been a few), I fell in love with this quilt when Lynn Dykstra posted about it on her blog, klein meisje quilts. She details falling in love with it under An Extravagant Welcome and goes on to give detailed instructions on the construction. She also made twice as many of these little babies as I did!
I fell in love too and knew I wanted to make it -- even if I wasn't sure where it would end up. You can check out the posts listed as "dollies" to get my take on it. They go together beautifully and I was fortunate enough to have some fat eights of skin tone solids I had bought years and years ago at Keepsake Quilting with no idea what I would do with them. The pix of the quilt are not so good -- we were fighting the wind yesterday as we were trying to get pix. It's really not curvy and does lie flat -- I promise.
So, I will be putting my dollies up for adoption and will trust they find a good home and someone that loves them as much as Lynn and I do. I am also going to start lobbying for marathon quilting in the next winter olympics!
I hope you are working on something you love! Jan