Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Another Completed UFO!
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!