Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday at Finn's....

and a sunshiney one it is *VBS* Showers in the forecast, but for later in the day. On the hillsides all around me,the leaves are beginning their transformation. It reminds me that snowflakes will follow, but that I should enjoy the dance that accompanies autumn in WI. The Thimbleberries Logs are finished. I put the last stitches in the binding yesterday while watching re-runs of Project Runway. I'm very happy to be finished with this one. Its been a hanger way too long.
 It has a cozy flannel backing and is machine quilted in the ditch between the 10" blocks. When I finished, it didn't seem to be enough quilting, so I tossed it in the hoop and used cranberry perle cotton and stitched in the ditch around the first row of logs. Really make the definition much better. As usual, I've changed my mind again about what comes next....LOL
 And it's this one this time. The butterfly background is from a challenge that Cher, Marathon Quilter, helped with. She sent me a half yard so I could play along. The quilt is way past overdue, but it will get finished and donated. *VBS*
 Along with Friday sunshine, my youngest grandson(DGS #10) with a big smile for Granny Finn. They are coming to see me on the 4th of October. Can't wait to get my hands on him again *VBS* Happy stitching everyone!
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13 comments:

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Oh my! Look at the big smile from your DGS,such a cutie, he's gonna break a lot of hearts when he's a grown-up! I had to laugh because I still have some of the Thimbleberries fabric in my stash that you've used in your quilt as well as the butterfly fabric(background fabric)in your Bowtie quilt. I wonder who else has these fabrcs still in their stash and is willing to admit it? LOL

Quilt Memories said...

What a beautiful smile that little one has, he is precious! I know you are anxious to get to love on him! Love both the quilts also, You are one busy lady!!
Bobbin

MYRA said...

Your Thimbleberries Logs look great! Feels good to have another one done hey?! 8-)
Love the yummy green on your bow-ties top! Some luck donatee will certainly love it!!
That smiling DGS is simply adorable! Looks like a little shepard with that blankie. Where's is sheep? 8-)
Happy stitchings Finn!

Cher said...

who could resist that engaging grin? I just want to pick him up and snuggle. oh, what a fun and familiar ufo!!! what a clever way to have used that butterfly fabric Finn- whenever it gets done, it will be great.
I had forgotten I had sent you that fabric...gee, time flies with all the quilts you and I have made since meeting. great finish and on to the next-well, Finn, you are certainly staying with the ufo finish plan!
I look forward to hearing more of the upcoming visit.

Carolyn said...

Finn, your little log cabin is beautiful...as is your bowtie quilt. But your DGS..oh my, what a charmer! His parents will have their hands full with him!

Libby said...

I bet you are just counting the days until that sweet little run arrives for some Granny Finn cuddles *s*

Jen said...

Finn,

I have just discovered your blog, and it is so warm, inviting, and cozy. You are a prolific quilter, and your work is inspiring. I plan to visit frequently now that I have found you! I feel as though I'm chatting over a cup of tea and a warm slice of apple pie; thank you! Jen

Tropical Screamer said...

I can just imagine snuggling his neck and blowing a raspberry. I can still hear Dear Son cackle when we did that.

Give him a hug from me.

And your quilts, as always, are incredibly beautiful.

Sipping green tea and thinking of you.

Darilyn

em's scrapbag said...

Congrats on another finish. Your grandson is precious. So enjoy your visit with him!! Have a great weekend!! Em

Coleen said...

Look at the smile on that baby, what a cutie.

Magpie Sue said...

What a cutie pie! And the quilts look good too ;- )

dee said...

He's gorgeous! What cheeks. I've been missing sewing but hope to get back to things next week. Have fun and that Log cabin is very comfy looking.

Gypsy Quilter said...

You're definitely winning. That lil' one is toooo cute!