MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Crazy Quilt UFO....done!!

Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile might remember that a couple of years ago (or was it three??) Sharon B ran a year-long crazy quilt colour challenge. I posted pictures of all the blocks I completed throughout the year and even managed to finish almost on time.

Well. Ummm. There was a great deal of waffling about what I was actually going to *do* with said blocks. I waffled about making them into a book. I waffled about making 12 pictures out of them. I waffled about leaving them in a drawer. After must discussion (a lot of it on my blog), it was decided I would make them into three panels to hang on the wall. Yeah! So, I got some nice green dupioni silk (my favourite fabric) and made them into panels.

Well. Ummmm. Yep.

They sat.

And they sat.

They grew dust balls.

They threw waves of guilt my direction.

So...I made up my mind that I was going to finish them, come h-e-double-hockey sticks or high water.

Ta-dah...they are. Done, done and done!!

Now, anybody want to place bets on when they'll actually get hung on the wall?

12 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Now, they weren't *sitting*
they were properly aging, so that they would be like a fine wine, ready to be finished and displayed...when the TIME WAS RIGHT!!!!
I have a lot of projects still in the brewing and ageing stages, and I assume they will let me know when they are ready to see daylight again.... ;)
These are really wonderful, and PLEASE....HANG THEM!!!!

XXOO!!
Anne

Pam Kellogg said...

OOOH! MA, these are gorgeous! Yes, hang them. I could sit here and stare at this photo all day long!

I only made it through the first 6 blocks. My breakdown was coming on at that point and I knew I had too much on my plate even in June of that year. I did finish up all of them into cushions or purses. I used them as gifts except for one which I did keep for myself.

Just lovely Mary Anne!

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful MA. My guess they will be hung...ummmm..when heck freezes over???
Mrs Noofy

dogonart said...

Congrats on finishing. The panels are lovely. May I suggest you set a target date to have them hung (hanged) by....say...Easter 2010??

koralee said...

They look amazing!!! Congratulations! And thank you for visiting me the other day.

Kaite said...

These crazy quilt blocks are the most beautiful ones i have ever seen. Send them over here and i'll hang them and send you a photo...ROFL. Kaite

Dolores said...

They are great. Just don't hang them in a straight line. Stagger the middle one.

Doreen G said...

Fantastic MA they bring back great memories--I must go and flip through my book again.
Well done.

Joyce said...

They are beautiful. Maybe you should make hanging them your project for today. Something that great should be up there for everyone to see.

Yvonne said...

Wow, you have been one busy woman! I love the CQ panels and I'm sure you will find a place on your walls...if not, I have just the perfect place for them! :)

arlee said...

Having had the privilege of actually touching these beauties, i must say they are GORGEOUS--and now you WILL hang them--they are an incredible testament to creativity, hard work and patience!

Pat Winter said...

Well worth the wait! Beautiful!!!!
As for cleaning figurines with ammonia, it removes greasy film, dirt,dust, etc and although it smells awful, it always leaves things sparkling.I just spray or dip the item and dab with cloth then rinse .Grandma always used it for everything.
Hugs,Pat