Sunday, February 15, 2009

A flourish of finishes...


I love words...a murder of crows, a exultation of doves, a crash of rhinoceros, and a parliament of owls. So why not a flourish of finishes?! (which has me thinking what would you call a group of quilters....)

Anyway, the little quilt-lit on the top is 15 inches aby 15 inches and was started...wait for it...in 1997. How could something so small take so long? Got me. It has only needed binding for about the last 5 years but kept slipping into the twilight zone we lovingly call my quilting room. Amazing how these little projects can hide....
Since I have been so good about meeting my goal of finishing one old project a month I let myself play with some little projects this weekend. After working on quilts that take months (ok, I admit it...years) to start and finish something in an afternoon is eye-opening. Big sigh....


Now of course we get into my bizarro world " if there is an easy way of making something then I will find another way..." The directions for making these little Airplane Art Binders are posted on Terry Atkinson's blog. They are pretty straight forward sooooo...why use a single piece of fabric for the feature fabric...I have all these strips left over from the blue courthouse steps...and well I don't have any deco bond so lets use some fusible fleece...oh, and wouldn't a button look nice....got the picture. Anyways, my first didn't quite come out like I wanted, but after a tiny adjustment (and a bit of experience) my second one is better and actually fits all eight pencils. (note the first only fits seven pencils...duhhhh)

Well, off to do some gardening this morning. Some girls get roses and chocolate for valentiene's day...I get a composter and three blueberry bushes. Isn't it convenient though that this morning cutting his bagel he also cut his hand so he can't help dig them in? And isn't it convenient he had the money in his wallet to pay the teenager down the street to help me today? Convenient, I dont' think so...Ah, how far my Dh will go to not get his hands dirty....

18 comments:

Gina said...

Lovely choice of words. It is an adorable little quilt-lit. So delicate!! It deserves to be finished and displayed.
After all, spring is almost here (in England)!
How thoughtful and a good planner is your dh!

The Calico Cat said...

Those baskets are so cute! (I've got a thing for words too.)

Jeanne said...

I love words, too and especially alliteration. VBG The baskets are beautiful and I like your original border idea best for the DD quilt.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love those baskets, and the binder is a must-make for my quilting buds. Happy Valentine's day, a little late!

Pieceful Afternoon said...

I like that too - a flourish of finishes!!! And the baskets are just darling - my favorite colors. The book cover is great too - what cleverness.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh how fun! You made some too!

KimP said...

That is a sweet little quilt!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love the little basket quilt...I have one I started in 2002 waiting to be finished!!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

hmm, it might have hurt DH more to open the wallet than to cut himself. ;-) Glad you got some help. mmmm blueberries. congrats on the finish - very sweet. Is it going in the 30's bathroom?

Cher said...

hurray for a finish-I do the same thing with some instructions-enjoy your future blueberries-at least you did not have to do the digging

Karen said...

Just love the baskets!

paula, the quilter said...

The little basket quilt is darling. How about a quota of quilters?

*karendianne. said...

Love those sweet baskets! What would I name a group of quilters? Cosmic Quilters I reckon. Cosmic is just another word for intuitive. I love that little Art Binder. That's great. How fun and wouldn't that be a great tote-a-long in the drs office I'm thinkin'. Cheery to draw colors.

A happy post even though DH was being such a man in the end. We still love him and look forward to pictures of the gardening. Love gardens. :>

AnnieO said...

I've been enjoying visiting your blog for several months and appreciate your humor and your quilts! Thanks for sharing the oldy that shed its dust to become beautiful little basket quilt!

Carol said...

I love basket quilts.

KQ Sue said...

The composter and blueberry bushes were on my list after the door for my studio. Maybe next moth I'll get a composter for my BD.

Mary said...

I don't know how you stood NOT to finish that cute little basket quilt when it only needed the binding! I'm usually anxious at that point to finish up.

The pieced Art Binder looks great!

ForestJane said...

I'll vote for calling it a stitch of quilters. :)