East Dakota Quilter

Reaching the Finish Line

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You guys. My Marcelle Medallion quilt is finally finished! Can you even believe it?!

Marcelle Medallion by East Dakota Quilter

The mister and I went away two weekends ago to stay in a Civil War era cabin near the Shenandoah Valley. I was a paragon of domesticity, making homemade baking powder biscuits for breakfast and hand sewing the binding on my quilt. It felt pretty good… since it was just for a day!

I like to wax my thread with beeswax to prevent tangling when I hand bind my quilt. My grandma taught me that trick when I was small. Does anyone else do this?

Marcelle Medallion by East Dakota Quilter

I had been using a cheaper wax candle since I ran out of beeswax (or lost my piece) ages ago, but I resupplied during a recent visit to Gather Here in Cambridge, MA, and beeswax makes all the difference! I wouldn’t have expected the contrast to be so stark. (Also, the store was amazing and I had a great conversation with the girl at the checkout counter. Go there!)

My goal was to finish the quilt in time to take some photos during sunset. TOTALLY missed that deadline, but I got a few photos before we left the next morning.

Marcelle Medallion by East Dakota Quilter

The cabin was very near the Appalachian Trail, so we also got in a morning hike. Uphill. Before coffee. But you know what? I felt AMAZING when we made it back down.

Cabin Creekwood by East Dakota Quilter

I find weekend getaways are a perfect way to revive when work stress or other life issues get to be too much. If you know of any great weekend get-aways from D.C., be sure to let me know!

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2 thoughts on “Reaching the Finish Line

  1. Oh my…..your Marcelle Medallion is quite simply stunning….breathtaking actually!! What a gorgeous li’l corner of the world you live in; the most wonderful backdrop for your quilt. Gorgeous photos!! So happy to have discovered your lovely blog….I will have to pop back to see what other ‘pretties’ you are stitching!!

    • That’s so sweet of you! I have to admit that all the greenery around here is breathtaking, although I am still pretty sweet on Chicago. It helps to take little day trips to explore! Hope to see you around soon!

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