Wednesday, February 13, 2008

UFO Finished!
















I've had this QFAH quilt loaded on the longarm for a couple of weeks and finally finished quilting it this past weekend. It's not great, but I had fun doing different freehand things in the blocks. This was my first attempt at line dancing -- need to learn to be a bit more consistent in my curves there. Did some freehand spirals in the black blocks and some peacock feathers or teardrops, or whatever they are called in the white blocks. Today I put the label on and stitched the binding down. This one will be put away in the give away pile -- either a gift or a charity donation -- not sure yet.

This afternoon I loaded Carolina Crossroads and spent an hour getting everything set up and then spent a couple of pleasurable hours doing the Baptist Fans template. I only have about two more passes and it'll be finished -- tomorrow. I've already made the label and the binding, so hopefully, it will be finished by this weekend. Then I'll take a look at what is next on the list and see if I can get something else loaded on the machine. I'd like to get as many ufo's and flimsies finished this year as I can.

Things I love: 9. My Gammill longarm!

Gratitudes:
Steve seems to be over the "flu" or whatever he had at the end of last week and over the weekend. He said he's been feeling great the past two days.
Sunshine -- it shone for the first time in weeks today.
Getting caught up on a few household chores.

6 comments :

dot said...

Lovely. I remember making this quilt. It certainly was fun, all of them were fun. I miss that.

Tracey in CT said...

Very nice! I wanted to do that quilt, but didn't have time at that point. I love the brights with the black and white!

Screen Door said...

Congrats on the UFO----sometimes its fun doing the mindless things so our minds can waunder... Glad Steve feeling better.

Vicki W said...

This quilt turned out really nice - congratulations on the finish!

Carol E. said...

Very pretty! Doesn't it feel great to finish things, and to play with the quilting?! Fun, fun fun!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Lovely - I can even see lots of the quilting detail in the photo - sometimes it is so hard to photo that! Congrats on finishing it!

Cheers!

Evelyn