Monday, 10 January 2011

2011 UFO Challenge-Number Three

The UFO chosen to be finished this month was number three, which meant for me, getting the postage stamp quilt finished.  I spread the finishing over two days.  Saturday I quilted, and then Sunday, I cut and attached the border.

 Of course, it had to be tested immediately
 Within seconds, Hamlet was curled up in a ball.  I think the quilt passed the comfort test.
I even remembered a label. I'm calling this one a "Beginners Tale" as it was talking to me as I was quilting.  It told the tale of  of piecing that improved over time, a temperamental sewing machine, the arrival of a new machine, and then the ability to compensate for the bad bits, a story of a quilter that went from a complete beginner to one with a little experience and less fear.  Now I know a bit more about what I'm doing, I think I would like to do another one of these, but it won't be any time soon, I don't think.

I've used calico for the backing of the quilt, as it was quite a rustic looking quilt.  I have enough of the binding fabric, I think, to do the pillowcases.  Hopefully, they will be done in time for the set to be my summertime bedding.

21 comments:

Angelcat said...

It's stunning Jane, and Hamlet looks perfectly at home. Well done for getting your first UFO done :)

Sue said...

WOW! It looks stunning. You should be really proud of yourself. I remember your progress when you were making it. I wonder if Hamlet and Lestat are long lost brothers.

Terry said...

It looks fabulous! You do know that Rachel at PS I Quilt is having a postage stamp quilt along starting soon! LOL

Annie said...

Marvelous finish. Hamlet knows a good thing when he sees it. You should print that quilt title description and store it with the quilt as a story for generations to come.

Tudy said...

Job well done. It is beautiful.

karen said...

your quilt is beautiful Jane but....can I say....I LOVE those drawers!!!

Miriam said...

A fantastic finish, you did a good job!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane, Your postage stampe quilt looks fantastic. Great job. Hugs judy

Donna said...

The quilt is beautiful. Hamlet has certainly given it a stamp of approval.

Terry said...

Oh Jane a beautiful quilt. Glad the wildlife approves. LOL

Linda said...

This looks great Jane. Good job. Hamlet looks very comfortable.

Kathy said...

Wow what an amazing quilt this turned out to be. I love the warm browns. It really is a masterpiece in such small squares! Good job.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love seeing it finished! this is a huge accomplishment and it turned out beautiful.....good for you!

zetor said...

Oh my goodness that is FANTASTIC,I can't believe it's your first quilt.Well done!!!

Elena said...

What a wonderful quilt! And I like that it has story to it! You are very inspiring!

averyclaire.org said...

Congratulations on the quilt. It's absolutely beautiful. Love it. What a GREAT first piece. You did a really nice job. Lovely.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane, Fantastic lovely quilt. Great job. Hugs Judy

karen said...

pictures of cakes please....if they haven't all been devoured!!

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on getting your UFO finished off. It looks great. How nice that you can see in it all the progress you have made.

Gina E. said...

I haven't been keeping up with my blog friends in the past week, so I've got a bit of catching up to do. I haven't read any details yet about this UFOC challenge, so I'll keep going back until I find what it is all about - I may find something to motivate me to get going on my UFO list! In the meantime, congratulations on finishing your quilt - it is gorgeous, and the accompanying story is certainly worth recording for posterity. (I like those drawers too ;-)

CJ said...

Wow, what a fabulous start to the UFO challenge.