I've been working on them steadily, completing a melon (and sometimes two) everyday. Once in a while I stop to prepare the pieces and make packs, but there hasn't passed a day that I wasn't working on some aspect of this quilt.
Here's my melons' temporary abode. Kept safe and dry from tea, a constant clear and present danger in the sewing room. The pets I don't need to worry about, they know better than to even look in the direction of quilt fabric!
I love making this by hand, and focusing on the process. It takes my mind off the few thousand pieces that are being sewn by hand, one stitch at a time.
...and yes, I plan on quilting it by hand too.
40 out of 112 to go. Now that doesn't sound too bad, does it?