Saturday, December 26, 2020

December UFO Finished!

My December UFO was quilted, labelled, bound, and wrapped and under the tree by Christmas morning! Now that's what I call a Christmas miracle! This was a project started in 2007 and inspired by Leanne Beasley. It was called the 365 Challenge and the goal was to document the life of your family on fabric. 

I lost interest in the project in early 2008 and didn't return to it until December of this year when I thought it was the perfect time to recall "the good old days" and bring back some happy childhood memories for my kids.

The quilt is not much to look at but it is rich in memories and love. When I read some of the entries of all the things I used to be able to do in one day, I was impressed! Life is completely different now, so it is a gift to have these little fabric notes to remind us of those days gone by.

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10 comments:

quiltingbydawn said...

Wow! Your quilt may not be stunning but will be treasured because it holds so many memories! Reading through each day will bring new memories and I’m sure so shared laughter! Have fun with it!

Preeti said...

Memory quilts have a special meaning and wrap us in love. Have a Happy New Year!!!

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop said...

Kathy....that is absolutely amazing! Such a treasure...and so great you finished it after so many years.

Deanna W said...

I had one project that didn't get done for Christmas but dear daughter is coming home in maybe February for Christmas so I still have lots of time to finish it...if I can only find some wide backing!!

Chantal said...

I love the simplicity of it. It must be a lot of fun to read while snuggling underneath it. Well done! Have a great one. ;^)

Florida Farm Girl said...

Isn't it amazing how your life looks in retrospective? I'm glad you got it finished as it will bring joy to all who see it. Happy New Year. Take care and stay well.

Frédérique said...

A beautiful quilt, full of memories and family joy. Nice idea to write then, and great to read it now.

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

What a beautiful quilt. I can only imagine how some of those memories were enhanced by what is happening this year.
Stay safe and healthy in 2021.

Kate said...

Congrats on a fun and meaningful finish! And a big hooray for getting it done by Christmas morning.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Congrats on getting the quilt finished. Special memories in that quilt.