Sunday, January 23, 2011

My Oldest UFO...

I finished up the binding on my purple wall hanging or table topper, whatever you want to call it. With it being on the wall or table you will not see that back, thank goodness! I had some major problems with the bobbin. Actually I think most of it was the thread that I used, so I ended up tossing it.
I was looking through my quilt tops and decided to quilt this one. It is my oldest quilt top, probably 10-12 years old. You can tell that some of the fabrics are older ones. As I looked at this top, I really wondered about some of the placement of the blocks. I think I just sewed them together and didn't lay it out and look at it from all angles. I try to pay more attention to that stuff now, but then again, I think that you can really over think it sometimes. This quilt is called "Scrappy Windmills", nothing fancy.

I got it loaded on the frame and got one pass quilted. I was having some tension problems but that was because I messed with it when I had that purple wall hanging on there. I am trying a new panto too, I think I will really like that design once it is all finished. It measures 92x96 so it is another large one. I have several big ones that need quilted so I hope to get those done this year.

Speaking of quilt tops....I have them listed at the top of my blog under "flimisies" As of right now I have 30 tops to quilt. Well...actually, I have a few more but they are small crib quilts and wall hangings so I will not count them. But 30 sounds great to me, considering I did have 75 that needed quilted!!!! You can see a photo of those 75 piled on my bed on my sidebar.

I hope to work more on this top tomorrow afternoon. Mom has physical therapy in the morning and Donkey has to go back to the vet, that will take up my morning.

Kristie

10 comments:

Cindy said...

I love it ~ It looks like a jacket I made for my mom. Love the panto, too. I have one border left and it's off the frame!!!! Can't wait!

Yvette said...

They all look great. I made a similar purple quilt and it is on my bed, I use it instead of a blanket.

Libby said...

I love your scrappy windmills! 10-12 years is along time to have been quilting! and you are young too! What made you start quilting? Did you sew when you were a kid?

Quilter Kathy said...

You are making amazing progress on your UFO pile! Way to go!

scraphappy said...

You have made great progress on your flimsy pile. What fun, to get to revisit all those old quilts and get them finished up.

Texan said...

You are getting that quilt top pile down girly!

Mary said...

That's quite an accomplishment to go from75 to 30!

I like the windmills - scrappy and traditional are my favorites!

Narelle said...

Wow! 75 down to 30 is fantastic.
Of course your purple wall hanging is my favourite. :o)

jillquilts said...

You are doing great! And 30 down from 75 is fantastic! :)

Guðrún said...

30 is nothing compared to 75, somehow I think I remember a number a little over 100 some time ago, is that wrong?