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.