Friday, July 20, 2012

Somthig pretty...

I've had this 3/4 finished UFO in my to do pile for over a year.  The problem?  Instead of two borders I decided it needed three...which meant that I didn't have enough of the outer border fabric.  Don't you hate when that happens.

Yesterday I was talking on the phone with an elderly friend who has quilted for over 70 years.  When I mentioned this project she was quiet for a moment than she advised, "well honey, jus put somthin pretty in the corners and finish it.  Not doin anyone no good the way it is."  So that is what I did...stopped looking for perfect and instead went with pretty...it is now a top and I am happy.

I know...sometimes I need to stop obsessing over things and just finish.  Now I know how.

Wonder how many of my other UFO's this will work with?!

20 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a wonderful idea. Just goes to show we can learn something new every day. Thanks for sharing.

Impera_Magna said...

What a lovely quilt! And I love your corner solution!!!

You have a great friend... I like her attitude!

grannyanne said...

This is such a great idea! It looks like a photo one would put in an album...

Diane-crewe said...

well done ... it was certainly too pretty to sit unfinished xx

shannon said...

i love it!! words of wisdom from another POV... congrats on getting it finished!!

thanks for sharing...

Janet O. said...

Oh, the wisdom of experience! We all need a little nudge like that at times, don't we? I love the triangle corners. I don't believe I've seen that before--I would have made some "same old, same old" cornerstones. Very clever!

diegoagogo said...

Yep, done is good! Perfectitis is very limiting isn't it?
I am so thankful for your advice on the Featherweight & am thrilled to report I won an auction on Ebay for a lovely 1951 model. My new to me FW should be here on Tuesday!!
Can't wait!!
Warm regards
Lush

Diane said...

What a great solution! Never come across it before.

Mary said...

That is so clever, and it does look like a photo back in the days when we printed them out and mounted them in albums... oh dear I sound like an old lady

*karendianne. said...

How fantastic is that?! I totally dig it. Absolutely dig it. This is sure to become a new trend!!!!!!! Brilliant.

MB in MI said...

Love that logic!! Very nice quilt!
:-)

Merilyn said...

That is just such a classically simple idea and it works! It is what women had to do back in the days when they had to make do, they had no choice, well it can work for us too! It must feel great to have it finally finished!!!!

Kelly said...

Amazingly simple, but adds a lot of character to the quilt! It's a lovely idea that I might just have to copy, if that's okay.

Julie in the Barn said...

Best quilting tip I've ever heard. Your solution may spark a new design trend.

Julie in the Barn said...

Best quilting tip I've ever heard. Your solution may spark a new design trend.

AnnieO said...

Sometimes a different perspective is just what is needed to get a project going! Nice of your friend to push it along for you :) Love it!

Sue said...

Good for you! We could all use a little less obsessing about it and just finish it.

Nifty Quilts said...

Great advice! I love the "make-do" spirit. The quilt looks wonderful!

Sarah said...

I love the "4th" border corner triangles. I assumed it was part of the pattern before you explained it was a fudge factor.

Rosie1925 said...

I can hear her saying it, too. Our elders have SO much to teach us. And, I like the corners. It reproduces the corners of the squares in the center.