zodiac quilt – drum roll

Drums rolling here . . . and lots of photos to share my happy dance with a combi cross stitch/patchwork project.  Begun way back in Sept 2015.  It all started with a cross stitch kit by Vervaco.

This kit came with charts to stitch all twelve zodiac signs, but only enough aida & thread to stitch one.  I knew that when I bought it, and had already planned on swapping the 14 count aida for 20 count aida, choosing my own colours (similar but not exact references) and stitching all 12 designs.

That took me until June 2016.

Then, stitched squares were put in a drawer, with plans of assembling into a patchwork . . . and the years passed.  Until I finally got my act together this year, and made a start . . . and now I have a finish – yay!

Finished quilt measures approx 130cm x 173cm (51″ x 68″) so it’s really only a lap quilt.  I used the QAYG method because quilting is not one of my strengths.  Anyway, enough talk, I’ll leave you with some photos.

And ending with a couple of close ups on cross stitched centres. Had to include one of Gemini (Daddy Viking only just had a birthday!).

 

36 thoughts on “zodiac quilt – drum roll

    • ah they share a birthday ^^ Here, the 21st June is also an annual music festival, but sadly I don’t think that happened this year because of Covid.

  1. Congratulations! That’s a finish worth celebrating! (Well, they all are, but it feels especially good to get something done that’s been around a long time.) Well done you!

  2. What a terrific finish!! I remember watching your progress on the SAL wondering what you were going to end up doing with all those pictures. You picked the perfect way to display them.

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