I've just finished a quilt that I started last July. Eight months isn't that long for me. Considering almost all of it is procrastinating about the next stage. To celebrate I thought I'd join in with Amy's five on Friday series, and make a light hearted not to be considered as a tutorial five stages of a quilt post.
1.Preparation and Design. Spend hours over several evenings, completely trashing the living room with fabric, and then sitting cutting small pieces into smaller pieces. Try to decide what to do with them.
2. Piecing. Once you've selected your design and cut your fabric strips you can endless join them together into squares. And then unjoin the squares, move them round and then join them up again.......
3. Quilting. First spend hours on the internet trying to buy a replacement part for your machine to stop the thread snapping. Order part. Dither for hours about how to actually quilt the thing. Enlist helper who will watch you closely as you work,
and then quality control all the stitching for you.
4. Binding. Ponder fabric choices for several weeks and then finally ask teenage recipient of quilt who picks out a choice in five seconds. Become strangely addicted to a tv series on netflix whilst you spend hours hand sewing.
5. Testing for comfort and warmth. Put quilt on bed. Set a stop watch to see how long it will be before the cats find it.