I finally got it finished. Here it is…my Tribute to Judie quilt.
This quilt was a LONG time in the process. I’m pretty sure it was my oldest UFO. I looked on the blog and found this picture. It was from a February 12, 2010 blog post. WHEW….almost 14 years ago. That’s a little embarrassing. I had made my first 9 blocks. There are 180 in the quilt.
About that time Temecula Quilt Company was featured in Country Sampler. I remember seeing this picture…Oh, my word. I had to make that quilt. I just LOVED it. I had a trip planned to San Diego California. I hope that Temecula was close. I wanted to go to that quilt shop.
The trip was a training for teaching continuing education to childcare providers. Kramer came with me for the first part and then went home. I stayed on. While we were he was a good sport and we visited a few quilt shops. I didn’t get to Temecula though.
When I got home, I ended up ordering the pattern…and a month later, I started the quilt. But then is sat for YEARS. We moved from the farmhouse to the house here in town. Kramer passed away. We had 10 grandkids. I’m no longer teaching the classes…but the quilt UFO remained until today when it’s finally finished!!
Many thanks to Ila my friend and blog reader. Once I had the blocks finished I was debating on fabric for finishing. Ila ended up sending me a big bunch. I had plenty to choose from and more!! THANKS, Ila.
The star blocks are all sorts of different colors. I love quilts like this because they are almost a chronicle of the fabrics I had at the time.
Choosing border fabric was a pain for me. I am terrible at decisions and here I needed to make four choices!! There are three borders and the binding too.
I didn’t do anything special for the quilting motif or thread. I wanted something that wasn’t noticeable. The stipple design and matching thread met my goal.
I had this piece of thrift store fabric and used it up. It was exactly the size I needed. In real life, it is not pink. It’s more the color of the alternate block fabric.
So the last thing we need is a picture with the quilt and the dogs… Then I can call it finished.
If you notice, Izzy my Aussidoodle is ALWAYS on the left…Rosie the beagle on the right. They always do this…always. When I give them food or anytime they are at attention near me. I think it’s so unusual.
So now…I should probably go pick my next oldest UFO and tackle it. That quilt too has been percolating for a long time. At least this one is done!!