Sunday, December 31, 2006

UFO finished!

I have an unbelievable amount of quilt UFOs sitting in my quilt studio waiting for attention. Some are samples for classes that I never finished while others are samples for the quilt group's projects. I have to move on quickly to the next idea for the group so many get left in their unfinished stage. There are also many quilts I start for myself but get so busy with ideas for the quilt group that they also become left behind and forgotten.

I decided I really have to do something about finishing many of these UFOs. I went through my quilt rack where they are all hanging and pulled out two. Both are quilts I made for myself (not part of the quilt group's projects). One is being handquilted now and I will share photos of it very soon. This little blue and white quilt has been hanging all quilted on the rack waiting for the binding and quilt label for longer than I care to admit. I sewed the binding on and drew a quilt label so now it is added to the finished quilts. I call this quilt 'Delft Blue (Dutch tiles)' and the tulip I drew on the label is from a photo of an antique delft blue tile I found online.

Quilt labels are so important. I really think we need to always place the information about the quilt on it for future generations. To me, I think they add that little personal touch also.


Anonymous said...

Your Delft Blue quilt is so beautiful Heidi, and the quilt label is just as lovely. Congratulations on your finish, and it looks like you are headed in the right direction for 2007!

Happy New Year,

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on finishing this pretty quilt. I just love the label. Did you design that yourself? I love the teddy too!
Hugs, Angela

Anonymous said...

That's beautiful, Heidi! Congratulations for finishing it. :) Thanks for the reminder about quilt labels ... I don't think I've ever labelled one of my quilts. I should though, right?? Maybe I should add this to my '07 resolutions!!

Joanne said...

Heidi ~ I love this quilt! I think blues and whites make some of the prettiest quilts, and the pattern is perfect. I also like the quilt label... very pretty!