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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Another One Bites the Dust!


As with everyone, New Year's seems to evoke plans to be better, eat better and live a more productive life. With quilters, it seems that we all have the pie-in-the-sky belief that we will finish all of our UFOz, have our fabrics organized and all our scraps made into quilts. Well......I'm working on the UFOz. The rest of it won't happen so we'll put them to bed. At one point I had a basket of 3" squares and they eventually got sewn together in the 'leaders and enders' method. I found a pattern by Mimi Dietrich where 4 patches were sewn together on point and then some applique added. I finally got the top done today. The applique is shown in a picture of the pillow turn at the top of the quilt. Each of the bottom corners has the same applique. It finished rather large and going outside to hang it up so I can take a picture isn't on my list of cold day activities!! :>) I think it will look good on some bed at the cottage....maybe mine!

Jim loved his puzzle quilt for Christmas. He got a terrible cold and spent two nights under it in his chair. (then I got the same thing and sat under it as well - cozy!). Drew's Mom came for his T-Shirt quilt and became quite teary. She reported that her husband, who is still dealing with his grief, loved it and wraps up in it each evening. Matt's T-shirt quilt was also loved. His Dad reported that whenever Matt comes home with his new dog, Buddy, he brings his quilt with him! Too funny! Matt came to thank me in person and altho I said I wouldn't take anything for making it, he gave me a Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant gift certificate. Giving these at Christmastime made me feel good!

Now, on to the next UFO on the list. It is the quilt I call Bee Trees. The Baltimore needs to be done but I keep hiding my head in the sand on that one.....but I promised to be done by retreat time in May. Hmmmmmmm guess I should get busy!!

6 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

I love that pattern from her book... The dogwood pattern is still in my "want to do - I have all of the fabrics selected" pile...

swooze said...

That quilt is so lovely. I look forward to the full size pic. Glad your T-shirt quilts were well received. I hope Drew's family finds healing in it.

Kathy Wagner said...

Great to hear that your quilts are being used and enjoyed so much!

Libby said...

Beautiful. Doesn't it feel great when a quilt you give is loved *s*

Debi said...

Great quilt. Come visit my blog for my latest giveaway.

http://debiquilts.blogspot.com/2008/02/one-world-one-heart-event.html

Mary said...

This is pretty - it looks like one from her Bed and Breakfast book. I've done one from that book so far(which I think turned out even better than hers - how vain is that?)
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7027/1400/1600/Toile.2.jpg

Good luck working on the UFO's