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????