Saturday, January 17, 2009

I Have a Hand!

I knew what was wrong with the "rubber glove" hand in the last post. The fingers were too narrow and they didn't join the hand in a "V" as Callie correctly pointed out. In that regard my first try was better.

So I decided to do it the old-fashioned way. I copied my hand drawing, and cut individual templates.
Here's the finished hand:
It really is my hand, too, as you can see:
Really!
So now the components are all sewn, and I can assemble the top.

(I might move the rows of dots around, though. I'm not really sold on the yellow dots underneath the numbers. I liked the lavender ones better.)


Edit: My son came over, took one look and said, "You cut off the arm. It looks weird." So I added a cuff. We both like it better.

I have to go out tonight, and then to a concert tomorrow, so I don't know when I will be able to sew the top up, but for now, all the pieces are finished, and I am very happy with the layout.

11 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

Wow, this one definitely looks great!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

I love seeing how this has come together. well done!

Quiltdivajulie said...

If you like the lavender dots under the numbers, they by all means USE THEM ~ it is YOUR quilt! And seeing the yellow from this larger perspective, I agree with you (they were my second choice). Go for it!

Tine said...

That is so funny! That was what I thought too...that you cut off the arm. LOL! The cuff looks great, and so doues the hand :)
It is coming together beautifully! I am with you on the lavender dots....

kimberlym said...

This whole quilt is wonderful-I love the house block!

Judith said...

I like the hand now much better, much more artistic

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

coming along fabulously. I love your solution for creating your hand. this quilt is going to be fabulous!

Callie said...

Ah! What a lovely hand!

Magpie Sue said...

What an awesome quilt this is going to be.

Dawn said...

I like your 'new' hand. And thanks for the tutorial on the on point 9 patch border or whatever you might call it. I had measuring/cutting/lots of problems on a quilt I started yesterday and now won't have enough for the border but I might use that.

bonnie said...

wow-what an amazing quilt. how long have you been working on that.