One week later, check post here, and my long overdue “friendship quilt”/UFO looks like this:
And I just love it!!! I really hate to admit this but I’m kinda glad I didn’t finish it ‘way back when’ (even though some of my sweet friends are no longer with us). It is a treasure filled with memories of special times together as we learned more about this (then) new-to-us art called quilting and cemented friendships that have grown over these many years.
AND……….every quilt must have a label/documentation. Yes, we may(?) remember the circumstances behind each quilt made, but for future reference such info provided is important………even if it’s “just” an everyday quilt!!!!!! This really is important!!! (ok, I’m stepping down of my ‘soap box’ now…….)
I impressed even myself when I dove into my stash and came up with the fabrics for the sashing, border and binding. I just canNOT throw anything away!!!! Now, I’m very glad I didn’t!!! The selvage on the binding fabric says “Country Classics” by Ameritex. I know this is not recent!!!!!
Thread used: Sulky Viscose in an off-white for the top and Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70wt, in ‘Natural’ on the bobbin. The batting, unless specially noted, is always Hobb’s 80/20 cotton/poly…….love it!!!!
The quilting motif is a feather swirl which dealt with all the piecing “issues” beautifully!