March 26, 2013

Angela ~ It's Done!


It's Done!  One UFO done and off my list.
This past week I finished quilting the 6 inches around the edge and then flipped over the backing to make the binding.
Since the corners are curved I gathered that area to make it fit properly.
Now I have my treasured childhood quilt to use again.
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I'll be taking this week off to take care of some other things so no reveal for me next week but I'll check in to see what you all have been up to and to cheer you on.
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And for those that wanted to see my amaryllis, sorry, it was just about to bloom and someone picked it!  All that's left is a stalk and leaves.  I think it was the little girl down the street and it's my own fault because I told her I didn't mind if she picked some of my flowers.  Guess I better put up a sign by the yarrow that's about to bloom!  I use that for medicinals.

12 comments:

Judy S. said...

Oh no, it's gone! Reminded me of the time a deer ate all my tulip buds and left the stalks. Good job on that quilt; that was a huge project and you stuck with it. Congrats!

Debra Spincic said...

Look at you rock and roll! Congrats on a finish and so early in 2013 too!

Suztats said...

What a shame someone picked your amaryllis! Way to go finishing the quilt! Congratulations. It looks wonderful.

Cy said...

Definitely a "feel good" factor having this major UFO now crossed off your list. Well done. "Perseverance" and "Patience" are good virtues to have.

ladyhawthorne said...

I did have a chunk of the center already done but the thing had been hiding in the closet for 2 years. It does feel good to have this done and off my list and to take a week off and do some other things.

ladyhawthorne said...

I told the little girl she could pick flowers in my yard, my next door neighbor is the crabby old biddy personified and stands in her yard and yells at the kids to stay out and not pick any of her flowers...you'd think that they would never bloom again the way she goes on.
That amaryllis will bloom again next year. I had a bumper crop of narcissus this year and that was nice.

cq4fun said...

It looks wonderful spread out like that. How are your wrists? Congratulations on a finish! Maybe take the little girl around the garden and show her which ones you don't mind if she picks? Perhaps you could tie a colored piece of yarn on things you don't want picked, as a reminder? Or the selvedge of a piece of fabric!

Deborah McLaughlin said...

You're so nice to share your flowers. Years ago, my aunt's yard was covered in jonquils. Folks used to come by and help themselves in the spring. :-)

Love the quilt. I have several that my aunts made that I need to repair, Maybe I will get inspired by your perseverance!

ladyhawthorne said...

After wrapping an ace bandage around my wrist and not using the computer much for 2 days it is fine, the elbow is getting better slowly.
I'm making a sign to stick in the bed of yarrow, I think she's old enough to read.

ladyhawthorne said...

I have a quilt top that my grt grt Aunt Sally made, a dresden plate, but it really is in shreds. I'm wondering if there are enough good pieces left to make at least one plate and then make a pillow or frame it. I took it apart years ago as what was left of the batting was hard little balls and the backing was more holes than anything.

Debra Spincic said...

You can always post pictures for us to see.

Carol-Ann said...

How comforting to have your childhood quilt with you again, like renewing a friendship with a long lost friend, gives that warm feeling.