Yes, it is still Finish it off Saturday and I have 'finished another UFO off the list.
This little babushka inspired quilt was started earlier this year while I was living in the hospital residences with my granddaughter, then 20 months. We were living close by to support her mumma with the new twinny boys. I started the quilt in our fourth week of incarceration as my Rory girl didn't have any Granny love quilts with her. I had made her a hoot and a dolly while we were there but with the prospect of us being there for another few weeks I thought I would make her a quilt.
I bought the fabric- either from Spotlight or from Addicted to Fabric- cannot remember which. I cut out the blocks and the circles of babushka fabric and appliqued them on using buttonhole stitch. As things have a tendency to do, we had an all change when the twins and my daughter were suddenly transferred to a hospital closer to home and so I had to pack up and move out of the residences and move Rory and I back to her house. The bag with the quilt got stashed ready to come home here and has not seen the light of day since.
Out it came this morning after surfacing when looking for the backing for this morning's finished UFO. I have sat all day and finished the appliques - cheated on one and satin stitched on by machine - and then put the quilt together using a strip pieced design. I have placed two rows parallel and the third off kilter to add some eye interest.I was limited by the amount of fabric I had and did not want to go purchasing more so have restricted the size to a large cot quilt/cuddle quilt. My Rory girl is about to move into a big bed so I will have to make her a king single size eventually - but not this week!
I have just sewn the last stitch on the binding and given the quilt a press. I am really happy with it - looks quirky but still very feminine and sweet.
|I have put a beautiful Michael Miller fabric on the back that I bought from Hancocks of Paducah last year when the dollar was high. It looks amazing. I was going to use for a dress for Rory but it looks so good on the back of the quilt.|
|The little babushkas.|
Soooooooooo good to have finished another project. I might add some ric rac to the quilt yet but it is, for all intensive purposes, finished!
What a good day, what a good week. Two quilts finished off today, three in the last week. So many more to finish but cannot do them all at once - the wadding and backs cost so much. Getting there though.
I have the quilt for my youngest daughter still on the go; at least I have found all the blocks and fabric I purchased for it and have placed it in one bag.
Tonight I will get the cleaning up done - so many little scraps and bits of thread but I cannot risk any mess in case we get any sudden house inspections. Tomorrow is cooking and school work so the embroidery pile can go down a little as I get through more tee shirts and tops in the evening but that may be the end of the sewing for the weekend - we'll see how we go tomorrow.
So that would be:
100 - 7 - 1 - 2 - 3 -1 - 3 -1-0-7 -1 -3 -10 -1 -1- 1 = 58 UFOs left to do with 79 days left!
Sounds good but there are a lot of quilts up there in the sewing room and I don't think two each weekend will get me across the line. There are lots of half finished cushion blocks to do; dresses cut out to sew for summer babies; christening gowns and receiving blankets ( which have a tight deadline), and a cross stitch or two...three.... four.....
Keep on keeping on. They are getting done!