Not the best of photos but you get the picture…these are my hand embroidered squares, joined and ready to be quilted.

TODAY’S ADVENTURE:  I measure, I cut, I sew and voila!

JAM FACT: I have almost finished making a hand embroidered quilt.

This little UNYOUNG’S head has been tested to its limits over the last few weeks.

Each of the pieces required to join my 16 hand embroidered quilt squares together [ it’s taken two years to get to this stage] had to be measured and cut to an exact size. Then I had to join them so they all were in sync. [Turns out some are not quite in sync but as they say…a man or is it a woman on a galloping horse won’t see them.]

I finally, finally, with a bit of stress thrown in for good measure, worked out how to do it all and the whole thing, which turned out to be a queen size, is now ready to be quilted.

The quilting won’t be done by me, that’s by far too big a river to cross. I am paying for a machine, yes I discovered there is such a thing, to professionally ‘quilt’ it.

Making a hand embroidered quilt has been on my bucket list for years, so it will be a BIG item to cross off, when I finally bring it home. NEVER, ever in a million years did I think I would ever learn how to make or indeed finish one but here my effort is, now in its final stages.

And this little UNYOUNG can’t wait to see it ‘quilted’ because then she will be able to drape it with some pride attached, across our queen sized bed.

Until next time…I’m off to enjoy some almost summer sunshine, here in my part of the world.

This is my favourite square. I did it in long and ‘bloody’ short stitch and even if I say so myself, I reckon it looks okay!

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