Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Another Completed UFO!

Yes I am still going on about pumpkins...
Did you ever hear of "pumpkin butter"? Toni (from the Quilting Pirate blog) told me about it and now I want to try to make some.
At the pumpkin making class on the weekend, we learned about the "boer pampoen" from South Africa, which is where one of the mini quilters is originally from. She was making one of her blocks into flatter "boer pampoen" (see the photos on yesterday's blog post).
Myself, I prefer these perfectly round, chocolate pumpkins (from Lindt) which were part of my reward for finishing an old UFO - click here to read about it.  These chocolate pumpkins served their purpose and they are now gone...and the quilt is finished!

This 2006 quilt top was stalled at the border stage (just like 95% of my UFO's). Once I got the borders on and the quilting idea, and of course the chocolate encouragement, I found it easy to work on it.
For some reason if was difficult to get a good photograph of this quilt, but maybe you can see the leaf quilting design I used throughout the "garden lattice" blocks, and both of the borders. I was sure sick of quilting leaves by the end!


I know that not everyone enjoys sewing the binding and some prefer doing bindings by machine, but hand stitching a binding is one of my all time favorite things :)




I like this photo because it shows the backing fabric and the leaf quilting.












And here is the quilt laying on a bed. It really is finished...I can't believe it! It even has a label on it and it will be a Christmas gift for someone special. Now I can stroke this one off my UFO wish list (on the right side of my blog) which means I have 4 UFO finishes this year!

19 comments:

Dresden Quilter said...

It is so gorgeous. I love its softness.

Millie said...

The quilt and quilting is gorgeous, Kathy.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Judy D said...

Standing ovation, clapping wildly!!! Yeah for marking this one off the ole UFO list! The quilting is fabulous!!! Next up is???
Love the pumpkins and pumpkin butter is to die for!

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt! Congratulations on finishing another UFO!

Susan said...

Simply Stunning......... Finishes are the best. You are so right about hand stitching the binding. It is a pleasant task..............

Linda said...

Congratulations! The quilt is gorgeous. Just beautiful quilting too.

susies1955 said...

WOW, nice one. :)
Susie

Karen said...

Pumpkin Butter sounds good. Must be along the line of apple butter.

Ivani said...

Love the quilt, love the quilting. You did a wonderful work. Hugs

The Quilting Pirate said...

Great post Kathy!! I first thought those were pumpkin bells attached to your quilt...but chocolate is a much better thing!! :) Keep up the work you are doing great!!

Karen said...

A lovely quilt Kathy! I too love to bind by hand.

julieQ said...

Oh, so pretty! I must do a quilt like this one...such gorgeous fabrics...love the pattern...you are tempting me again!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

agreeing with Judy D! Offering you a standing ovation :0)
I really enjoy the fabrics that are in this quilt---a lovely combination.

AnnieO said...

Very pretty quilt and I love the leaf quilting. Someone is definitely going to love this. Congrats on crossing off yet another project, and ending up with a quilt sewn with love.

Amy said...

what a beautiful quilt.I also enjoy sewing the binding down by hand.Thank you for sharing,Amy

Rose Marie said...

There are a lot of leaves ... but very effective .... gorgeous quilt and another finish! Well done!

Gari said...

This is a really beautiful quilt. and your quilting makes it even better.

Helen in the UK said...

HUGE CONGRATS on a UFO finish! Looks beautiful too - great job on the quilting :)

Mary said...

Your leaf quilting looks wonderful! I'm catching up on some blog reading and I can't believe how much you have going on! It's a good thing you got this UFO done since you have so many newer things started.