Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Another UFO Done!

I finished the Lady of the Lake quilt before we left on vacation, but I didn't get a chance to take its picture. If you remember, these blocks were started as a Thangles demonstration at the Dallas Quilt Show in 2004. I uncovered about 16 blocks and pre-cut strips for more Thangles. I finished enough blocks for this setting and laid it all out on the design wall. I just HAD to sew the blocks together so that I could take them down!

ALL the fabric for the blocks originally came from my stash - the only new fabric added was the sashing and the posts. This quilt has been donated to Project Linus. How can I keep producing quilts out of my sewing room yet it doesn't look any different? It's encouraging and depressing all at the same time. Does that make any sense?

I figured it was time for another Merle fix. Since it's so hot outside, he's been hanging with me on the sewing table. I may have to kick him out in order to cut borders for my current project. We'll just have to see if he can behave....LOL!


Blogger quiltpixie said...

The lady of the lake quilt is beautiful. By now I'm sure you've mastered the ruler!

10:35 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

It's beautiful...I made one of these once and one was enough! As for your sewing room looking different after you made a quilt...don't worry about it...all your scraps have been reproducing in the dark. You'll never get to the end of them! I have blue, green and purple 2.5" strips that I've made 2 quilts from and have used a few bits and pieces in other quilts...the pile of strips just keeps looking bigger...LOL

8:17 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

I cannot imagine doing that many hst! You are indeed brave.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Beautiful quilt. And Merle certainly looks comfy. My Fluffy-boy likes to lay on my sewing table too. But I do kick him off when I cut. Don't trust him not to swish his tail as the rotary cutter goes buy. He'd look awful funny without that fluffy tail.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Melzie said...

Beautiful quilt! Beautiful Cat! Why DO they love the sewing table?! :) xoxo melzie

9:25 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Gorgeous quilt! I'm going to make a lady of the lake before I die - such a striking pattern :-)

4:18 AM  
Blogger Tazzie said...

That is one cute quilt, and the cat is darn cute too!

5:03 AM  
Blogger Shelina said...

That is a great quilt. Congratulations on finishing. That is a lot of triangles to make.

6:43 PM  
Blogger ForestJane said...

Aww, Merle is a sweetie! It looks so exotic to see the gold eyes on a cat after seeing the blue eyes on my two!

The quilt top looks nice too! That was a lot of triangles to make... :)

11:13 PM  
Blogger Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Merle looks just like a much loved cat I used to have!

About your sewing room... do you WANT it to look differently? Try not to be depressed about it - try to figure out what you want to be different and then tackle 1 area at a time... that is exactly what I am doing with my office right now!

AND - your quilt is LOVELY! A very lucky someone will cherish it.



5:54 AM  
Blogger The Calico Cat said...

Beautiful quilt & KITTY!

10:54 AM  
Blogger Sewcatherine said...

Love it. Maybe I could try it if I used thangles too!!!

8:17 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

I love the lady of the lake quilt! AWESOME! I like how the narrow sashings give your eyes a place to rest between the sharp triangle points....great job!


10:34 PM  

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