This happens so rarely that I really do consider it at least a minor miracle. In mid-October (this year) I hand pieced a Halloween Hexagon quilt top. It went off to a guild for display and I got it back on November 10. And the miracle part, you ask? It is completely hand quilted and bound--finished in November (this year!).
Here's a pic of part of the quilting and a bit of the marking.
A bit more of the center. I did almost all of the quilting in one day.
I used this marker and a ruler for the center.
And the same marker and my hexagon template to mark the border.
Ta Da! It really is rectangularly-shaped--it was the angle of the shot that warped it ;-( I just love it!
And here's a close-up of the border quilting from the back. Love the spiders and webs on the backing. And the spiders are all wearing hats and boots! The quilting in the border doesn't show much on the front, but I don't care. It's an unexpected surprise on the back.
So there you have the quilting miracle. Totally done from concept to binding in two months! I have done this feat before, but not for a long time. Good to know I've not totally lost my touch.
Did you recognize the pattern as the same one as Protecting Peewee? Different fabrics, a bit different layout of the hexies and an in-your-face border turn this around big time.
Strange but true--I tried four times last night to post this and finally gave up. I guess it wanted to be the first post in December--go figure!