Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Recently I have been busy finishing those projects that for some reason (usually because I start a 'must do' new project) I don't seem to get around to completing. It always amazes me how little time it takes to finish the project once I get back to it. This could possibly be because of a new skill learnt in the mean time that makes finishing the project that little less daunting. A few of my UFOs (unfinished objects) happen to be quilt tops and now that I am beginning to get the hang of machine quilting I am seeing them in a whole new light. I love the look of hand quilting but just can't get to it as much as I would like to. How amazing to quilt a whole quilt in a day or two. Here is a quilt that has been sitting around unfinished for over two years. It began as a family school project using my unwanted fabric, with everyone in the family (even hubby) embroidering a square. We sewed the squares together, put the borders on and then it sat....... until last week.

This pillow case sat unfinished for a year or more and when I decided to finally pick it up and finish - it was done in just over an hour!

Here is an update on my last post. After browsing online to find out how to stipple quilt I thought I would give my Cake project a go. This is the end result!

Before I go here is a present project in the making that I am really enjoying. The blocks are pieced by hand and the sashing is pieced on the machine.