Tuesday, 10 December 2013

a nice day for finishing a quilt...

2 miracles happened today...

1. i finished a quilt that had been sitting on a pile waiting patiently for its turn since january and...

2. it was sunny enough to take a stroll across the road to the park to shoot a few pics of it.

the quilt in question was my scrappy trip along quilt below, which was my xmas vacation project last year. 

oh so embarrassing to be about to embark on this year's xmas vacation and still have it unfinished. having found an unusual free gap in my week i finally set about to finish it.





there is actually something rather nice about revisiting an unfinished project...memories are wrapped up in it...you get to revisit and rework with fabrics that you may not be anymore.

advantages galore...and that's my story for being a lazy a*** and i'm sticking to it.


im so so pleased with how it's turned out and hopefully ruby, who it was originally made for, is still keen on it too.

i had a fun little photo shoot in the park...dodging the dogs and the wind (weather wind not the dogs' wind) and to show you a few more of the photos i have attached a little flipagram here, which may or may not work. i have never made one before, but have fun with it if it does!

video

what finishing this quilt has taught me is...

1. i can be a finisher...
2. i actually enjoyed being a finisher...
3. i really really must finish more things before i start anything new.

that last one is my new year's resolution...good luck with that huh?

oh and that first picture at the top?...
that's a sneak of a commission that i have been working on and is about to head off to its destination. just as soon as i can i'll tell you more about that one!

7 comments:

Nicky said...

I is fun to finish things ! And those look great finishes!

Carla said...

Beautiful finish indeed

lindsey said...

So lovely and well done for finishing....need to get mine done :)

Flying Blind... said...

Finishing quilts is the best feeling!

Paula said...

This is really beautiful Karen! and your Flipagram worked to perfection! xx

Charlotte said...

it"s lovely! I'm sure my future daughter-in-law will love it to bits :-D

michelle said...

What is the song on the Flipagram