Saturday, March 27, 2010
What is this and what does it have to do with a finish?
How about this funky little piece? Interesting, isn't it? Not very exciting by itself. Maybe it needs a friend or two:
Ahhh..that is definitely better! Hmmm..think it still needs a little something more, though. Ohhh..Ohh...I know..I have just the thing!! How about this????
Perfect!! My Giant Dahlia..aka A Giant New York Sunflower quilt top is now done!! It is 54"x54". I am telling you, this was a labor of love. Almost all my quilts have been strip cut and whipped together. This was all cut out using templates and scissors. There was setting in of pieces, matching my joints all up (and they DID..wonder of wonders!!) and even the border was a challenge. I LOVED the challenge of this quilt top. It really stretched me and my abilities and I really felt that it made me grow as a quilter. It will continue to challenge me as I decide how I want to quilt it and can you imagine the fun I will have putting the binding on those edges?? That's okay..this IS a labor of love..no rush. I only put finishing the top on the UFO challenge list and that is completed. Kind of a bittersweet moment for me, though. Oh well, I know another challenge is waiting for me..I just have to find it! In the meantime, I certainly have a lot of other projects to work on and finish up. Going to bed now, with Giant New York Sunflowers I am sure in my dreams! Closing with another shot of the top..don't mind the wrinkles..I was too excited to iron it up before I showed you!!