Friday, March 4, 2011

All done!

Thank you for all your encouragement in the machine quilting department.  My Christmas quilt is all quilted and bound and I am very pleased with my first effort.
IMG_4607_r1 I decided not to push my luck and try feathers in the borders just yet.  I tried some on practice sandwiches but I haven’t quite figured them out yet.  (Any tips on those are welcome!) Instead I did a free form overlapping drops kind of thing in the inner border and decided the narrow pieced outer border didn’t need any quilting.

Looking at it in my living room, I it actually fits in quite nicely with the rest of the decor.  Maybe it won’t be limited to Christmas after all. 

IMG_4589Back in January I did get around to quilting the pinwheel table runner but somehow never posted a picture.  


I’m enjoying crossing projects off the UFO list.  It wasn’t very long by most standards but it was really bothering me.  Knowing I had projects sitting unfinished kept me from enjoying new ones.  That’s just a personality quirk, I guess.  Anyhow, here’s where the list stands now:
  1. Leaf quilt – needs basting and hand quilting
  2. Swap quilt – need basting and machine quilting (still pondering quilting patterns for this one)
  3. Churn dash table runner – machine quilting in progress
  4. Hawaiian quilt pillow – hand quilting in progress
  5. Canadiana quilt – have fabrics, design is taking shape on paper
  6. Whimsy – do I even want to finish this anymore?
Almost there! I think once I finish #3 and #4 and get #1 basted I’ll be happy to start something completely new again. Or perhaps I’ll be inspired to try to fix all the problems in #6 after all (and trust me, these aren’t subtle!) .  We’ll see…


  1. Love the Christmas Quilt and those are unusual pinwheels! (No, Flit, no more pinwheels for a while. Leave me alone!) Congrats on your finishes. It's a good feeling, isn't it?


  2. A short UFO list is a UFO list. Though probably a better situation than most, if it's bugging you, it doesn't matter the length. And it's such a good feeling to get things finished. Your Christmas quilt looks amazing. You always quilt such great motifs - I need to start programming my brain that way!

  3. The Christmas quilt is beautiful, you did a great job with it! I like the pinwheels, too. You are making great progress, have fun with it!

  4. The quilting on your Christmas quilt is beautiful; indeed, the whole quilt is gorgeous! You should be very proud of yourself! The table runner and the coordinating pieces are very pretty too! I need to get several things finished too. Seems you are getting your list under control much better than I am mine! ---"Love"


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