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Thursday, November 13, 2008

My oldest UFO...

...is FINISHED!!! This is the one that has been listed on my side bar as "Blue & multicoloured trial and error".

I started piecing this quilt the summer 2000 (I think it was…) while on holiday at the summer house. This was before I had really comprehended the concept of 1/4" seam allowance - the seam allowances are closer to half an inch in this one *lol* - but it is more or less consistent, so everything fits together (sort of...). Anyway, I lost interest in it once the holiday was over, and it has sort of been laying there… this summer I pulled it from the drawer thinking I’d might use it for the backing on the DNP, just to get it out of the way… but I found I just couldn’t – I still kind of like it, and didn’t want to “hide” it as a back. So once the DNP was done, I put the border on, layered, and quilted it – just some meandering; it was hard to quilt because of all those thick intersections and the bulky seam allowances. The binding was attached sometime in the beginning of September, and I brought it to our guild meeting that month to hand sew it down; didn’t finish that night, and it has been sitting in the bag until tonight – one hour after pulling needle and thread and turning on the telly tonight it was FINISHED!!!! Puh!!! Just happy it’s done!!

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Sunday I was at a flee market with some friends – and I picked up these swatch books

The colours are amazing!!! And there is a lovely shine to the fabrics (some sort of curtain material, I think). No idea what to do with them, but my friend Leisha Camden suggested I’d blog them to put some pressure on myself to find some ideas – so check back with me in about eight years or so, and you might find out? *lol*
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Dear, sweet Hanne has a new pattern out these days - isn't this Christmas shopping bag and purse fabulous?

She has a draw for the pattern on her blog - hmmm... I kind of want to win this... should I send you over to participate in the draw? *lol*

Hope you're having a great week! See you soon!
Sincerely, Anne Ida

20 comments:

Vicki W said...

I have UFOs older than that! It's a pretty quilt - love the color placement.

Rose said...

Well done on the finish sweetie, must feel good! I love it! The colours are wonderful, good choice not to use it for backing!!
Aha the fabric swatches! Now you could have great fun with those, cant wait to see what you come up with!!
Hannes bag is gorgeous!!
Big hugs xxx

Rhonda said...

Hi there. Good for you, finishing that quilt. Sometimes it just takes awhile....LOL....as for the fabric swatches, something will pop into her head and off you'll go. Take care.

Lise in Norway said...

Well done my friend...But I did not think you had UFOs....Your quilt is fabuluos. Looking forward to the next one too
Love you XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
The angels have to meet before christmas.....missing you

Laila said...

Hello. Your ufo looks great. Fun to see how the "old" stuf looks. I have older ufo's than this one... one day I will finish them... may bee..
Have a great week end. Hugs

Shasta said...

Your elephant bag is beautiful. I just love elephants.
Congratulations on finishing up your oldest UFO. It is so bright and cheerful, and lovely.

Leisha Camden said...

Wow!! You finally finished it!! Congratulations ... !! :-D It's soo beautiful, I love the colors. I want one like that ... !! Maybe for my 40th birthday you could make me one ... ;-)

Rose Marie said...

Love your UFO and doesn't it just feel so gooood to get to the finish line!

Sølvi said...

den gammelUFO'n ble jo flott. Godt den ble ferdig

Annelies said...

Isn't it a good feeling to finish a UFO ? I think finishing one means you may start with a new project.

May Kristin said...

Well done! I think you have been very clever! The quilt look great!

meggie said...

Looking at all your lovely quilty things makes me feel guilty!!

Hanne said...

Congratulations on a great finish :-)

Suzie said...

I'm glad you decide to finish it! It is a beautiful one, you should not hide it! Hanne really have cute patterns! The bag is pretty!
Have a lovely week Anne!

Fiesta said...

your bag is beautiful.

Teresa said...

Congratulations on finishing the quilt! Looks like a great quilt to me.

Lindsay Jean said...

WOW - your oldest UFO finished. That is truly admirable. I think the swatch book would make for some very interesting applique...

Holly said...

Great job finishing your project.

Karen said...

Love your finished UFO.

swooze said...

I love your quilt! Congrats on the finish.