Sunday, August 17, 2008

It's Finally Done!

My oldest UFO is done - well, ready to send out to be quilted anyway, close enough!!!!!


It is hard to see with the brown decking but it has a brown border. This is only half of it, it is queen size and the other half is draped over the deck. I adapted a tip I saw on someone's blog last week - sorry I don't remember whose it was - to measure for the borders I draped the quilt over the deck railing - no crawling around on the floor! The original tip that inspired this used her stair railing but I live in a ranch so the deck had to do. It worked really well and I'll continue to use it until the weather prohibits it. This UFO was literally 18 years old. The blocks were from a block party at a guild I belonged to. After I finished it I thought to myself "hmm, I wonder how old the next oldest UFO is?" I checked out my list of UFOs and was glad to discover that the next oldest is only two or three years old!

Oh, and in case you are wondering what that plant is in the container on top of the spackle bucket - it is DH's grapevine. A few months ago we went to a wine festival with friends and on the way out someone was selling grapevines. Now, this thing looked like a stick - no leaves, nothing. So DH bought one and brought it home and believe it or not it grew! It still isn't that big but it did grow. I'm thinking that in about ten years or so he should be able to make me a glass of wine!

Have a Pieceful Day!

7 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations on a stunning UFO finish! It looks so cool hanging on your deck! Love the flip flop quilt too - very cute! That girlfriend will be marrying DS just to have a quilt supplier LOL! Great job on the header -- looks wonderful!

Holly said...

Congratulations. Isn't it an awesome feeling? I wish I had more time to finish my UFO's.

Mary said...

Congratulations on finishing your oldest UFO! The new format of your blog looks great but 150 blogs??? When do you have time to sleep, eat, quilt? LOL

Carin said...

Congrats on the UFO finish I can't believe it was 18 years old.

Ginger Patches said...

Wow! Good job finishing that ufo!! It is beautiful! I love the grapevine, a true do-it-yourselfer...grow your own wine :)

tracey said...

I love this quilt, its great,
The wine will taste much better as you have loved and cared for it, enjoy the wine when time comes, keep us upto date with that

Marilyn R said...

Congrats on finishing your oldest UFO. I am afraid to figure out which UFO of mine is the oldest, let alone how many I have. Guess I should get them organized huh?