Finally finished this quilt, and I did finish it on Friday. I didn’t get the binding on until almost dark, though, and by the time is was washed and crinkly photos were out of the question.
The sun has come out here this morning in a pale, timid way, which makes for interesting photos, I think. When I got it outside, I could see that it needs a good lint rolling, but since it’s going to stay at our house with three cats, I’m not rushing into it.
Yes, it will stay here. It has become a Quilt For Husband. My husband is a firefighter and he wants this one. I tried to shame him about taking a quilt from a wounded veteran but it didn’t work. It has been about thirty years since I made him an actual quilt of his own, so I guess he’s due, and this was the last of my firefighter fabric. His last quilt was sewn and quilted entirely by hand of some poly-cottons w/ poly batting, and it is now in shreds. This new one will feel much better and last much longer, I am sure.
The back is pieced with almost the last of my favorite star batik, so I’m kind of glad that it is staying home. I use a large scale star print for the binding, and I like that, too.
So, yes, my satisfaction at having already knocked off Goals 1 and 2 for January by the 11th of the month was short-lived. Back to square one on that. But DH will be toasty for Downton Abbey.
How are you doing on your finishes?
I’m linking up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.
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