Monday, July 5, 2010

Oh! My Stars and Haircuts


I hope all of my American friends enjoyed the 4th of July weekend!
I wanted to share my most recently completed quilt. It was pieced in 2005 or 2006 with the leftover blocks from a king sized quilt of the same design and was meant to be the FIRST quilt finished in our new house, but it got lost in the move. It was missing for 3 years! (Maybe I should call it The Lost Quilt.) Once found, it moved back into the rotation for finishing.
Ah! The finishing rotation...I stared at it for a month (or more) deciding if I wanted to tackle the quilting myself or if I wanted to send it out to be quilted. In the end, I decided that I wanted my friend Sarah to quilt it. As you can see, she did a wonderful job!
After being quilted, the quilt once again sat around while I decided the time was right for me to apply the binding. A pieced binding, no less! I used more of the scraps from that king sized quilt. (Perhaps, I should have called the quilt Thrifty!)
As you read in my first blog post, my friend Jenn from the Quilters Knitting group on Ravelry and I decided to start a UFO Club. This was enough to get me going on this quilt again! I applied the binding and began the process of stitching it down by hand. The name of the quilt ultimately came from the surprise that I felt on the day that I completed the project...my 2 boys got haircuts after 4 years of growing their hair long. Hooray! Clean cut boys and a newly finished quilt! What could be better?

2 comments:

  1. It's a gorgeous quilt and it's done! It doesn't matter how long it took to get there.

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  2. Thanks, Jackie! I appreciate your comment.

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