I have spent the last couple of weeks putting the finishing touches on my 'Dear Prudence' Hexagon Quilt. It spent just over a fortnight stretched on the frame while I 'quilted' the layers together. I had to mark my spots with pins so that I could keep track of which parts I had done.
I then trimmed off the border. I had made it wider than I needed on purpose.....it's a lot easier to cut it back than to wish it was wider. After laying different fabrics down along the edge, it was a unanimous decision (me and Russell) that I use the cream for the binding. So on the morning of Tuesday 26th April the end was reached. Russell captured the moment.....the last stitch
I still have to make my quilt label (which will include just a 'few' more hexagons).......and also stitch the hanging sleeve down.......but the entry form has been posted off for the exhibition. It is now out of my hands and I await to hear whether it will be accepted into the exhibition.
So after 54.5 weeks........1,300 hours........17,977 hexagons...........approximately 500,000 stitches..........my journey draws to an end.......THE quilt is now finished. I'd like to thank everyone who has supported and encouraged me along the way ....... especially Russell. He has been so supportive and patient with me, has offered his advice and done the maths along the way. I could not have done it without him.