Quilting Fun


While I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt, it isn't the only way to have fun with quilting. Fun also comes from the great outings with girlfriends, shopping expeditions with Grandma, or just sitting in my "thoughtful spot" chair perusing magazines and books. The thrill of the next project waiting just there on the horizon...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Something Unusual is Going on Here

What is it,  you ask?? I am actually finishing things. Anyone who's even a sometimes follower of this blog knows that I am really good at starting projects, but quite challenged when it comes to finishing them. Maybe I am turning over a new leaf! Maybe all I needed to do was to retire! lol!

I just this afternoon put on the outer border to my Americana Rose - a mitered border - and I am quite pleased with the results. Here, have a look for yourself!

If you go back a few posts, you will see that this is one of the 5 projects in progress that were cluttering my workspace. No more! Well, that's not exactly true...I do need to clear away remnants and such. A run through with the vacuum wouldn't hurt either!

This quilt was featured in the June 2009 issue of BH&G's American Patchwork and Quilting. I have a great variety of quilt magazines, but the only one I've ever actually made quilts from is APQ. This makes the 3rd, I believe.

So, what's next for me? Well, I cut those 2 bags out awhile back, so I guess I'd better get busy on those. Come to think of it, the pattern I am using is from a BH&G magazine! I will provide details when I post pics of my progress.

Coming up this weekend is my daughter Emma's junior prom - her first prom. She is so excited. I hope you will indulge me next week when I post a pic (or a few) of her and her date in all their finery. Such a big event in the life of a teenager.

5 comments:

Sharyn said...

It would be a sin not to finish this, brilliant border, great job.

Sheila said...

That's a beautiful quilt, and so dainty. Awesome job on the border.

I'm not a finisher either; maybe I need to retire. lol

wendysquilting said...

Congratulations on your completion it looks great!! I always have too many works in progress myself and then there are the quilt ideas that are always swirling around in my mind :)

imquilternity said...

Your quilt is gorgeous and the border is specatular1 Great job!

Rose Marie said...

Oh my ... your border is divine! Lovely top ....