I am actually running out of UFO', at least the ones that were easily finished off. It appears that I have finally gotten down to a REAL PROJECT, in capital letters.
I started this project some time prior to January 2019, I picked it up at that time and seems I did one or two things on it and again stashed it away out of sight. I had the brick mortar completed and the brown twigs complete. They were fused down and I stitched them down around the edges with Rayon 40wt thread. I added the green wisteria vines. They are fused, but do not get sewn down until all the blooms and leaves are on and the back and batting is in place. Sewing them down becomes the quilting of the piece. I have fused down the first wisteria bloom. As I was working on it I wasn't sure how I felt about it. However, over the last couple of weeks I am coming to the conclusion that if one steps back several feet things look much better. Once everything is quilted down that will add to it as well. I looks somewhat flat now. So proceed forward with more blooms in several different shades of lavender, purple, and blues I think and lots and lots of leaves. I am approximately half way up my piece now. It has become easier to manage. I still stress a bit over the wisteria blooms, but I think it is coming along well. I wish I had some pink shades of Batik to work with, but sadly all are too bright. I am considering seeing if our only quilt store available in our area has opened up yet. It is just a work in progress at this point. The pet groomers finally opened in our area. Our little dog Ginger finally got in for a hair cut. She is much happier now since I do not have to brush out her tangles and knots every evening. However, her baby has not left her mouth since we brought her home a couple hours ago, she is not fond of the groomers either. That is her look of complete upset with us, pitiful isn't it? Even the pretty little red scarf they put on her didn't help. This past week or so we have been enduring having our roof replaced on our home. Our daughter is also suffering the same dilemma. The family that roofs together goes insane together. She snapped this picture this past week of their roof inspector. This little owl was walking up and down the roof checking out all the shingles packages.
I think the wisteria will look beautiful. As you add more color variation it will really take on some great dimensions.ReplyDelete
Your project is stunning!! Will be such a wonderful finished piece.ReplyDelete
Always enjoy seeing your latest project...I am sure it will be a stunning finish!ReplyDelete
Love your Wisteria project. I can understand your doggie. I went to the hairdresser and somehow they always cut my hair too short. My babies are grown up. No comfort!!ReplyDelete
The Wisteria project is awesome...love all those pretty
colors...have a great day!
Hi Donnalee! Oh geez, that picture of the owl inspector is too funny. And poor little Ginger! She does look a little pitiful with her baby saving her and keeping her sane. I think your wisteria project is beautiful! It's going to be gorgeous when you have all those flower and leaves placed. Carry on - you're doing a fabulous job. Thanks for linking up today. ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
I have been so impressed, following along as you work through all these UFOs! I think your wisteria project will turn out great with all the flowers you are adding on. Poor Ginger must be thinking, "How could you do that to me!"ReplyDelete
Your project is beautiful. I would be proud to have that. Just beautiful.ReplyDelete
Poor Miss Ginger. They hate what they hate, but they don't stay mad very long. She's a cutie pie.
You're doing your roof and we're getting ready to replace all our windows. It's always something isn't it and it's never cheap.
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I think it looks wonderful and I have discovered the projects we question the most during construction are the finishes we love the most. A few years ago I made a wall hanging with wisteria but my flowers were a solid piece of fabric. FMQ'ed to add the petals and quilting. It's still one of my favorites. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.ReplyDelete
Your wisteria is going to be wonderful! Sometimes we are just too close and personal with our work and see every tiny detail. Your little Ginger sure looks like she wants you to know the distress she had to go thru, maybe a few doggie treats will help her forget. She sure is cute!ReplyDelete
Hi DonnaLee, after the quilting, your wisteria piece will be wonderful. Good luck with those roofs!Poor Ginger - she has it so rough! Take care.ReplyDelete
Look at you go!! sewing up all those amazing UFOS!! Ginger is so cute!ReplyDelete
You may not be overly fond of your Wisteria piece now, but once it's done, I believe it will be stunning!ReplyDelete
Running ut of UFOs, surely not. Better start a few more projects and set them aside for later, I think. Poor little Ginger, just as well she has her baby to look after, since she had that stressful visit to the groomers. Your wisteria project is looking great!ReplyDelete
Love the wisteria! You're doing a wonderful job. Can't believe what it might be like to run out of UFOs. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
The wisteria is wonderful. I hope you fall in love with it by the time it's done. Poor Ginger - we all want to reach through the internet and coddle her. Super duper roof inspector too, lol. I hope you and your daughter's jobs are all done now. Thanks for linking up with the Chameleon's Colour & Inspiration Tuesday. :)ReplyDelete