Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Painted Desert - My Miniature Stars

Our power came back on just after lunch and I was able to finish my mini quilt. This was number 10 on my list as picked by Patchwork Penguin for the 2010 UFO challenge. My finish for this month! Hurray!!!


It measures about 15 inches square (38cm) and is from the magazine by Fons and Porter, 'Love of Quilting' July/August, 2004 issue. I started it almost as soon as I bought the magazine! But then it sat, unfinished for over 5 years. I used some batiks that I had accumulated at that time. Just the borders needed to be done on it to make it complete, but I just couldn't get them right. I noticed that even in the magazine they did not line up. So when I took it out at the beginning of this month, I decided to paper piece the border. I drew up the triangles on a piece of graph paper and sewed them together in no time. Yesterday I quilted it and put the binding on - just in time to take it to our Guild Meeting for 'Show and Tell'. But we didn't have Show and Tell last night. (Sigh) Our president thought that the evening had been long enough, so she told us to go home. But no one wanted to leave and everyone walked around the display unit where the Show and Tell quilts were hanging. Some people took photos of my little mini! Most of us stayed until 9:30pm, just hanging around and talking. That was almost an hour after our president had dismissed us. Too bad! Lots of time for Show and Tell. There were many beautiful quilts on display and I would have liked to have heard the story behind each one!





9 comments:

Cara said...

It's gorgeous!!

Simone de Klerk said...

I can hardly imagine how small it is. A beautiful finish. Glad you finished it after so many years!

Barb said...

so pretty

Pat said...

I love that. Small quilts are among my favorites and that one is REALLY nice!

Vicki said...

Very nice minature quilt and your border turned out perfect. That must have been a lot of work to piece together all those little pieces of fabric for the quilt, you really have a lot of patience. Congratulations on completing another UFO.

The Calico Cat said...

Love that border!

LizzieJane said...

Oh my goodness Hetty this is wonderful. You must be so happy that this is finished. What a great job you did.
x

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, it is very small, but I love the colors. Great job finishing a UFO, don't you feel great:)

nicolette said...

Amazingly beautiful and small!!

No show and tell at a Quild Meeting? I think it’s time for another President...LOL!