Tuesday, November 3, 2020

One Last Look

 I know you are all tired of seeing this quilt top but I finished the border this morning.  

So, one last look. . .  the true color is the strip at the top.  

I learned how to drive and took my driving test in a little seagreen VW so added one.

I found some fabric in my stash, Krystal by Michael Miller.  But, I didn't have enough so I luckily found some online and ordered it.

The fabric that arrived is the beautiful piece on the bottom.  It isn't the vendors fault, they sent exactly what I ordered.  But, it was too bright.  So I cobbled together some lengths of the piece I had, only two seams.  And was able to come up with enough to go around the quilt, but, the borders are an inch narrower.  I can't really see much of a difference.

I am so happy to have been motivated to get this quilt done.  I honestly thought it would just be found at the bottom of a box someday, when I'm gone, as an unfinished project.  My kids would throw up their hands and exclaim, "Not another one!"

I started it in 2004 (as I've mention before).  The other three BOMs that I started that year are;

A cute wall hanging by Connecting Threads.

A basket quilt from Thimbles and Threads that I call "The Merit Quilt".  It was from the Gingham Rose line by Moda.

And then I made a  paper pieced sailboat baby quilt out of 1930's prints that, as you can imagine, has been well used and is not photograph worthy any more.

So, as of this morning, I'm all caught up to 2004.  

The only problem is that I've been merrily making more tops in the last 16 years so I'm only 20 quilt tops and 12 UFOs behind.  That's one less than yesterday.  

Hey, it could be worse. . . 

I gave the Blitzen Stars quilt to my daughter Tina.  She loves snowmen and I was able to find the snowman yardage from this line on sale so it became the backing.

She is the oldest of my two daughters that got married 6 weeks apart in the same year, 2004.  It was a busy year for stitching because I made both of their wedding dresses four bridesmaid dresses, one mother's dress, tablecloths for both and I wonder why I didn't finish my 'All Around Town Quilt'. . . ?

It's done now - yippee!  The quilting will be a piece of cake compared to the applique.

Wheel Quilt completed

I completed my Wheels quilt.  It's hard to see because it is hanging in my hall and the lighting is very poor.  But, it looks terrific. ...