Three and a half years in the making, beginning November 2013 when I started working on the initial clock design…
Hand appliquéd from January 1st 2014…
… to September 22nd 2016, working on it as four quarter panels.
Sewing the panels together and adding the last appliqué that crossed over the seam lines on November 16th 2016…
Almost 200 hours of machine quilting completed April 25th, 2017…
Then all the finishing steps were done in May and June.
The first blog post about this quilt appeared on March 17, 2014. In 2015, each month was revealed along with a description of the birth flowers and birth stones that were used to represent that month.
In 2016, the four seasons were revealed…
… along with the progress I was making on the outer borders.
The full photo of the completed quilt was not published until the quilt was seen publicly for the first time, on October 31st 2017 at International Quilt Festival in Houston TX.
This quilt was my constant companion during many transitions in my life. Completing it was bittersweet, like finishing a good book or losing a friend. The journey is over. The next one could be right around the corner, and I eagerly look forward to starting the next adventure! Thank you for joining me For Such a Time as This.