Wednesday, March 05, 2008

And now, the end is near.....

and soon it is the final countdown :-)

The block to the right has 229 pieces according to the book, and as you see, the block is only 6" finished.
The last block is under construction, by hand.
I have done nearly all the blocks by machine through this quilt, but these stars are small and easier to do by hand.

I had tomorrow, Thursday, as my personal deadline, but I see I have to push the deadline a day or two - Friday, hopefully!

In case you wonder - no, I am not tired of red and white, but I am so ready for other projects :-)

22 comments:

Gudveig HN said...

Du er utrolig flittig og iherdig! Men så blir det et lekkert teppe også, så det er jo verd strevet! Forstår godt at du ser frem til andre - og nye prosjekter nå!
JEG ser frem til å få se det ferdige teppet ditt! Er spent på hvordan du velger å få det quiltet.

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Unbelievable, so many pieces!

Chookyblue...... said...

oh Hanne so close........so exciting but sad also and there will be no more of these great red blocks........enjoy stitching your last block........

May Britt said...

Oh....I do not think I will start this NI quilt.
You soon reached your goal!!!! Jippiiiii!!!!!!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Wow - what patience and dedication you've had to this quilt. It is beautiful and I'm wondering whether you'll feel sad once it's completed? Will you feel the need to take a break and reflect on it as something to move on from? And one more question - will you hand quilt it?

Nancy in Norway said...

Incredible! You are going to reach your goal!

Sigrun said...

Jeg er kjempeimponert over at du har orket.Det skal bli spennende å se den ferdig.

Elaine Adair said...

You deserve a gold star! My word, such determination you have.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Just mind boggling...this is going to blow us all away I think once it is all completed....

Elisabeth Augusta said...

Det er ikke bare nesten - det ER galskap med 229 biter på 6".

Anne Heidi said...

Oh my goodness, that is a lot of pieces in one little block! Congratulations on getting it done in such a perfect way! Almost there- I'm cheering you on to the finish :-)

Rose said...

With the end so close, you must be so proud of yourself!! I adore these blocks!!! Well done Hanne, im in awe of your patience!!!

Christine said...

What an amazing stitcher you are. 229 pieces in a 6" block! I have really enjoyed seeing all your NI blocks. The finished quilt will be stunning.

Belém said...

Great work Hanne. I count the triangles on the block on the right and realised they only have a1/2" side. How can you sew such tiny pieces????

Anne Ida said...

Oh, you have nearly reached your goal!!! WELL DONE!!!

Lise said...

STÅ PÅ!!!!!!!!

Sølvi said...

Flotte blokker, dette greier du!

Mary Ann said...

Oh, Hanne, congratulations on being "almost" done! It must feel just fantastic...you have really created a beautiful quilt here! Cheers, Mary Ann

Susan said...

I cannot imagine ever doing that block! It looks fabulous, but tiny isn't me. You must have tons of patience! It's so thrilling that you are almost finished, and so close to on schedule!

Helen said...

Your nearly insance quilt is coming along nicely. When will I have time to make one (lol). As you know I bought the book! It amazes me how quickly you came so far. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Inger Lise said...

Wow for et mesterverk Hanne! Du er helt utrolig. Denne må du få laget en scrapbook av hele historien med bilde av quilteren og teppet i maskinen over there.
Klem Lise

Elly D said...

Hanne I am in awe!!! So many pieces in such a small block. What patience you must have. Congratulations on getting your top finished. It must be hard letting it go in the post. I'll bet you will be anxious for it to be returned safe and sound to you. It is a beautiful work of art and talent. Thank you for sharing your journey with us all. Hugs Elly