Thursday, May 11, 2006

Finally a finish...


At a later date I will post the growing list of UFO's that have emerged from the closet. This one isn't very old and tonight I made myself sit down and finish the last 10 minutes of work to get it made into a finished quilt top!!!

The way I look at it this is finish 2 for the quilt. I look at finishing like the hobbits do breakfast and tea. There are multiple breaks for food each morning in the shire and there are multiple finishes for each quilt life. Finish 1 is drafting the pattern and selecting the fabric (or at least what you think will be the fabric.) Finish 2 is piecing or appliqueing the top. Finish three is marking and pinning/basting. And finish 4 is the quilting and binding. That way there are lots of intermediat celebrations where I get to splurge on fat quarters, chocolate, and trips to the book store!

Anyway, the quilt posted was a leader and ender project. I may have shown it before when it was and almost done! A couple of years ago we had an ice storm and the power went out for three days. The only room that got good light with the dining room so I sat in there and cut strips from all the odd pieces of fabric...reproductions that the color was just not right or from time periods I would never use. This is a King size quilttop and I still have baskets of strips! I think they reproduce when we aren't looking...I'm practing unsafe strip storage or something! I thought it would be a good stash-buster but now I just don't know...

9 comments:

computerpeach said...

Very nice - one of these days I will get things ready to do one of these....

Tonya R said...

We already know you practise unsafe strip storage - what with bins of fabric launching themselves at you from the shelves.

Quilt looks great. And aiyee, king size. Lots adn lots of work. Well worth it. Congrats on finish 2. I'm assuming this is going to be longarm quilted - waaaay too much work otherwise.

dot said...

This is a very nice quilt. I like the colors. It really catches your eye.

Dawn said...

Oh I LOVE the fabrics in that one! I see several (ok maybe more than several) that I've had and used in quilts. And they are all in my favorite colors! This one deserved to be finished! I love it!

cher said...

what treasures you have unearthed as you clear out, sort, and pack your fabrics and quilts up. I love the several bright quilts, and you can always throw a border on them and give them to a charity.
thanks for sharing so many of these projects!

The Calico Cat said...

Lovely log cabin! How wide are those strips? Love the multiple finishes concept! (Tops are "done" for me becasue I rarely do the quilting myself!)

Judy said...

Very nice quilt....I agree with the un-protected strips...they do seem to multipy on their own!

A good Log Cabin should be a must for every quilter somewhere in her quilting life!! Great job!

ForestJane said...

Very impressive!

I especially like the border - reminds me of library books, all lined up on the shelves. :)

Bonnie said...

I love how this turned out! I loved it when I saw it at Hickory Knob ALMOST done...I'm glad you put the pedal to the metal to finish the top...I agree with you about quilts having MANY finishes along the way!

bonnie