Since we are all 'friends' here I will admit that I did not do the project I purposed TO DO. I am sure that no one else has ever had a near miss on a dead-line.
I started out really excited and just "Knew" exactly what I wanted to -show off.
The Blog Hop was a perfect opportunity for me to get out an old UFO and finish it in time to share (and to be one quilt ahead for Christmas)
Well you know how it goes.......(fill in your own excuses here- I may need to borrow one sometime).....I actually got the top back from my friend Pam. (She had it at her shop to show off how easy the small tumbler die from Accuquilt is to use with scraps)
|This is one of the first projects I cut tumblers for. I have always wanted to add borders and was holding out to find the 'perfect' fabric or idea to finish this future keepsake. It will have to wait a bit longer--my bad.|
I did pull additional fabrics to design and work on my border...and the rest is how it sometimes goes....nothing got done.
|I want(ed) to make a 6 in black border with 2 1/2" letters. In the spirit of Christmas and as a salute to Cake Wrecks I came up with the perfect saying to tie this piece in with our Blog Hop.|
Don't laugh but I still plan to add:
M E R R Y (across the top)
C H R I S T M A S
(on the bottom)
I will do some holiday applique in the corners etc....
You know this was a lot cuter in my head--lol
Don't be too sad that I missed this dead-line, I look at it that I am ahead of the game for next year.
Because you have been so forgiving, I decided to throw in a little more eye candy to make your stop worthwhile.
|I think I would like to try this sometime set on point, maybe with flowers? What would you do?|
|Here is the finished quilt |
The grand kids always love a favorite quilt to pull out around the holidays. I like that they enjoy a good snuggle under at grandma's house. Some day I can gift this then well worn keepsake to one of my future heirs to share with their loved ones.
Several of the girls have already called Dibs....wonder who will add it to their collection? Maybe I should just make a couple of more just in case...... the way I am going, maybe I should just gift the UFO's and call it good!
Thanks for stopping by
be good- Cheryl