Thursday, March 18, 2010

Oldest WIP

The winner of my 1 year giveaway is Nanette of Freda's Hive. Thank you for all of your well wishes and advice. As always I let you know how my journey continues to be a better machine quilter.

I have been so sick this past week and a half, and so have my children. I am so far behind in all of my quilting. We are starting to get better and hopefully I can get back to quilting. Next time, I schedule so much in I will have to remember to leave myself some sick days. Luckily for me, Julie is hosting a talk on your oldest WIP at Quilter's Daily Blog-Along. That I can handle. Ironically enough, they both reappeared in my life in the last couple of months.

This one here is the oldest. I would say it is about 10-11 years old. It was a little quilt and it is meant to be a pillow. It was iron on applique but I was not as good at stitching around the flowers, so it never got finished. My mom just found it last week in her basement.

This other one is about 9 years old. It was a course I took from a quilting store. They used Eleanor Burns' Quilt in a Day Log Cabin pattern. This was a test one for me, because I wanted to make one for my aunt. I did end up finishing the one for my aunt and it turned out beautifully. I got frustrated with this one, and gave it away to a quilting friend. She found it in her basement and returned it to me at Christmas time. I am going to finish it up. What is your oldest WIP?

I am also back in for the Friday Night Sew-In. It is fun knowing that we are all sewing together. I am going to be catching up on my quilting work.


Anonymous said...

I really like your little tulips quilt/pillow. That would probably finish up in no time at all!
Bradie Sparrow
PS. Congrats on being featured on Amy's blog!

Barb said...

Sorry you have been ill.....

love the pillow..

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

First I have to say YYYYYYay me! Thanks so much Michelle. We've been sick with colds here this week too. I think winter is trying to keep us in its clutches. I love the block and the purple. This is really pretty. :-) Thank you!! And get well.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Congrats. to Nanette!! Wow, my first quilts never looked that good!! Such pretty colors in the log cabin!

Myra said...

These two items are lovely WIPs Michelle! They log cabin looks like it would make a lovely baby/child's quilt, and the pillow would be lovely on a bed!!! 8-)

I've been missing so much in blogland... Have I missed any PhD finishes down your way that I need to mark as done on the group list?

Hope your are all feeling better soon!

Happy stitchings!

jaybird said...

you gave it to her & she gave it back!! oh dear! well i'll support your decision to finally finish it!!