Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Celebrations.....

The work week has started after a long Easter weekend and I have reasons to celebrate. I finished my UFO I had been working on yesterday. I am really happy to have completed one of the projects in that stack I told you about here. As a matter of fact, I have decided not to let the momentum go and grab the next project today to start working on. I will let you know what I decide on for the next UFO...


This project is not totally finished for me until I get the quilt tunnel and label made. I have an idea for the name of the quilt but am not sure yet so I will think about it for a while. I always name my quilts.


The fabric for the back of this quilt is something from my stash cupboard. I am really trying to use my stash this year so it must all come from there. I think a pretty backing is wonderful although I do sometimes choose for a muslin backing too. Muslin does show off your quilting stitches so beautifully.


My other reason to celebrate today is that a good blogging friend is having her birthday today. I met Carolien when she started to leave comments on my blog. Later, she decided to start a blog of her own. I have so enjoyed getting to know her that I feel like her birthday gives me a gift ~ her friendship. Happy birthday to you Carolien!!!

13 comments:

Nancy said...

A beautiful quilt finish Heidi! Does this go with your newly painted walls? It looks like your colors.

Pondside said...

Congratulations on finishing one UFO - that is truly inspirational! I have decided to take part of the new guest room (presently a den that will become a guest room when the new room is finished and we move the den furniture)as my sewing room. When that happens I will be able to take all my Rubbermaid boxes out of the attic and really see what I have - a stash that has grown and grown!

Nancy said...

I know I say this all the time, but, this is one of my favorite quilts now. I love the color, the design, the backing. It is practically perfect in everyway, Mary Poppins. Well, you always tell me you are. I really do love it.
Love you, Mom

Brigitte said...

What a wonderful quilt this is! I love the pattern and I love the fabrics and colours you used. Congratulations!

Elizabethd said...

Sp pretty........but I'm going to have to ask, why UFO? Unfinished object??

Carolien said...

Dear Heidi, You really made me blush when I just read your entry. How sweet to congratulate me in this way! It feels so good to have you as a friend! As I said in my last entry: it's one of the wonders I didn't expect to happen when I started my blog. It's amazing. I love it! And you already sent me that heartwarming card this morning, so sweet ...
Thank you very, very much. The girls loved the card also very much. Longing for summer and sunshine etc. It will come!
Congratulations on your finish!!! Now we have both a finish! I am eager to see it.
Now I'm going to have a glass of wine and have a toast on you, Jos, your family (your mother was singing for me, did you read that? Soo sweet ...) and all the lovely bloggers who wished me well.

See you soon & hugs, Carolien

Beatrice said...

Thank you for letting us know about Carolien's Birthday. It's nice to be able to send best wishes.
Your quilt is stunning. Congratulations on the finish!
Good luck with your NEXT UFO!!!!

Andylynne said...

Way to GO on the UFO, sorry couldn't resist, I know it was bad. But the quilt is beautiful. I'm trying to get a perspective on it's size. I think it's on the floor.It's fune to try and figure thses things out. The colors look warm and serene to me. What ever you name it, I'm sure it will reflect it's wonderful nature.

Ginny said...

Love that quilt!!

Elizabethd said...

Glad to know what a UFO is now! I've heard them called PHD (Project half done!)

yellowfarmhouse said...

What an adorable quilt and your quilting is lovely. Isn't it great to finish something that's been in the almost done stages for awhile. Keep up the good work and before you know it that pile will be gone.

Hugs - Karen

Mandie said...

Happy Birthday Carolien!!!! :o) Sorry I haven't been online much. Things have been a bit chaotic lately. So, I miss you and I love you!

Mandie

Rhondi said...

Your quilt is lovely. There is such satisfaction in getting a UFO completed isn't there? Good luck ongetting more completed. Rhondi