Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fourth UFO finish

Yesterday I finished the FOURTH of the five UFOs I told Finn I would complete before the end of 2008.

I put these old blocks together in to a "flimsie" at our Bee retreat in September, so this is a pretty quick finish. I have no purpose in mind for this one, so I wasn't too worried about my quilting ability.

I did get the feathers on each of the black border pieces. But WOW, they are right when they say black on black is hard on one's eyes!
I kept trying to turn the piece so I could see where is was headed, and then also where I hada BEEN as I tried to run back on the previous line.
NEXT TIME I'm going to try something more like fern leaves, where each one is separate and more pointed.

I had a nice piece of open floral on black fabric which I used for the backing and binding.

Tonight we are having another of our small dinner parties for parishioners at which we have a chance to say a more personal "good-by" than will be possible at the last big event in January.

I'm serving almost the same menu each time, and here are the carbs:
Apple Crisp from my mother's recipe, made with organic Spy apples,
and homemade European Peasant bread from the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.
We use the bread to sop up the gravy from the Chicken and artichoke casserole.
Great cooking smells in the kitchen
Phone call from Kate
A sunny day in usually cloudy western Michigan


Louise SS said...

Good work! You seem to be on a roll! Any good tips how to get that much done? Your UFO's are very nice! I really like the Whacky Baskets, it makes me smile.

Finn said...

Hi Sara, I love your 4th finish!! You are one of my favorite people who use scraps!
I totally agree about the black. Itr's gotten so I can't see to bind with it! Can's see the stitch, can't see where the edge it....LOL, the whole 9 yards. It's frustating! I think this is a great use of HSTs. Hugs, Finn

swooze said...

Congrats on the finish!