Wednesday, February 1, 2012

First finish of 2012!

I feel like I've been working on this thing every possible minute for the whole month!  Considering I started with a sandwich that was partially quilted at the beginning of the month, it makes me wonder if I'll ever finish any of my other UFO's!

you can sort of see the feathers in the border

view from the back corner

That gold peacock feather is actually my label.  It reads "Mom, Perfection is overrated. Learning from your mistakes is not.  This quilt is FAR from perfect, but I learned a lot making it.  I hope you enjoy it. JL 2012".

I did learn a lot making this quilt.  Many things were Newbie mistakes.  So I have started a whole new page dedicated to things I have learned.  This happens to be the first quilt featured on the page, but I'm sure there will be plenty more in the future (I seem to have enough "duh" moments to share for a lifetime!).  I have also set a copy of the page to be posted in the blog tomorrow since I will be spending the day traveling to personally deliver this quilt to my mom!  Shhh! Don't tell, it's a surprise visit!


  1. What a wonderful quilt! Your Mom will be thrilled with it-- and that it is hand-delivered. Great idea to do the "Lessons Learned" page-- I'll go have a look now.

  2. Love this quilt - lessons learned, I love this concept. Judy C

  3. Its lovely! You MUST show us a picture of your mom with it :-)

  4. Wonderful work! And what a great way to honor your mom. You are a good daughter. Don't give up on your UFO's yet. When you get discouraged, just pull this post up to see what a great job you did and can do.

  5. Wow! Lots of quilting on this top! Looks great to me!


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