Done is a very good word!


Done is a very good word, indeed. Nothing gets finished when you don't work on it for say, 13 years or so but perhaps gets done eventually.

So I will have one wall hanging ready for Christmas display and another to put up in my bedroom when I get my 30's sampler quilt done. After all, I have lovely throw pillow covers to use along with it.

The applique is crude at best, the hat is crooked, the fans are not all the same shape exactly but both are hand quilted and best of all, done. I had fun slowing down and doing the quilting. Of course, I can think of other projects that would be nice to revisit that currently reside on my shelves or are stuck away in baskets somewhere. Some are from this same time frame (94-95)--old small group projects or pass around projects, blocks I won in the block drawings at quilt guild........bet you have some that could be that old too. Come on, I cannot be the only one!!

The hint of fall is definitely in the air though the only leaves I see changing are the ones on my little dogwood tree. I guess the first day of fall is just days away by the calendar. When you live in the Southeast as I do, it will be a few weeks yet for fall color. The temperature was in the mid 50's when I left to walk this morning a little after 9 and now, in what is normally the hottest time of the day it is only 68. Such a nice breeze blowing, no humidity to speak of, sunshine but not the oppressive heat. One of the Birmingham area weathercasters calls this "severe clear" but I tell you, I live for days just like this. We moved here for temperate climate so DJ could play golf year round but as I have said, not for the summers, LOL.

So I think I may sew a bit--maybe even something fast and fun that does not require a great deal of thought process. Ostrich round robin can wait one more day. Posted by Picasa

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  1. The fan quilt is beautiful. I love the colors. THe fall colors are in full swing here and there is frost on the grass most mornings. Winter is definitely on its way but I like that. It is easier to get work done inside when it's cold outside.

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  2. He is a wonderful Santa - and you are sure to enjoy this FINISHED project this coming winter. Plus - the fans... great motivation to finish your other 30's quilt. 2 finished projects in 1 post - I am impressed and celebrating with you!

    Cheers!

    Evelyn

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  3. Done is wonderful and I love the Santa. You aren't the only one with unfinished projects from the early to mid-90's. I've got an oval Mariner's Compass pieced that has been on my design wall most of the last decade and it still hasn't inspired me to piece the corner blocks or stitch the compass into the background.

    Then there is the Southwest Pottery quilt (a Cristal Carter pattern) that is done and pinned to the back and batting ready to machine quilt. Been that way for 2 years and it's fairly small wall hanging. Started that in the mid-90s.

    I'll not go into the 2 sets of exchange blocks (I quickly quit joining exchanges to minimize the collection) or the fabric still set aside a decade later for projects that have never been started.

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  4. Love the fans! You finished so quickly. Hope your DH is doing okay.

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  5. I love the Santa and the fans. Sounds like you are enjoying the weather---Walk some for me..
    Melanie

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  6. Ah fall is well underway here with a couple of frost warnings already...

    I love the appliques. I rather prefer them I think to being "perfect" as their uniqueness is part of the charm :-)

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  7. would you just leave Santa's hat alone...it is fine, it looks like it was suppose to be tipped a bit!!! NOW BACK OFF SANTA'S HAT!!! LOL isn't it funny when we see something as not done exactly right but someone else sees it as JUST RIGHT??? As for your fun little 30's wall hanging!! too too fun!! and perfect for your new bedroom re-do with the new quilt...now get that quilt finished LOL see, I am keeping your feet to the fire...now do it!!! LOL Way to go, getting those older projects done and out of the way Done, a good word!

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  8. Slowing down to quilt . . . I like that phrase. I've been mulling that thought and process over the last few days myself. I wonder how many quilters forget to enjoy the process and just do it to have another completed project.

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  9. Those little fans are the funkiest fabrics! Are they vintage? I think I read somewhere that you said they are. Congrats on pulling those projects out and finishing them. Both are very cute! Bet you feel good too!

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  10. Good job! Nice feeling to get those old UFOs done, isn't it? And, sometimes we really do just need to slow down. Will probably inspire you to pull out a few more and, yes, I have projects waiting that are that old! lol

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  11. both those quilts look great. Well done on getting them both quilted.

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  12. I think both quilts look wonderful!!! And congrats on TWO Done-Dones!

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  13. You mean your supposed to finish these things?? Wish someone had told me that in the beginning. They both look very good; I think the hat looks quite rakish tipped at an angle like that.

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  14. Yeah -- finished. Good for you. I love 'em both.

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  15. Congratulations on getting not one, but two quilts finished. Linda, you did a great job, and are being way too hard on yourself. These are handmade projects, and they are supposed to have these quirky things like a tipped hat. That adds character, and doesn't take away from anything.

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  16. I really love those appliqued fans- quite lovely with those prints!

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  17. Oh I just love eveything. I like seeing into ther peoples rooms and seeing what they use for stuff!!

    I thik the 2 wall hangings turned out fabulous! Both just perfect in their own right! Both will be used and they are done which is what counts!

    Pippi looks well rested by the way, LOL!

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  18. Those fans are so quirky and I love the cotton-candy colours.

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