Thursday, October 7, 2010

my creative space: tonights edition no 2

This was my Happy Hour for the week.
 When I chose to finish this.
 Its the first quilt I ever started, and I never ended up finishing it.
 I think its one of those that is supposed to have 520 squares, if anyone knows the proper name can you leave me a comment?, but I dont know if I reached that amount. My friends all started one at the same time so many cups of tea and square swapping later, they finished theirs and I didnt. I dont know why. I simply moved on to unfinish another quilt.

I chose to back it with this sprig mix. It reminds me of something from my childhood
 but im not quite sure what.

I only had a few rows left to do on the diagonal.

I stitched the front to the wadding in chequer along the seams of the squares
and the back I did on the diagonal.

This is the moment I finished. I took a photo for the archives.

Slicing off the excess on the entry floor with the dog watching on. I was feeling gleeful by now.

I machine stitched the binding on in a hurry because...

I knew there was only one step left.
Its sitting on the couch waiting for me so over the next couple of nights ill be stitching merrily.
If you want to post something about your week that made you happy head over to DorothyBills.

I got busy cutting out some girls wrap tops next.

Some nice scraps piling up for another quilt. Ignore I wrote that.

I had enough for four in a nice cherry berry print.

The washing piled up and

Rustico gave up on his dream of a walk and

the second lot of dishes sat unnoticed.

Today, I dont care.
Today, I finished a quilt.


willywagtail said...

You're on fire. Woot Woot. I'm sure Rustico is really lying there and thinking he wouldn't have the energy to do half of what you've done today.

Samantha said...

I love your quilt. You should be so proud of yourself!

Julie said...

Well done. I love quilt finishing days. I would call it a postage stamp quilt. One of my faves.

melissa said...

That quilt is beautiful, im so glad you have finished it cos its a stunner, that style quilt is my favourite too! I love the way you put your quilts together!

The Moerks said...

Stunning work. You have been very very busy. What a great feeling it is when you finish a project.

Michelle Macdonald said...

Your'e really funny. You should write a book based on your blog - like Julie and Julia (love that film).

Michelle Macdonald said...

Oh by the way the quilt looks awesome.

kirsty said...

woo hoo, what a great feeling. looks fantastic too by the way. love love LOVE your quilts.


Sarah said...

Looks beautiful - I love the red and blue backing fabric. And may I say that that is the neatest pile of neglected laundry I have ever seen!

dorothybills..... said...

Fantastic happy hour moment, quilt is amazzing!! Thanks for joining in with me!

Megan said...

Yay! How exciting finally finishing such a big long running project. It will have to be placed in a very visible spot for maximum commenting opportunities!

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