I ended up finishing up the fireman quilt last week and took the rest of my early morning sewing time and gave it to Talkin’ Turkey. That’s just the boost it needed.
The center of the quilt is finished!!! Yahoo. I finally feel like the quilt if coming together. This quilt is MARATHON sewing expedition!! For curious minds, the pattern can be found in Bonnie Hunter’s book String Fling.
I had to laugh last week. Some people seemed to “feel bad” for me because I had so many UFOs. I think there were 15…but 4 of them were completed tops. I didn’t think that was horrible at all. I love having all this quilts going on. Here’s the best part….I started this quilt WAY back when Bonnie had this block featured in Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks. I looked it up and it was from May of 2012. That’s almost five years this has been a UFO. To some that seems tragic. No me…not one bit. I STILL LOVE THE QUILT. So many people who have UFOs have UFOs because they have fallen out of love with the projects. I love this and am HAPPILY sewing on it. The only thing that has prevented this quilt from being completed sooner is life.
I am hoping to keep powering through this one. My goal for next week is to have the rest of the borders sewn. They might not be on the quilt but I do want them sewn together….and for anyone counting. Yes, my version is bigger than the original. That one was in a 5 x 6 setting. Mine is a 6 x 6 setting.
See you right back here next week.