No, despite what the title of this post might suggest, I haven't gone completely nutty, I just liked all the alliteration. So the title could have read Finally Finished (quilt), Finally Finished (flimsy) and a New Start, all of which I thought I'd show you now.
So, first up is my Finally Finished quilt
I started this quilt in June 2011 and made it during our Christmas Quiltalong days that year. It is based on the pattern Over and Under from Scrap Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett . I did not achieve my aim of having it ready for Christmas of 2011 and nor was it ready by Christmas 2012 or even Christmas 2013. Why? Well, first let me explain that I have an interesting approach to tidying up the house when I need to. What I do is I gather up things that need to be put away, and walk around and open up a cupboard as I pass, (almost any cupboard will do,) and as long as the "thing" fits in fairly easily, that's where I put it. That means that I don't always find things easily later on of course, but that's another matter altogether. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I opened a cupboard, took a couple of things out, and there, in front of me, was this quilt, which I had completely forgotten about. I pulled it out and discovered that all I needed to do to finish it was hand sew two sides of the binding down and bury all the ends. So that's what I have done during the past few evenings. I have renamed it Red Wreaths and it is adorning a chair in the living room now.
Next is my Finally Finished Flimsy
My New Start
Yesterday I had a lovely day with my friend Scrappy. She came over for the day, and brought a couple of dies to use on my Go! cutter, so she spent a lot of time cutting out leaves, pumpkins and acorns. I had also shown her my Heartfire and she loved the hexie blocks, so she has now ordered the pattern for that, and then we also saw a bag pattern that we both liked, so that's on order too. She also brought some yummy flapjack with her and a delicious lemon cake, and I am ashamed to say that we were so busy having fun that I did not take one single photo!