Monday, May 4, 2009

Another UFO,done!

Here is my last finish for a couple of weeks until after we return from Aus.

It's an Asian stack & slash, pieced years ago & finally bordered, quilted & bound. I bought the fabrics in Japan nearly 10 yrs. ago, bought a set of blue & one of the greens. I had used up the blues & now all but a few little scraps of the greens.
It's busy so you can hardly see the quilting, short of using bright red thread nothing was going to show much. I quilted bamboo stalks in the main body of the quilt, leaves in the stop border & gingko leaves in the outer border.

Didn't have enough of either border for binding- a case of not thinking ahead- so I did two sides with each. I have seen this done before so I decided to try it- I am not impressed but I am also not invested sufficiently in this quilt to take the binding off & start over! It's a pleasant quilt but nothing wonderful, very monotone. Maybe I should call it "restful"![ In future I will stick to my usual method when short of matching binding & just scrap it.]
Our family gathered yesterday at oldest DS & DIL's home & baby Matthew was the hit of the day, everyone wanted to hold him!

GS's #1 & 2 were just as fascinated, it's been 12 yrs. since we had a baby in this family so he will be very spoiled/loved & guess what, I get to "baby sit" for a couple of hrs. today,woohoo!

I hiked the mountain again this morning with DS#1 & 2 & DH & of course Button who has just been bathed so she is clean & fresh for the house-sitter who comes Wednesday when we fly out to Australia.


farmlady said...

I'm impressed with the quilt,but then I just look at each of them as an amazing amount of work. I like the patchwork in the middle. It's different than most.
That Matthew is so cute. Great photos of the new little one.
Are you getting excited about the trip? I hope so. Going home to see everyone must be a nice feeling. Have a great trip.

Reddirt Woman said...

I love the quilt, Ros... I love the Asian feel, but then one of the things I always wanted to do was to go to Japan and China. I love the peace and tranquility of the cultures. Oddly enough, I don't find the quilt busy, but it is probably because I got lost in the fabrics and quilting and I thought it very cohesive.

You have very handsome young grandsons and how much fun to have a new baby to cuddle.

I'm so glad you dropped by my little corner of the blogsphere. Farmlady is one of my favorites and I'm very glad to meet you. I wlll look forward to reading more...

Have a great trip.

Helen G.

GARI said...

How exciting that you will be going to Aus. How long will you be there? Visit all the quilt shops and bring back Aus quilting news to share with us.