Friday’s Finishes

PHD Update

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UFO #3 is completely done!!!   My goal for my PHD in 2018 was to finish 3 UFOs in each of the first 3 months.  I did it for January!!!   This House Wall Hanging is Done, done, done!!!  I doesn’t show in the picture, but I did little clouds in the negative spaces around the roofs.

house finished

Another Finish, but not a UFO.

I made a quilt for my sister sometime around 1984 or so … I didn’t know a lot about quilting.  It was a simple Irish Chain, hand quilted with a rose bud.  I was quite proud of it. Oh my, how things have changed … my quilting has improved quite a bit and I very rarely hand quilt.  And polyester batting is a thing of the past!  The quilt has been used and loved.  So much that the single layer binding has frayed a ton.  (I didn’t know to use a double layer of fabric at the time!)

So, my sister went shopping with a friend prior to having her surgery and picked out a fabric to use for the binding.  The quilt has faded and she picked out a lighter green that is perfect for it.  The first picture below gives you an idea of how much the binding has frayed … the second is a picture of the binding on the quilt. (Yes, I broke all the rules about only hand sewing on a hand quilted quilt and I sewed the binding on by machine.)

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17 thoughts on “Friday’s Finishes

  1. Good job on those houses, and on finishing three projects out of your 28. You’re definitely on track. I remember watching my mother replace the satin binding on wool blankets when I was little, and being told it was worthwhile because the blankets were so cozy. .Bet that’s true for your sister’s quilt too.


  2. Congratulations on your finish and re-finish! I do love to do repairs on a well-loved quilt that I have made. The fading always amazes me.


  3. Way to go on earning your PhD this year. The blue houses are really cute. Good for you fixing the binding, even it is machine attached. At least it’s done!


  4. Isn’t it funny how things change over time. I have a large quilt I made and my mom hand stitched the quilting and single bound binding and it is all apart too. It was a polyester batt too. I think I would some day rebind it but it is not my style or color anymore even though it is on my bed under a comforter. Maybe some day.


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