Tuesday, 15 January 2013

I really didn't mean to get distracted, but . . .

I know lots of bloggers are on a mission to clear UFOs in 2013, and I know I have a lot of them too (some are confessed on this page), but I'm not ready to commit to finishing any of them just yet, I need to like them again before I can finish them!

But I really didn't mean to ADD to the list, so I decided that I would finish the Tasmanian Twins before I moved onto anything else.  I was doing well . . . but yesterday I went to the January meeting of the Richmond and Kew quilters, and took along Stained Down Under to ask for quilting advice.

Until I took it out of the bag to show to the other ladies (and the gentleman) I'd forgotten how much I love this quilt.

So today, when I came home from work to an empty house (yippee) I quilted it (just in the ditch, along the sashing), machine stitched the binding to the front, and FMQed a kind of label to the front (really difficult to photograph black FMQ on black: this section photographed best)
Not quite a finish as there are a few hours hand sewing left to do, but a very satisfying distraction.  Stained Down Under will be going in the sitting room, so mum, you can have this one for your bed if you want!


10 comments:

  1. How great Benta, that you finished this beautiful quilt! It's very special! x Teje

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  2. Wow! It looks great. Sorry that I missed seeing it last night!

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  3. It looks fab well done!

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  4. Yay, well done, glad you just seized the day in the end!

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  5. great quilt - love the quilted australia !

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  6. This is a gorgeous quilt! I think quilt what you like when you feel like it is the best policy!

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  7. So many choices! Thank you xxx

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  8. This is really lovely Benta, I wanted to make a Staned Glass quilt but too many other things on the list first! I do appreciate them every time I see them though, it's a nice way to show off pretty fabrics.

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