Monday, November 13, 2006

A finish!


I'm very happy to say that I got the final borders stitched onto "Emma's Quilt" tonight. I used a very old microdot - anyone remember those from the 80's? - that matched perfectly. And there is just enough left for the backing. Moving stash - no matter that it's only one piece - is a good thing! Actually I finished up another piece making the pinwheels. This is a Jo Morton pattern - you can see her version of the quilt in this post from last February. I showed many of her quilts and talked about the classes I took from her in three of my early blog postings.

I also made very good progress on the other little quilt that I'd hoped to finish last weekend. I have one pieced border left, plus three little wool stars to appliqué onto the border. That top should be finished by bedtime on Thursday evening. When it's done I'll have crossed twelve unfinished tops off my list - two more than my goal for his year. What a great feeling that is!

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Gratitudes:

1. Dryer weather and snow instead of rain in the mountains.
2. A completed quilt top
3. Cortisone shots and medicine for our dog Shadow
4. Spices for mulled cider with a shot of rum
5. 50% off complete framing orders at Michael's

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24 comments:

Sandra said...

The quilt is just gorgeous! Way to go with your UFOs - it feels so good to have them finished doesn't it.

Ruth said...

The quilt is beautiful. Any stash reduction is a good stash reduction.

Carol said...

Outstanding! What a great feeling to mark another one off the list. I think getting 12 UFT's off your list is very impressive...unfortunately I think I just keep adding to my list :)
2007 is right around the corner...I'll have to set some UFT goals. And I think I'll do some abandoning.

Pam said...

Microdots!!! Yes indeed! and we had to have them in EVERY color...they went in everything we made. This made me smile. Just recently I used a piece of peach microdots. Funny!

quiltpixie said...

what a difference that dark border makes -- it really ties it all together and frames it so well. It has a real sense of "done" now ;-) And congrats on finishing more UFO tops that you'd set your goal at this year -- its such an energizing feeling isn't it.

juliann said...

I can't wait for this week to be over - next week we have extra days off work before Thanksgiving and my stash is calling my name
juliann

Screen Door said...

Beautiful piece. How great it must feel to complete 12 projects much less ufo's that had been lying around.

KCQuilter said...

What a beauty! Congrats on yet another finish!!!

Hanne said...

What a beautiful quilt Patti :-)

Libby said...

How exciting to have exceeded your goals *s* The quilt looks beautiful. I am not familiar with microdots -- I'll have to go poking around the 'net and see what I can learn.

Angie said...

That is finishing into a beautiful quilt...and you are definitely on a roll! :D

Samantha said...

12 UFO tops? Wow- that's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is just beautiful. Using your stash is good because you are making room for more.

Quilts And Pieces said...

It looks wonderful!

Fiona said...

A lovely quilt, as always.

Anonymous said...

I switched over to beta and now seem to have trouble leaving a message.

That looks very pretty. The dark border looks really nice with it. I don't remember microdots but it suits the quilt.

Pam

anne bebbington said...

That final dark border just finishes it off a treat

Mary said...

Emma's quilt is very pretty - how nice that you've gotten 12 UFO's finished this year so far. I'm at 11 but with my move I don't think I'm going to get another one done.

Nancy in MT said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nancy in MT

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! And the border suits the quilt great. I think I still have red and pink microdot fabric from back when. Loved it then, still like it :)

Nancy said...

LOL! There were tons of that microdot in different colors in the stuff I gave away. Along with the tiny hearts and paw prints that were also popular then. Good for you getting some of that out of your stash!

Lucy said...

What a beautiful result!! I love it

Darlene said...

Another pretty one, Patti.

Judy said...

I think I liked the pieced borders almost more than the applique on the inside...and I LOVE applique!! But the pieced part of this quilt really makes it sing! I like both version really...and mostly that you got it finished!! Yea for another finish!!