Friday, April 20, 2012

the finished flock...

I am off to a quick start with all of my finish-a-long projects for this quarter! Do you have any of those projects that can only be described as 'a long time in the making'? My flying geese quilt that I have dubbed 'the flock' is the very first full size quilt top I completed [it's a queen size], and probably one of the first big sewing projects I worked on. As I look through my stash I am reminded about my 'urgency' when it comes to buying things, especially fabric. I found this pattern in a quilt magazine in 2001, determined to make it, I bought all the fabric necessary along with ample fabric for pillows, pillowcases, even enough green solid to make a flat sheet. How ambitious, yes the quilt is FINALLY finished, but the pillow and bedding fabric remains folded or on bolts :)

This was before my 'modern' phase, so the colors are a little darker and distressed. It was also before I really knew what I was doing, so there are quite a few squished beaks on the geese.

LABELS: If you don't do this, you need to! I have quilts that my grandma and great grandma made - I think. There is no label, no information, no remembrance of when or for who. It is kind of sad to know that every quilt has a story, but it can't be known or told. This is a little big, but I like it all the same :) I used printable fabric; for more ideas on labels, check out this post.

Robyn Pandolph [who still designs, though not for Moda] designed this grouping called Morning Glory. The line included prints and homespuns [woven plaids] - which makes for an awesome assortment of textures. Still creating wonderful floral prints, you can pick up some of her newer RJR fabrics over at the fat quarter shop.

Quilt Started: 2001 / Binding Finished: 2012
Only 11 years to finish - do you have any projects that have been hanging around your craft area that long [that you're willing to admit]?

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on finishing! It's beautiful! :) I have a crocheted blanket that was going to a be something I made for Jonathan and I our first year of marriage, then when it didn't get finished, it was going to be a blanket for my brother for graduation... still is in a bag waiting to be finished, which may never happen - I can't find the yarn I used anymore... So that is about a 10 year old project. Then there are two quilts that I started about 3 years ago. And the comforters for the boys that have to be going on 2. Those shouldn't be too difficult to finish, one just needs binding and the other needs knotted and binding. And I have a new niece or nephew coming, and I would love to make a baby quilt for him or her... So many projects, not enough time in the day. :)