Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Finish!

I joined the UFO challenge that Nancy from the Patchwork Penguin is hosting. I had wanted to finish this quilt before the end of last year, but things just didn't work out. So here it is - the end of January and I am finally finished my Christmas Table Cover/Wallhanging. (It's having a bit of an identity crisis since I am not sure what I will do with it - wall or table - but at least it's finished.) It's about 4feet square. I found the pattern in a Fons and Porter magazine.

I didn't have enough of a Christmas fabric for the back and because I had originally thought of hanging it on the wall, I decided to use a light blue fabric that I didn't particularly like. But there was not enough of that fabric either so I brought out some old blocks I had made a long time ago. I pieced them together and put them into the back. Voila! Back art!


But perhaps the most exciting thing that I have finished this month is the swag lamp that I made several years ago. It is hanging above my work table in the solarium, thanks to my DH! Now I have light and I can even cut fabric at night. I have strict orders not to become a night hawk though! But I just love to stay up and quilt when the house is quiet. Maybe I can sneak a bit of time in.


This lamp was done in stained glass using the copper foil method. I made it several years ago, but never got the electrical stuff to wire it. On a recent trip to the Home Depot, I decided it was time to hang this thing before it got knocked off my workbench! I apologize about the photo. It doesn't show the colour because it was already starting to get dark when I took it. The colours are really soft and pretty. I will try to get a better photo tomorrow.

10 comments:

Barb said...

Love your quilt...and lamp...you are one talented person. Have you found that alot of these blogging friends are so talented in alot of areas? It is amazing and soooo inspirational!

Cara said...

ooing and aweing here. The light is awesome, and you made it?!?! Very impressive. I adore stained glass.
The wall hanging/table topper is very nice, festive without hitting you over the head. I like to use fabrics I'm not in love with for backing too, how often do you actually look at it? But the blocks was inspired, and a heck of a lot straighter then I ever would have gotten them.

Pat said...

That lamp is BEAUTIFUL!!! I like the quilt, too, and that is fun to use the blocks like that across the back. Thanks for sharing and I do hope you get another photo of the lamp when the light allows you to show us all the colors....because from what I can see even in the dark photo, it is GORGEOUS.

W. Latane Barton said...

What a perfect backing for that lovely Christmas tree quilt top. It pays never to throw a thing away. You'll need it someday.

Exuberant Color said...

Congrats on the finish. I love the back. I think did great back art.

Love the lamp too.

Kcalpesh said...

Nice colors! This is very artisitic!

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Vicki said...

I love what you did wth the back of your UFO it realy works. The lamp is great and I'm glad that you finally got it up to use and enjoy. Have a wonderful week.

LizzieJane said...

Both a quilt and a lamp finished. You must be feeling very pleased right now! Both are so lovely Hetty. I wonder what else you will finish today!
x

nicolette said...

Congrats on the finish Hetty! A gorgeous quilt with an adorable backing!

em's scrapbag said...

Wonderful finish. Love the pieced back. And I'm so envious of your lamp. I love stained glass.