Sunday, February 17, 2013

Eleven Short Years Later...

And this quilt is done!  Honestly, I don't know why it took so long, except I hand-quilted it and kept putting it away, for years at a time.   I believe this was a Jan Patek Girl Gang project, but I'm not really sure.  It looks like a Jan Patek pattern, though, especially the angel and houses.  I love this quilt now that it's done.  It's mostly flannel, and is very cuddly and soft with the Thermore batting inside (my favorite for hand quilting).  I wanted to bind it in red, but didn't have enough, and doubted I could find a good match after 11 years.  So I used a blue plaid on the binding and it turned out fine.  That red checkerboard you see under the quilt is another quilt, not part of this one!

This was my first February UFO to get finished.  I'm working on the others, but February seems to be flying by. 

On Friday I got to go sew with a friend, and I wanted to sew something that wouldn't require packing up my entire sewing room.  So I made this fun spool table topper by Kansas Troubles.
My friend had given me the kit for this for my birthday last fall, so it was great to be able to make it with her.  It was totally done, start to finish in one morning/afternoon of stitching. 

My sewing room may get cleaned this week.  After Christmas, I purchased some of the thread snips Primitive Gatherings was promoting.  I loved them, and they have disappeared.  They have to be somewhere around, unless the cat knocked them into the trash.  Anyway, I guess I'll have to put everything away to see if I can locate them.  I hate to have to replace them after only 1 1/2 months, but I will if I have to.  They were really nice and a very useful tool.

I must admit I'm getting jealous of people who are starting to enjoy spring!  We still have about a foot of snow on the ground, and pretty cold temperatures predicted for this week, so it's not going anywhere.  Spring will eventually get here, too, but it sure seems to take its time this time of year.  It will be awhile before I'm digging in the flower beds.

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. Congratulations on two wonderful finishes! Your cuddly quilt is it, and your spools are adorable...they look very familar...well done!

  2. Love your finishes, girlfriend! I just know your snips will turn up. I recently bought some and love 'em, too. (Perhaps under your machine/machine table. That's where my stylus (for my sewing machine) turned up when I couldn't find them. I hope you have a great week!

  3. Congrats on finishing your quilt. Hand quilting can be boring that is why my daughter's quilt is taking so long. I have the same little spool kit. One day.
    Hope you find your scissors.

  4. Any finish is good to me...Congratulations! That's why I avoid hand quilting, it would take me just as long.

  5. Hi Kathy, Congratulations on the finish! I have to admit that I don't have one quite that old yet. I haven't tried hand quilting yet, but it's on my list. Unfortunately I have so many other hand projects, that I don't have the time to try it. The quilt looks really warm and cozy though. Also, I wanted to let you know I've nominated you for a Liebster Award. I hope you have fun with it!