omg, I have finished a quilt top!
Oh yes I have! :-)
This is the first quilt top I have finished since … I’m not sure … the Kaffe quilt last September?
Thus, tonight I am truly excited. To paraphrase a remarkable man, this is not the end, nor even the beginning of the end, but it may in fact be the end of the beginning! I am actually facing that “I-can’t-finish-anything!” bug head on!
Oddly enough, it is the Spring Bonnet quilt which is now finished and awaiting pinning and quilting. A quilt that was only made on a whim, from fabric that was being saved for something else, because I was in a finicky, hoppity mood and had run out of something. Can’t remember what.
I almost buried these bonnets in THE pile at the thought of cutting out over 150 little wedges and sewing them together for a border. Eeeeeeh! I grumbled, perhaps I’ll just shove it in …. that spot there … and, maybe I could start something new!
But no, brandishing my shiny, new optimism, I unearthed my new Matilda’s Own wedge ruler and patiently cut and cut and cut. Then stitched and stitched and stitched. I was even random – except that everytime blue cherries appeared, the orange floral begged to be added next. And the pink cherries only had eyes for Kaffe.
By the time it was dark and itchy (yep, we still have mosquitoes in Autumn) the wedges were finished and attached. But the quilt still needed something else.
So back to that plundered fabric pile and on with some lovely green stripe – I must confess to being very prejudiced against green combined with yellow – too many decades of watching Australian sportspeople cavort about in appalling outfits – but I’m rethinking it – I really like the 1940s kitchen colour combo I have going here. I’m thinking pink cherry binding.
Hopefully, tomorrow morning I will go up to school and borrow the dining room tables to pin it together.
And look at this! Is it any wonder there is cotton thread from one end of the house to another. I attract it!