Sunday, November 12, 2006

Nearly finished UFT


I so much wanted to finish a UFT today. It's been a LONG time since I could cross another UFT off my list. The last one I crossed off was Broken Dishes, which didn't count as much in my mind since I'd started that quilt this year. As usual, however, things took longer than I thought they would - things called pinwheels and flying geese. So in spite of the fact that I read no blogs today and spent almost no time on the computer, I'm one border shy of finishing. That's OK, I can be satisfied with that. The last border is a Plain Jane border - to steal the term from my pre-1830's medallion instructor. It's supposed to be the same fabric as the pinwheels but I don't have nearly enough left. Tomorrow I'll dig through my stash and find something else suitable - I know there's something there I can use. So tomorrow night I should be able to cross this one off the list.

I got in another customer quilt - a small one that is to have an all-over pattern. I thought I'd get it done today but when I got up I knew I needed today for myself. We had a marvelous time with all our kids yesterday - it was so great to see them together - and it left no time for sewing. The German chocolate cake was marvelous as was the dinner - if I do say so myself. Next weekend will be a completely quilty weekend, including the Northwest Medical Teams Quilt Auction starting at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. I'll looking forward to that. It's always great fun, even though the bidding always goes higher than our budget will allow.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your project is looking beautiful. I'm up to my ears in flying geese right now! Hope you find a nice border.

May Britt said...

WOW...it is beautiful. Is the applique pattern from a book?? I love it.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Looks absolutely perfect, well done.

Ruth said...

The project is looking great. I love the flying geese borders.

Pam said...

I love pieced borders...this is taking on a look that I really like.

Can't wait to hear how the NWMT auction goes.

Anonymous said...

This is looking lovely. I, too, love pieced borders combined with applique

Libby said...

Your top really looks great -- the pieced borders are just the touch for the applique center.

Anonymous said...

this is shaping up quite wonderfully but look how many pieces you had to deal with---time consuming!

I had hoped to have my challenge quilt done so Cher could see it but that didn't happen due to cleaning up the house. LOL, didnt want to start tracking more threads and dog ears everywhere. She gets half of it instead.

Silverthimble said...

I am so glad you decided to finish this one--it is beautiful!

MARCIE said...

OK Patti, now I am hyperventilating! This piece is turning out fabulous. I am a sucker for applique and pieced work combined. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! Do you have a flying geese secret? Thanks for all your encouraging comments!