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Saturday, December 22, 2007

UFO COMPLETED!!





Shout it from the housetops! This UFO is done!

It started in 2005. The library received memorial donations for Mrs. G, who was the mother of Mrs. L who is one of our most devoted volunteers. Mrs. L and I talked about what to purchase with the contributions. A piece of artwork for the youth services room? Hmm. Mrs. G did a lot of needlework, as does Mrs. L. What about a quilt? I found a pattern called "Storytime Readers" by Cathy Wierzbicki (http://www.timetoquilt.com/quilts.htm). I began making blocks. Another library staffer made a block. And then I got stuck. Big time. No excuse, just frozen up. The blocks stayed in the box, growling quietly at me whenever I looked that direction.

I finally got tired of losing sleep over the embarrassment of this unfinished memorial gift. I decleared it to be my #1 Christmas vacation project. I took the blocks to the library and talked with the youth services coordinator about where the finished quilt might hang. Good thing I did, because we decided the most flexible way to set the blocks was as two panels. On Thursday of this week I made a special trip to Patched Works (http://www.patchedworks.com/) to get border and backing fabric. I sat down to sew. And the two panels are done!

BTW, the panels are 30 x 88.

8 comments:

  1. Oh, what a fantastic job! Worth the wait, don't you think? :0)

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  2. What a wonderful quilt! I love to read and I think it's a fun way to make the library a more inviting place for our younger readers. Good job!

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  3. It was worth the wait though wasn't it? I find guilt a good motivator too.

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  4. They are wonderful! And those "readers" are just too cute!

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  5. Congrats!! That is the most adorable quilt I have ever seen!! And yes, I do believe that the wait was quite worth the finished product.

    joanne

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  6. Congrats on your finish. Great quilt :)

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  7. The baseball block is my fave!

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  8. As a former librarian and lifelong reader I absolutely love this quilt! I'm going to have to look for the pattern for myself. You've done a great job on this adorable quilt.

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