Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Feb Update BTCT

Well, Feb was a short month, but I did get more hand stitching done on my BTCT. I was sidetracked with piecing two other projects, but they are now finished.

Progress to report:
8 blocks are completely outlined. Huge accomplishment as this is where most of my time and energy is being focused.

Once the blocks are outlined, the grid work is what shines.  I've tried to stitch a line or two at the end of my sessions, so it's a slow process.

Now that it's got some quilting on it, the tank is getting easier to handle.  It still weighs the same, it's just denser and easier to handle.  I am committed to staying focused on this project, and now that we are going to have longer evenings, I can get in the yard for an hour after work and still have some time to rock the needle.

What are you staying focused on?



Janet O. said...

This is looking beautiful, Sharon. Good for you, staying focused.
I am trying to focus on finishing up a bunch of the minis I have created over the past year. The pile of flimsies is diminishing!

Anonymous said...

Looking good! I quilt with a hoop and have to quilt towards myself, so I look forward to moving out away from the centre...gigantor quilts get so much easier to haul around then, don't you think?

Louise said...

Sharon you will have this completed in no time. What an accomplishment!

Nancy said...

I am filled with envy. You sure have accomplished a lot.

Karen said...

Every stitch is worth the effort you are putting into it.

Barb said...

Thanks for the update on you quilt. It is truly stunning. I love when it starts coming together and get easier to handle.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your hand quilting is coming along so beautiful! You've really gotten a lot of stitching done.
I'm staying focused on finishing my Dear Jane quilt top. Crossing my fingers to have it completed in March.

Quilt Hollow said...

Staying focused is something I really have a difficult time doing especially with so much at a quilter's fingertips in the way of new, new, new! Your quilt is looking great!

Lori said...

I really like the gridwork--8 blocks outlined is a BIG thing. I'm still plugging along. Working on #16--lots of grapes. I enjoy this quilt as much now as when I started it.