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One Hour – Day One September 3, 2012

Posted by Pam in KC in Uncategorized.

I’ve been working on my Double Wedding Ring ‘forever’.  Somewhere there’s a post with the exact day, but suffice it to say I started this quilt in Sept/Oct 1989 – 24 years ago.

The hand quilting began sometime after January 5th, 2010, as that’s the date I show as completing the top. Progress has been sporadic.  I am so close to finishing the quilting — if I would just sit still and work on it.

So, I’m going to take up Bonnie’s challenge of One Hour of Simply Needle & Thread.

This is where I quilt.  I’m looking forward to moving the floor lamp out of the living room when this quilt is done. I suspect my husband is looking forward to getting the laundry basket out of the living room.

I wish I had a cute way to show the time I spent, but I haven’t figured it out yet.  I watched the last half of an episode of Leverage and then most of some wedding dress show which ran an hour.

When I started the center of this ring needed finishing.

An hour later, the center was complete and I moved the hoop to do the arc to the left.

In my side bar I  have an EQ drawing showing my progress.  I’ll try to update it everyday I quilt.

Won’t you join Bonnie and others on their quest for one hour of hand work a day?  You can see everyone’s progress HERE.



1. Bonnie Hunter - September 3, 2012

atta girl!!!

Liz - September 3, 2012

My mother took 17 years to finish my double wedding ring quilt. My mother-in law hand pieced one in the 40’s and never did get it done. It is on my bucket list, but not anytime soon.

BTW your quilt is beautiful. Keep stitching.

2. Charon - September 3, 2012

Love, Love, Love your Double Wedding Ring, the colorway is right up my alley. Keep on stitching!

Charon in TN

3. Maureen in Portland, Oregon - September 3, 2012

Ah, a woman after my own heart! The project I’m working on was begun in the early fall of 1991, so not QUITE as old as yours, but in the vicinity for sure. We call it The Forever Quilt. “Progress has been sporadic.” … yes, I would say that’s true for me, too. However, I was amazed to discover, when I sat down to quilt last night, that I only have about another 30″ of border #1 to quilt, and a little bit (maybe 18″) of border #2 is done, and all of border #3 needs to be done. So I AM making progress, and maybe it will show real progress by the end of September. Anyway, 1.5 hours of hand quilting last night, which equaled about 10″ of 4-strand cable border plus 3 small diamonds. No blog, no camera at the moment.

4. Reenie - September 3, 2012

Oh, look how close you are!!!! Hmmm..I have a quilt that I started handquilting 24 yrs ago, too! I made it for my then 7 yr old son…lol He is now 31, so I guess it will go to my someday grandson…if I ever finish it!

5. Mary C in WA - September 3, 2012

You’ll get this finished yet, with this Challenge you can even finish this month barring a major disaster. Go Pam GO!

6. Laura @ May Your Bobbin Always Be Full - September 4, 2012

You can do this! This quilt is on my “quilting bucket list”!

7. Quilter Kathy - September 5, 2012

It looks great! What a fun idea to have your progress documented on your sidebar…that must be motivating!

8. eema - September 10, 2012

love the progress sidebar! you are so close!

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