Friday, November 24, 2006

Friday already??

Heavens, where has this week gone? It just seems like yesterday that the week began. I guess when I sit back and think about it, a lot has happened during this week, I just forget things so quickly!

Yesterday at quilt group I managed to get half of the binding sewn down on my Winchester quilt, and finished the last of it last night watching TV. I can strike one more goal off my list for this month. I better get moving on my goals, the end of the month is approaching at breakneck speed!

Cameron and I are off to lunch this afternoon with my friend Jane, and we'll do a little shopping too. This morning I plan to dig some holly themed background fabric out of my stash and start a table runner for Cam's day care lady for Xmas. It's a pattern from the Xmas class I attended recently. It should be super fun.

Today's dose of eye candy is a top I made in the mid 90's. Some of the blocks were made up in a beginners needleturn applique class. This quilt has had a sad history. I started hand quilting it a long time ago, and became discontented with the way it was coming out, so I put it aside. As the years passed on, it was put further and further aside, until we moved house, and it was boxed up. After we moved, the box was unopened and is now in the attic. I have promised my bestie that should this quilt ever be finished, it will be hers. She learned long ago not to hold her breath waiting for this quilt. I would like to get this quilt down some day and have a look at what condition it's in. Maybe next year I'll pull out the quilting and resurrect this project. I'm not sure I have it in me yet.

That's it from me, I hope you're having a great day, and for those of you in the US, I hope your Thanksgiving has been wonderful!

8 comments:

May Britt said...

The quilt is really beautiful and I hope you finish it. I think your bestie will be surprised and happy when you give it to her.

Ruth said...

The quilt is lovely and deserves to see the light of day. I just wanted to say, that as a teacher I love how you make gifts for your kids' teachers. Thanks from parents is often few and far between and you are going to make them very very happy.

Sandra said...

You'll be motivated to finish it one day - don't stress about it :-) It IS lovely!

Kathie said...

The quilt looks really great from the photo. I know how it is with a project like this though. You put it away and it gets to seem a bigger and bigger problem. I have a couple like that too.

Clare said...

That is one beautiful quilt - it deserves to be finished, says she who is having great trouble finishing anything at the moment!

Ms. Jan said...

It is a beautiful top! I say, rip out the quilting and give it another go with fresh eyes. It will be a masterpiece when hand quilted. =)

Dawn said...

I have a quilt like that! I started quilting it and then was unhappy with what I did so put it away. It has been folded up under my sewing room table now for about 5 years. But I LOVE the quilt, so I keep thinking I should just get it out and unpick what I didn't like and finish it. It was for my bed. In fact is was a pattern my friend from Canberra got for me years ago as a xmas present and was made with civil war repro fabrics. Hmmm, maybe I'll have to get it out and see how much picking I have to do. It would sure be nice to have that quilt on my bed.

Susan said...

Yet another beautiful quilt! I really like swag borders, though I hate to applique them. =)

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