Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Another UFO Top Done!

I'm on a roll!  I pulled yet another UFO out of the closet today and got to work on it!  My oldest son chose all these fabrics, and the pattern, and pieced the center of this quilt top about 3 years ago.  He did an amazing job with his 1/4" seams and everything - I was so proud of him.  Then he chose a jungle boarder print from my stash and decided that he absolutely had to have it as a second boarder.  I thought - gack! - I have to miter those boarders and they have lots of points to match up.  Needless to say, it got put on a hanger and hung in my quilt closet for a few years.  Occasionally he would ask me about it and I would say that I still hadn't sewn on the boarders yet.

Well today was the day - I pulled it out and got those boarders on - 4 miters on the 2 boarders done at the same time.  It's not that I find miters hard - it's just that they are time consuming.  I am extremely fussy about my mitered boarders and this particular one had a lot of lines to match up and I wanted them to perfectly match up.  So I took my time and spent a couple hours getting the two mitered boarders on and they lay nice and flat now.  I think this quilt is calling out for a variegated thread!

When my son came in, from playing in our newly fallen snow, he was so happy to see his quilt!  I now feel silly for putting this off for sooo long when it honestly wasn't a hard job - just a fussy one.

Quilters do you ever do that?  Put a quilting job off just because you have reached a task you don't love?


Jo said...

Isn't it nice to get those UFO's out and room for new goodies. Check out my blog post today and you can see which thread guide I am bypassing on my Grand Quilter.

susan said...

I do the same thing much too oftern and I usually get a gentle nudge from my quilting buddy to get past this "wall" I come too. I always feel so much better when I get past it and then I wonder why I took so long.