Earlier this summer I vowed to finish off my UFOs (Unfinished Objects). I waded through numerous unfinished quilt tops, packing each in it’s own container, dutifully labeled. Quite a few only needed another block or two, or a bit of binding.
My daughter Andrea spent a Saturday with me, sorting fabric, stacking UFOs and bringing lonely blocks to life by sketching the quilts including details on how to finish. She made me promise not to start another quilt until I had finished at least one of the UFOs.
It was all worth the effort. This quilt has been only two years in the making, compared to others that have been waiting to be finished since 1999.
When I finally finished the top I showed it to Himself, who muttered, “too busy for me”. This past weekend we picked up the finished quilt at Andrea’s. She worked her magic on the quilting and binding. She also washed the quilt to make it nice and crinkly. Himself put claim to it announcing it would make the perfect bed quilt.
He’s right, it is the perfect quilt to snuggle under while napping on the couch.
Here’s a close up of Andrea’s skillful hand at machine quilting free style.
And don’t worry about Himself needing a quilt. There’s still quite a few waiting in the boxes to be finished.