Another UFO. The top for this quilt has hung around my fabric room for ages without any borders. I simply could not stir myself after the original borders did not work. The reds were not the rich Christmas red I have always associated with Christmas. I had not really liked the borders anyway but ................Those of you who quilt will be familiar with this malaise when something does not appear to be a wise choice. And the longer things hang around the harder it is to move them up the list.
I searched for another border that would be in keeping with the center of the quilt. Some of the strips in the quilt portray Christmas rose as well as pointsettia and lilies..
So Hortense and I got busy and this quilt is now finished.
Unfortunately the UFO list is a bit like an extension ladder in that it can expand to great heights and like ladders things can slip down and climb up. The newest things become the favourites and then slip. Oh how fickle we quilters are when we see something new and exciting. UFOs get demoted. How often you can overhear in a quilt shop 'I really shouldn't'. 'Ah, why not?' And another quilt slips down the UFO list. How do I know? I have a room full of fabric and an overflow and lots of friends in the same position. Do we encourage each other? You bet we do. Nothing like friends who agree with us at just the right time. 'Yes, it will make a beautiful quilt'. PERMISSION to purchase the fabric.