Thursday, March 21, 2013

A UFO No Longer!

I am pleased to report an actual quilt finish for 2013!
I started this quilt in a class at the Vermont Quilt Festival in the summer of 2009. It was a Let Me Surprise You class with Charlotte Angotti. Charlotte provides the quilt as a mystery, in a pre-cut format with all the fabric included, so all you have to do is show up, sew, and have fun. I took the class with my friends, Carol, Sally, and Sharon. I finished the top within the year, and I got it back from my machine quilter, Terri Bearer, in 2010. And then the poor quilt sat, just needing a binding until yesterday. I'm not sure why I didn't finish it, except that it didn't have a deadline or an intended recipient (and in the interim, I did finish quite a few other projects). I just took the class to have fun and I was quite satisfied with the final product. My friends Pat, Beth, Judi, Toni, Ginny, and Nancy all volunteered to take the quilt off my hands, but I think that I will hold onto it for now.

Here are my oldest and youngest pugs. Romeo, at left, will turn 12 in December. Larry just celebrated his 4th birthday. They are cuddled up on another Charlotte Angotti quilt, a scrappy log cabin, that I made a long, long time ago, even before Romeo was born. In the background you can see my Bethany Reynolds Stack 'n Whack Pinwheel quilt, another oldie, but goodie.

Happy Birthday Pat! Hope you had a great day! You look so gorgeous in this photo that I stole from your FaceBook page.

Wishing you all sweet dreams as I crawl off to bed,

Pugs and kisses,

P.S. Linking up to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Richard and Tanya Quilts.


  1. The quilt is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

  2. Beautiful Quilt! Yellows and blues are so cheery together. Just the right way to celebrate Spring!

  3. Love your quilt top. I hope it stays right in your home. =)

  4. "Pugs and Kisses" too cute! Your pugs are sweeties! My 5 yr old son smiled when I showed them to him:)

    What a fun and wonderful idea to make a quilt with friends surrounding you!

  5. Thank you for linking up in March to Richard and Tanya Quilts on our Link a Finish Friday. We will have a new linkup available every Friday. So stop by and share what you have been working on and check out what others are doing.