I told you at the beginning of the month I went a little crazy with running quilts through the long arm. Slowly, I am revealing them. This is my Civil War Tribute quilt…
I am THRILLED to have it finished. Kelli and I both started these as monthly kits when they first came out…we both stalled out on them.
Then almost two years ago on the blog, we hosted a “get your old UFO monthly quilt finished” quilt along and then we got both of ours finished into tops….then they sat again.
I finished Kelli’s a bit ago…then this one stalled.
Thanks to participating in the Dirty Dozen UFO Challenge hosted by Country Threads, I tackled mine.
I waited to share this until Kelli was here so I could get pictures of both of us with both of the quilts. I wanted to make sure you didn’t think I was cheating.
Here we are…two of us and two quilts…See??
I am so thankful to have these done. So thankful!!
These two quilts have been grinding on me for a LONG TIME.
A blog reader said to me that I would appreciate the quilts more once they were done…she was so right.
Trudging along with them was just plain no fun. It’s a lovely quilt but my heart just wasn’t in the sewing of them. I’ve found something out about myself as I did this….
I am not a monthly sew a long girl. I don’t like to make sampler type quilts. I love the monotony of making block after block. I don’t like learning a new block all the time. I also don’t like projects sitting around waiting for the next installment.
But…like the blog reader said…I do like it all finished.
The backing is some I bought at an auction. It goes perfectly with the top.
Oh…what a relief to have these finished!!
I did my hook and bump motif on this.
Kelli’s had baptist fans on hers and I really dreaded doing them again. The quilt is 115″ long and oh my, that’s a lot of quilt! In an effort to just finish it, I decided I was on a roll with hook and bump and that’s what I was going to do.
In the end, I liked it better than the Baptist fans so that’s awesome!!
I bound it with the same brownish fabric as the inner border.
I am resting as a happy girl. I have another UFO off the list!! What more could a girl want??
So curiously, I’d love to know if you are like me and don’t like block of the month projects or if you are someone who loves them…of course, there is no wrong answer!! Please share in the comment section what you like.
…and with that, I’m heading back to working on fixing my sewing room. I can’t wait!