Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Finishitis is still rampant ..
I'm at the finishing stage of my oldest UFO, I think this was started in 1979 and I worked on it quite a bit for the next few years, making the hexagon flowers, joining it up to make the quilt top and there it sat and sat. I would take it out periodically and look at it and think I must finish this...
A few years ago I cut into it and used the cut off piece as a backing for a dog blanket, (still have it but it's a cat blanket which Cody loves), I also used a couple of the flowers to make pincushions,and although there was still plenty of the quilt left, it still didn't get finished.
After I tidied up my work room I pulled it out again and started stitching a few hexagons on the edges with the idea of finishing it off. I had been working away for about half an hour when I realised I wasn't enjoying it so I thought "Bugger it, I will just stitch a border of black fabric on each side and then another border of print fabric and call it done" so I did and it felt as if a big weight had been lifted off my back. I'm quilting it now so maybe another finish will happen in a week or so.