Even though I have not blogged much about my continued hand quilting on Erin's Diamonds, I am continuing to make slow but steady progress. I've more accurately calculated that there are around 360 diamonds in this quilt plus all the half-diamonds that create the border. I estimate that I have quilted around 144 diamonds. I don't profess to be a mathematician, but that is getting pretty darn close to half, right?
The photo above was take several days ago as I was just beginning to fill in that bit of purple. It is finished now, and Thursday evening I rolled the bars to a new section. I will set my chair on the left side - where the bright reds and oranges are - and work my way across.
If I could arrange to do 2 hours of quilting on this every day for a week, I think I could finish it. That is not very realistic, however, because this weekend we will be away from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Perhaps I can make up for those missed hours and still try to finish by next weekend. The painter - DH - is moving right along with his work in the front room and will soon be breathing down my neck to have access to this space! I must push myself to get it done!
Happy Quilting, Friends!