Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Year of Lovely Finishes November Goal

A Lovely Year of Finishes Goal Met! + 100 Finishes - 55 UFO's & 44 NEW
A Lovely Year of Finishes
This month I set the goal to finish the Wolf quilt for my husband for Christmas. It's been a UFO since August of 2008, just after we got married. I've been dreading this quilt and the quilting. I put it on the frame in October, quilted the borders, then realized I had too much poofy in the center. I ended up taking it off the frame and taking out half the quilting.
Due to too much thread breakage on the frame, I used the BSR on the Bernina 730 and basically thread painted the face. It worked pretty well. I did have some thread skipping, but it just adds texture. I quilted it with several shades of Aurifil thread and Aurifil dark brown in the bobbin.
I tried to get some close ups of the face. I am happy with how it turned out and even more excited that it is done.
This is probably my favorite part. I found a thread that matched in my stash and was able to get this background quilted in a mini stipple.
I am so pleased with how this turned out! I was able to get it finished and is ready for gifting.
I've had a lot of other finishes this month and am pleased to say I have only a drawer left of UFO's. I'm getting down to only "big" ones left. Next month will be a month of samples as I am teaching a lot of classes in the new year. I look forward to getting even more finishes done. I'd like to have 125 finishes for the year, but that may not be realistic. Finishing this UFO has definitely made it a great month!


Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Yay You! My finish for AYoLF is going to be cutting it close this month... I think I'm going with an an easy goal in December for a change as I'm feeling a bit scrambled with the holidays coming up.

Kathryn D. Duke said...

What a goal....enjoyed looking back at posts and seeing your finishes!!!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Love the wolf!! did you use iron on fusible on the pieces? Was it hard and sticky to quilt?

Carrie P. said...

WOW!he is going to love it.