You don't have to be speedy
sometimes it is more about slow and steady.
The important thing....
is to FINISH!
Today I am sharing a UFO that is now FINISHED!!!!
I know cold and snow is kind of a sore subject right now
as spring has been slow in coming....
so I'll just warn you.... this project is SNOW related.
I am a good starter..... I am not so good at finishing.
So can the heavens just open for a moment
and let the angels sing.... HALLELUJAH!
It feels REALLY good to have this finished!!!!!
This project was probably pieced over 4 years ago.
I brought it out of hibernation in January of this year,
decided to move it forward and labeled it.....
MR. January UFO.
Today it is SO LOVED!!!
It is adorned with DMC embroidery floss ,
quilted with Pearle Cotton #12.
The fabric used are a mix of cottons and flannels.
The snowman noses are wool.
I am on a journey to learn how to hand quilt.
In the beginning stages it is a journey of learning to persevere. My fingers got tired of being poked with a needle. I had to tell myself to keep moving forward even though I was always wondering if I was going to like how it looked in the end. I challenged my self to set small goals each time I sat down to quilt... focus on what is in the hoop at the time... don't worry about the end.... trust thy self.... somehow it all comes together :) My mind wanted me to quit constantly.... and surrender to machine quilting.... because it was taking toooooo long.
NOTE... Do NOT surrender.
A hand quilted finish is sew wonderful!
Sew Satisfying! Sew worth the time it takes to do it!
Poor guy in the middle
The back of the quilt
Raw edge applique-
trying something new.
then fattened up the lines
to make it a bit chunkier.
made with Recycled shirt
First time incorporating a label into the piecing
I have modified the pattern slightly by adding the snowflakes
and changed the borders up a bit.
Hand quilting ..... it makes me happy.