Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A finish!!

Shoofly Pie is done!!! I haven't completed a queen-size quilt in more than a year. (Ha, in fact the only thing I've completed at all in the past six months was Squaredance ...) The quilting took almost forever on this, and handstitching the binding down seemed endless. I guess I'd forgotten how much bigger queen-size is than lap-size :)

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Meanwhile, the house is returning to it's normal state of fairly-clean. And the Halloween stuff is put away. And I dusted the apples and finished the applesauce -- peeling hundreds of apples seemed never-ending, too. I need to get an apple-peeler-gadget for next fall!

My Christmas star blocks are coming along. And Judy's started offering the directions for Morning Splash, her latest Quilt-for-an-hour project. It's a beauty! I'm going to make it, but smaller than hers, so I need to do some calculating first.

Thanks for all the nice feed back about my Mountain Home Sampler. It's an ambitious undertaking, but I'm excited about it. I thought keeping all those posts on a separate blog would allow me to have a record of the entire project, not just sprinkles here and there among the every-day blog stuff.

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9 comments:

Beth said...

What a lovely quilt!

Vonna said...

Oh, this is just beautiful! Do you have my address? :)

vickiwelsh said...

Very pretty!

AnnieO said...

I love that quilt! Wonderful color combo and it looks cozy and huggable (always a top-rated quality in my book:)) How exciting for you to have all these projects to settle down to. I can see your smile from here!

anne bebbington said...

Shoofly Pie is gorgeous - yes doesn't the binding seem to take forever on a large quilt, and then all of a sudden you turn the last corner and you're there and quite sad there's no more to be stitched :o)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Congratulations!! It looks amazing!!

Brit said...

oooh Beautiful! Glad you are back at it! I always feel more centered when I'm producing!

The Calico Cat said...

handstitching the binding down seemed endless.

I hear ya - I just finished the hand stitching on my orange cat charm quilt. I am embarassed to admit when I started that CHORE.

Texan said...

Just lovely!!!