Saturday, February 10, 2007

Another UFT completed

I don't have a picture yet - hopefully tomorrow. Today I finished the Postage Stamp flimsy. This has been my leader-ender project ever since I first read about that process on Bonnie's website. Of course it didn't even begin to put a dent in my 2" square baskets, so I've already started a new 2" square leader ender project. Just sewing pairs together for now - not sure what I'll do with them.

I'm happy to report that I busted about nine yards of fabric today. I used up four yards of purple that I originally bought as a second purple choice for Sophie's quilt. This became the sashing and a bit of the backing. A few 2 1/2" strips were left to add to that drawer but that was all. I also pulled about 4 1/2 yards of fabric a friend had given me and used it for the back. A fat quarter of yellow was used for the setting squares. Sure felt good to bust all that stash!

First thing tomorrow I'm putting the quilt on the longarm. Since this is a donation quilt I'm going to do a very fast large meander on it. Then I'll pull 2 1/2" strips from the drawer for making a scrappy binding. This should be done in no time at all. It sure feels good to have another UFO so close to being finished!

Still no grandbaby yet. Sophie is taking her own sweet time at arriving. If she doesn't make an entrance on her own by Tuesday the doctor will induce. So hopefully I'll be posting pictures of our first grandchild before too many days have passed!

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Gratitudes:
1. Scrap bins full of possibilities
2. Warm rain falling today
3. A new book to read
4. New Smartwool socks
5. Cornbread, butter and honey for dinner

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12 comments:

Norma said...

These are exciting days for you as you await the birth of that grandbaby! I can feel the excitement building! Way to go with the stashbusting today!

Lily said...

Patti it sounds like it's been all needles blazing for you! Looking forward to seeing a picture of your postage stamp quilt - the sashing and binding sound wonderful too!

C'mon first grandchild!!! Let's hope Sophie decides to pop out all on her own!

Sweet P said...

So Sophie is taking her time entering the world! She has already learned how to be a tease! Look out Grandma!

Sounds like you're staying busy while waiting for her arrival. I can't wait to see the postage stamp quilt.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Congratulations on finishing the postage stamp quilt. After recently reading all 3 parts of the story, I don't know how you can part with it!

Suzanne Earley said...

9 yards busted, wow! Isn't that a great feeling?

Looking forward to seeing the finished postage stamp quilt.

Joanne said...

Oooh, I'm in love with the postage stamp quilt and the entire saga -- what a great story, and I'm so with you on it! vbg

Carol said...

I just know how excited you are for Sophie's arrival...it was truly one of the most exciting times of my life. I can't wait to hear about your first meeting...it will be like nothing you have ever experienced in your whole life.
Great stashbusting weekend...way to ge!

JudyL said...

Congratulations on busting so much stash! I can't wait to hear all about Sophie but I know you're way more excited than I am! :)

Dawn said...

Can't wait to see a picture of your postage stamp quilt! And more important - a picture of Sophie when she comes!

YankeeQuilter said...

Finishing is such a great feeling...wonder why I don't do it more often! I'll say a prayer for little Sophie and her mom today.

Cornbread, butter and honey sounds wonderful!

Sio

Libby said...

Anxiously awaiting the debut of the postage stamp and, far more importantly, Sophie.

Lois R. said...

Can't wait to see pics of the postage stamps and of the much-anticipated grandbaby.