Saturday, September 27, 2008

another ufo finished


I've had this for a three years (yes years). It was a block of the month from my local quilt shop. I've been meaning to finish it for fall and I finally have. I've had issues about my machine quilting skills which I why I have some ufo's. But I've found with more practice I'm getting better and not so afraid to tackle some of my tops waiting to be quilted. This weekend I'm going to baste another and begin quilting that - I'm on a roll.

13 comments:

Alice Grace said...

Very pretty blocks! I am trying to learn to machine quilt also, and so far am pleased with the process!

ivoryspring said...

What a beautiful quilt - the green and red make such great color combination.

Cris said...

it looks beautiful

Sara said...

Those colors are so pretty! Very beautiful!

amandajean said...

it's beautiful! how wonderful to finish a 3 year ufo!!!

Melanie said...

That is so beautiful Lynn! Well done for finishing it. My longest project was 7 years in the making. :-) I'm still a machine quilting wuss. All tips appreciated.

Melanie said...

Hia Lynn, the sloe berry comes from the blackthorn shrub/hedging plant(Prunus Spinosa). Yes Halsall Church is in use- it will have it's harvest festival on Sunday where you can take photos after the service. I'm hoping to go, so I can share with everyone just what a harvest festival is in a small rural village. I haven't been able to take any internal shots yet as the church was locked when I popped over.

Eileen said...

Only 3 years? That's not really bad.
Beautiful quilt.. and good job mastering the machine quilting. You are way ahead of me.. I've never even tried it.

Carin said...

Its beutiful!

Melanie said...

Hi Lynn, yes I love Miss Read. I have all of them. My Great Aunt Agnes lived on Thrush Green really Wood Green in Witney so I have very fond memories of the area. A lot of my family still live nearby.

Melanie said...

Conkers are the nut from the Horse chestnut tree. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse-chestnut_(tree)
Humans can't eat them so we collect them and put one on a piece of string to have a conker battle. You take it in turns to swing and bash your conker against the other persons. The conker which survives being bashed by the other wins and becomes a "oner" if it wins against another conker it becomes a "two-er" and so on.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful quilt, love the colors! And it's finished! That's gotta feel good:)
Is that another project in the basket next to the chair?

Linda said...

You go girl!! Great job! That is beautiful!
Linda