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My design wall is bare right now because I finished my Scrappy Bearpaws top!!!
It’s a big quilt and it took some effort to get a good picture of it. Of course, it still needs to be quilted, but my focus this month was to move it out of the UFO box and onto the To Be Quilted (TBQ)shelf. So my February UFO is complete for the Patchwork Times UFOChallenge, and before the end of the month too – woohoo!!!
The pattern calls for just a plain neutral outer border, but I wasn't satisfied with that. I think creamy neutral in big spaces just looks like oatmeal when you stand back from a quilt, even really pretty paisley neutrals like this.
And I didn't want to just use red cornerstones. So I decided to carry the bearpaw motif out to the cornerstones. I really like the effect!
Here it is all lovingly folded up and ready to be moved to the TBQ shelf!
And here is the empty project box it came out of! =^..^=
But that’s not all…. I also got a UFO quilted this month!
Here is Lavender Indulgence. I made this beauty for my sister several years ago, but it sat on my TBQ shelf until I got to the point where I felt I could do it justice in quilting it. My friend Joanne told me I could use her longarm to quilt it, so I jumped at the chance. I knew it would look so much better done with a nice panto than if I tried to FMQ it myself on my home machine. Not to mention all the time and muscle that would have been involved! This is also a big quilt, so it took two afternoons, but it is done, and I am very happy with the results.
I sewed on the binding today and will spend several contented evenings hand sewing it down to the quilt. I'm in no hurry since I our next visit to family in North Carolina will be in April. If my sister is reading this – This one’s for you Laurie – FINALLY!!!!
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Hugs & Blessings,