Food for thought.

Memory is a wonderful treasure chest for those who know how to pack it.

Monday, May 3, 2010

4 out of 4 plus 4 (cornerstones)...done, done, done!!!

Four corner scallops.....


and this completes the quilt top.


Do you think even though I started this quilt in 2008 and then put it away for a year because of those darn scallops (that weren't so darned afterall) and then finished the top in 2010, that I should rip off '08 and make it '10?

Now to decide whether or not I have enough imagination, patience  and the fortitude to hand quilt this baby  or if I should send it off.  It would get done a whole lot sooner if I sent it off, but with all the work I have done, handquilting seems the way to go.

Anyways, can you tell that my giddiness is making me do that quiltng "happy dance"?  I can't believe this quilt top is done.   I can now start the next UFO...which is probably a binding or two for the last two quilts that went to the quilter.  Beyond the Cherry Trees BOM is due out on the 10th.  I still have a few days.

Thanks for joining me on my journey !!!!

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt. You did a fantastic job. Those scallops really make it. I see you doing the Happy Dance! Woo Woo!

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  2. Mimi, I have always wanted to make that quilt. Yours is gorgeous.

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  3. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh . . . I need to get to work on mine! Your's is looking absolutely awesome - great job on those borders. I'd change the 2008 to 2010 or leave the 2008 and add a 2010 somewhere else on the quilt - that would cover the gamit! Hand quilting???? Very energetic! Great job. - Marlene

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  4. It's a beauty,F. I love it! If my vote counts, I think you should hand quilt this one. It just fits it, don't you think? Of course, this opinion is coming from the one who CAN"T hand quilt.

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  5. I think that it's a 2008 quilt since you made the most important part of the quilt (the house blocks) in 2008. Actually you made the scallops back then too, they just didn't fit right.

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  6. Woohoo, you have a flimsy finish. I"m not sure about the date, thats your personal choice. As for quilting, I'd hand quilt it, But it's an opinion from a longarm quilter who has 2 hand quilting and one hand applique project on the go at any given time.

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