Sunday, January 23, 2011

The First UFO is Finished!!!

UFO #6 is done!!!  Well there is one more small thing to accomplish… make and apply the label. I spent the morning looking through computers, hard drives and cd’s to find the meanings for the Kanji symbols on the quilt. I’m on my 4th computer since I made the quilt… so finding some information is not as easy as it used to be –before the information age!!! I will prepare the label today and hand stitch it down after dinner.

East meets Narnia


The official name of the quilt is ‘EAST meets Narnia’. I made the quilt when some of the L Rossi “Oriental” themed prints were just hitting the market. Once I had the top done, I saw it could use some embellishments, so I added a few Japanese Crests, symbols and Kanji. I was assembling this top close to New Years and I was looking for words that expressed hope. The Kanji symbolizes ‘peace’, ‘harmony’, ‘truth’ and ‘benevolence’, which I thought were good words to see us from 2004 into 2005. I think that is when I made this top. The title came about because I listened to 'The Chronicles of Narnia' while quilting... hours and hours.


I used wool batting and it really puffed up. And if there is a nice drape, I’m not seeing it. Although I bet it will be warm in the winter somewhere. It will be a bit too warm for here, summer or winter.

I’m looking forward to the next UFO number to be drawn… but I wish I could use this next week to get started on the next one… If I only know which number it will be. I did think about one of the unfinished tops on the list… I am thinking of just making it a duvet… to cover one of my down lap blankets. I have 6 or so of them and the colors are awful on all of them. So UFO #7 might just become a duvet cover, but it would nice as a wall hanging too.



So stick around… the next UFO is just about a week away… what to do with the leftover time????



More later- Beth


19 comments:

Sara said...

Congrats on another finished project!

Jean said...

Finishing feels great! I wish I could see the details of the quilt better. I am a sucker for red. You know, I don't have many UFOs - kind of like I only have one book that I read at at time. That is, one for entertainment. I usually have several projects mid-stream, but not lots piled up unfinished. I've also not tried wool batting. I like my all cotton and haven't ventured further.

Karen S said...

Nice! It's beautiful!
Did you quilt it a lot? Or a little? I find the more I quilt wool batting, the more it drapes.

Can't you just work on any UFO until the next one is announced? Or is that not in the "spirit" of things?

AMKreations said...

That's beautiful! I love how looks! I finished a small quilt today too!

Wolfie said...

it's a very beautiful piece and I do love the colors. Well done to finish it, I find it very hard to pick up old pieces and make them ready LOL.

Meg said...

OKAY call me slow.. it won't be the first time from you Big Sis... but what does UFO stand for?

Meg..the little sis... hee hee hee

janel said...

What a wonderful quilt! I sure miss your talent, inspiration, and laugh!

Janel

QuiltSwissy said...

Congrats on your finish.
It is truly beaufitul
glen

Katie said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt! Your quilting is beautiful, too.

dq said...

Beautiful!!

Chris said...

Wow! Fabulous quilt.

shirley said...

i always like an Asian quilt. great job

Jo said...

Great quilt...wonderful colors.

Heather said...

You did a fantastic job with that quilt! Just beautiful! Congrats on your finish. :o)

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations on a great finish! Doesn't it feel wonderful to be able to use this quilt now?!?

Dionne said...

I love your fabrics, and the embelishments are lovely.
Cheers,
Dionne

BetsyE said...

It really is beautiful! Congrats!

swooze said...

Very nice.

Erin said...

Congrats!! Love red and black!!