I have been on a bit of a mission to finish up some of my really old UFO's. This particular quilt is a product of April 2008. However, there is an interesting story of what has become such a long involved quilt finish.
The piecing on this quilt was accomplished very quickly. It was quilted and bound and should have been done. But the pattern has appliqués on it which I had left off until the entire quilt was done. My idea was to not have it quilted over the appliqués, so I choose to do them last and by hand.
Here is one of the hand appliquéd flowers on it. There are a total of 8 of them. I quickly got the appliqué pieces ready to go back in 2008, but that is when things began to slow down a lot.
I have off and on picked this quilt up and worked on a flower here and there and it wasn't until this year I decided it was time to finish it up. After all 11 years is really silly.
This is flower number 9. Just two more to go.
And this is the leaves and stem for number 10. Just about ready to add the flower petals and then the center.
That means there is only one more to go. Yes, it will definitely be done this year.
And for my blog followers that are fans of my daughter's chickens, here is Orbie and his ladies soaking up some of the winter sun. My daughter purchased this patio set to sit out in the sunny morning and have her coffee. Orbie and his crew seem to think that it was purchased for them.
Funny how time flies, right? I have a few quilt UFOs .that are well-aged too. Well done getting that beauty finished this year!ReplyDelete
Hi Donnalee! HAHA - look at Orbie. That really cracks me up. Yay you for continuing to pluck away, so to speak, at that long overdue UFO. You'll have it completed this year for sure. Woot woot. Thank you for linking up today. I appreciate it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
Love the quilt.ReplyDelete
Love the birds. It's so nice that you have chairs for your birds.
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YAY -- thank you for the chicken pictures! I don't know why they make me so happy, but they do! I would never have thought to add applique to a quilt AFTER it was quilted, but that certainly does make it easier for the background to get quilted without any quilting stitches mashing down your applique. Eleven years, huh? Well, all of us quilters seem to be living in glass houses piled high with ancient UFOs. Ain't nobody throwin' rocks at nobody! ;-). I am cheering you on over here, and I know you will get this one done. Also, THANK YOU -- because you just gave me a fantastic idea for how to repair one of my quilts that had one bad batik fabric that developed HOLES every single patch I used it in the quilt. Maybe I could just add some kind of appliqués over the holes instead of trying to replace all of those patches? It's a heavily quilted Drunkard's Path, too, so not an easy feat to try to remove/replace all of the damaged fabric patches and replace them. But if I just appliqué over each hole... Hmmm. Food for thought!ReplyDelete
SEW close to a (re)completed UFO!! I love the muted colors in this quilt. The scattered flowers make such a sweet finish.ReplyDelete
Love those birds! Of course the new patio set is for them.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on picking up a long standing UFO. Only one more flower to go! You can do this, and then the weight of all that unfinished business will just float away. Thanks for linking to Wednesday Wait Loss.
I like it!! and you are getting there - the finish will be so sweet!!ReplyDelete
Hurray for finishing up old UFOs. It is funny how some projects get left for so long.ReplyDelete
That would be a pretty quilt even without the appliques, but those flowers really make it special!ReplyDelete
So exciting to be so close to a finish! You can do it!ReplyDelete
Your quilt is lovely, and the appliqued flowers make it extra special. And I'm a big fan of your daughter's chickens!ReplyDelete
Oh how beautiful! Enjoy your hand stitching today!ReplyDelete
You are kicking some UFO butt. This is beautiful, I'm so glad you pulled it to finish. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.ReplyDelete
Your applique work is beautiful! Yay for a UFO finish...the end is in sight!! :)ReplyDelete