I’ve finished another quilt! This isn’t quite a happy dance time though, more of a warning to those of you who have quilt tops just not quite finished…a UFO
This quilt was made by my mum, years ago, probably over ten years ago, we found it whilst we were clearing her house. She doesn’t remember making it, but I think it’s probably one of her best (she made a lot of quilts!) I love the colours and the idea of just having one large piece of special fabric in the centre, it’s simple but very effective. I think it’s beautiful.
My mum pieced it, she clearly sent it off to Christine Marriage for quilting (our local long arm quilter) as it’s beautifully quilted. My mum machine stitched the binding on, all she had to do was hand stitch it down on the back…
…but it sat there probably for over a decade, all for the sake of a couple of evenings hand-stitching, never finished and therefore never used.
My sister would like the quilt for her spare room, so I said I would finish it for her as she doesn’t do much sewing these days and has never got into quilting.
The binding is heavier cotton than usual quilting weight, so it was a bit bulky to stitch down. It’s quite a big quilt too at about 90″ by 72″ but after a couple of evenings it was done. I quite like stitching binding down, though judging by comments on facebook pages, I think I’m in the minority! It’s one of those tedious tasks you can do whilst your mind wanders all over the place 🙂
So if anyone reading this has quilts like this, UFO’s for the sake of a couple of evenings, just stop procrastinating, get on with it and finish them! Then at least you can have the pleasure of using it or giving it to someone else to cherish.
My sister is coming to collect it soon, she can launder it to freshen it up and then pop it on the spare room bed for visitors to admire and enjoy. I think it’s lovely that it is finally finished and going to it’s new home.
I’m linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, why not follow the link and see what everyone else has been hand-stitching.