Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Another WIP Wednesday....

and no Project Runway to look forward to this evening! A chilly but sunny day here in my part of WI. We had a hard freeze the past two night, and my outdoor plants are officially done! The blue baby bows quilt is finished. Not sure what my camera is up too, but in reality, the binding is the same blue as the border. It sure looks gray in this picture.
 I got the 42 blocks of this one sized over the past few days, and began making the rows this morning. Again, I have no idea why this one is out of focus, while the ones before and after are just fine??? Gremins I guess. Or maybe an early Halloween Trick or Treat??
 Last but not least today, a very, very old UFO. It would be complete if I would just get busy and quilt that last border and attach binding. When I began quilting it, I quilted the background with a 1/4th inch grid. There isn't much background after all, and the majority of this little quilt was already done in 1991! Which is an amazing 17 years ago!!! How do I know that? Well, in 1991 I toured Ireland with a friend, and this is the hand stitching project I took with me. There is a picture around here somewhere of me sitting on a wall outside a pub in Co. Kerry, stitching on this little quilt. These days the idea of quilting with black on black is daunting, but I've decided to "go for it". And then search out something to bind it with *VBS* Long enough already, right???Oh yes, for the record these little bows are hand pieced and finish at 3.5".
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13 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

You've been busy, haven't you? About 2 weeks ago I did a major garden clean up and then we got a hard freeze. Now, the daytime temps are back to about 76 and night time lows are about 34. Just love this kind of weather. It isn't even cold enuff for jackets.

Carolyn said...

I love your bow tie quilts, especially the little hand pieced one. I do think it's time for a finish! :o) How many have you completed since you started your challenge?
We had our first snow yesterday, which is almost unheard of in our part of NJ...last time was 1979, the year I graduated high school! We had a bad winter that year, I wonder what's in store this year?

I'm loving seeing all your finishes...

em's scrapbag said...

The bow ties are so sweet. Don't you hate when technology has gremlins? Love to see all your lovely scrappy quilts. They are so inspiring.

ROZ said...

It was about 85 degrees here today. Promises to get cold all the way down to about 75 pretty soon. Love all those bow ties. I made a blue bow ties quilt couple of years ago.

Paula said...

I really like your little Amish inspired bow tie quilt. Not much more left to finish it!! Keep at it. Can't wait to see it all finished.

Granny Lyn said...

I absolutley LOVE the little bow tie!! what an inspiration! an heirloom for your daughters..(Steph will love it, too) lucky lucky lucky!

Connie W said...

Hi Finn, just popping in to say hi.
I haven't posted a comment in quite a while, I think. :)
Connie W

Chris' Shady Grove said...

lovely work. I hope my UFO's don't get put off that long. I may have to join your group next year. They are starting to pile up!

nannergirl said...

Love the little blue bowties. I can't believe how much you get done...I should have a weekly WIP day.
BTW, I finished another UFO (is this where you want us to tell you that?)
Thanks,
Kim/nannergirl

jacquie said...

i miss project runway too...love the little bowties!

julieQ said...

Love yoru baby blue bowties! My pictures somehow look different in the finished product sometimes, too. I would love to hear about Ireland! How fun!

Magpie Sue said...

You know, I finally broke down and purchased season 2 of Project Runway on DVD's so I could have them in the background as I work. Something about that show gets me moving on the days when I would otherwise fritter my time away! I expect to be purchasing season 4 between now and Christmas too!

Katie said...

Lost my comment post so will try again. That pic is such a nice way to send a thank-you. He is sure a nice-looking boy. Aren't pics nice to remember our travels? Hey, starts and finishes at our pace. I'm am going to read a couple posts from the challenge participants each day. Glad your Ott light is shining. Hang in there.
Hugs. I tried to bold this comment for you but no luck