Monday, March 10, 2008

What I Did Last Weekend

I didn't know if it would ever happen, but I FINALLY finished my Thimbleberries Village quilt top on Saturday. The small guild to which I belong had a sewing day that started at 9:00 a.m. (I got there around 11:30) and finished...well, I left at 9:30 p.m. and there were a few gals that were still in full swing.

I wanted to take a project that was already in the works so that I didn't have to do a lot of cutting or take a lot of tools. I happened to have all the the blocks for this quilt already assembled, just needed to get them all put together in a top. That was the easy part. I was surprised at how long it took me to get those four simple borders on...it was an all day affair. I probably would have thrown in the towel and taken the project home to finish on another day, but my guild members all but bolted the door and wouldn't allow me to leave until it was finished. That was just the encouragement that I needed and I'm glad that it's finally done!

23 comments:

Patti said...

It's such a great feeling to finish a top that's been hanging around a long time. It looks absolutely great! Glad your friends forced you to finish it. I imagine you feel like I felt when I finished those two VERY OLD tops this weekend.

Carin said...

Kairle, it is beautiful! You did a great job!!!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

That came out fantastic. I'm glad someone stopped you!

Locked in a good thing sometimes.

;) *karendianne.

Julia said...

Kairle, It is wonderful!! Great job! I am sure that it took a little longer as you had to take a little time to chat and giggle too!

Marit said...

Wow! this is the most beautiful quilt I have seen. You have done a great job!

Sherry said...

Congrats on finishing your quilt top, it looks wonderful!

Libby said...

I often marvel at how much longer borders take than I anticipate . . . apparently I am quite optimistic *s*
Your quilt looks great!

Michelle said...

I love that quilt! I made it "half-size" and it's one of my all time favorites! You can see a picture here:
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2667148600045655200PDHlPl

Good job finishing it!

Susan, Susie, Suz said...

This is now my newest "Favorite Quilt Top".

Now hurry and finish it (is that what you Quilters say?) so it will get the coveted "Favorite Quilt Ever" award.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Wow very nice job! I love it.

happy zombie said...

I love it Kairle! Congrats on getting it finished too. As far as I've gotten on my TB village is getting all the patterns in a monthly order. I'm so happy for you!

Owens Family Adventures said...

That looks really good!!! I am visiting my parents right now and was telling my mom about a BOM that I was working on....then came here to catch up on some blog reading and there it was!!! I called her in so she could look at yours and ooooh and aaaahhh. Now I am on-fire again to finish it. It looks really wonderful, great job!
dawn

CONNIE W said...

Congratulations on finishing. I made one of these as a BOM several years ago.

Darlene said...

It's beautiful, Kairle! I started this lovely 8 years ago when I first started quilting and it's still not finished! LOL Someday I will find all the pieces parts and finish it.

Thimbleanna said...

It's lovely Kairle! It sounds like you have a great group of friends -- just what every quilter needs!

Marcie said...

Beautiful Karile! What a great feeling to finish it!

Nan said...

It is absolutely gorgeous Kairle! Hooray for the ladies that bolted the door! Doesn't it feel wonderful to have it finished?

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Beautiful! I love it so much. You did a great job!

atet said...

Let's hear it for the ladies who bolted the door shut! Lovely, lovely quilt top!

Erin said...

WOW it is fantastic, stunning! I am glad they made u finish it too!!!! and I love the peanut butter cookies..will have to try it!

julieQ said...

Oh, such a lovely finish! Love those thimbleberries. Just so pretty. By the way, I made your cookies...mmmmm

Huskerbabe said...

Great job! I've been wanting to do this quilt for some time. I've been stockpiling the fabric, just haven't had time to start it.

Huskerbabe said...

Great job! I've been wanting to do this quilt for some time. I've been stockpiling the fabric, just haven't had time to start it.