Thursday, April 15, 2010

"Me Too" A really old UFO

This is one of my long time hand applique quilt tops, I just finished today. 
 I've worked on this since 2002.  The border is all done by hand applique.  I enjoyed doing it but got discouraged by the time consuming nature of hand applique and tried to speed things up by switching to machine , but did not like the look at all. 

The pattern came from an Oct. American Patchwork and quilting and was designed by Kim Deilh.  It is so much bigger than I thought it would be.  The quilting in the magazine is meandering and I plan to have someone do that for me.  I thought I had enough backing to back the quilt, but I'm not sure.  I will settle on something and get the binding done at my next retreat, so I can totally finish it.

1 comment:

Quilting Queen said...

Good for you , you got a UFO done...I can't tell you how many I have sitting there waiting to be finished. I do like yours though. I'm a hand applique fanatic. Despite the fact it seems to take forever, I think it just makes the quilt. As it did yours...good job.