Friday, November 25, 2011


It is a Friday Finish !
I have wanted to have a Friday Finish for weeks now so I could be part of this group.
Now I am and this is checked off my bucket list...yippie yahoo !!

I really enjoyed making this quilt.
I found 2 green check blocks together and was set to take the quilt apart
and fix this "eye sore"

However the day I was to do this was a day that I had my craft/quilt group over for a day of FUN.

Julie said she would not change/fix the quilt. That it looked great as it was and the 2 blocks together added to the charm of being a vintage quilt.

So I left the quilt as it was
and started the machine quilting.
I love the entire process of quilting.

I am not a perfectionist, I do not have to put a mistake in my quilts as the Amish women do.
I just simple love the process of designing, piecing, running fabric through the machine and finally the machine quilting.
My favorite quilts are the ones that made my heart sing while making, no matter how "perfect" the end product was finished.

Today is "Black Friday". I may go out today to get DD a pair of jeans, but I am actually ALL DONE with my Holiday shopping. Have been for weeks.
I have never enjoyed the craziness of Holiday shopping, always felt it was out sink with the whole Christmas Season.
Too much shopping makes me a tired crabby Old Lady.
Are you a shopper or button down the hatches during theChristmas Season?


Angie said...

Ooooh, I'm definitely a 'button down the hatches' kinda girl---talk about crabby... :D On the other hand, I cannot imagine having all of my shopping (not that I do much these days) done, like you and a friend of mine. I'm green with envy!! ;) I ADORE this quilt!!! Need/want my snail mail addy so I can 'store' it for you? ;D Happy Thanksgiving

Julie said...

I'm a shopper, however, I usually have a lot more done than I do this year. Love the quilt!

Kyle said...

I don't mind shopping for a certain period of time and I must have a list. Your quilt is delightful. Bring it to quilt group sometime so we can see it up close.

Nicky said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Your quilt is lovely - great colours! No quilt is perfect certainly not mine - that's not why I make them!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I am just learning how to quilt after piecing the top. I am having problems keeping my straight lines on either side of my quarter inch seams straight. They waiver a bit. I'm doing it on a regular machine. I guess I need to practice a lot.

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Beautiful work. Beautiful quilt. The soft colors make this a really sweet quilt. Nice work!

Little Island Quilting said...

I like your quilting ethos - same as mine!


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