Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Finish for May, Barely

Work has been awfully worky lately so I have been putting in some very long hours.That has certainly put me behind in blogland. I haven't even had time to post a picture of the flag lid for my favourite thrfted box. Since we are at the beginning of the patriotic holiday season, it was definitely time to get the flag flying as it were. I love the lids for this box so much it is really hard to pick my favourite. This one is really in the running!
I had been struggling to get a May finish. There were still 2 large quilts pinned and ready to go. But that was the problem. These last 2 were BIG. And the big ones are hard to quilt in my machine. Add to that some of my issues from the recent holiday weekend and I was a little wary that I could even get a good finish. But lo and behold, here it is. This is from a pattern called Hip to Be Square that I bought in Portland (well, Lake Oswego) about this time last year when a friend and I went to the Portland quilt show. But this is a modern pattern meant to be made with large prints. I chose my standard small primitive prints. I think that the fabric choices and the pattern are really mismatched and the pattern really is better suited to large prints. Oh, well, I like it okay and it will be a good addition to the flag room. Now you know the reason for its name.
Before I decided I could get a big quilt done I finished a couple of small table mats that I had started a while back with some small scrappy strips. April had pretty meager finishes and these were not much better, but I originally thought this was all I could manage. I had seen a quilt somewhere in blogland that I cannot remember that was quilted with an uneven grid so I thought I would try it. I like it alot but boy, does it take a ton of thread even on this little mat!

Here is a better look. And they work perfectly on a couple of small tables that I have. So it was a good month after all!


  1. You may have had to rush but it is a good finish.
    I had forgotten about your thrift store find box. A very good find!

  2. love your May finishes. And that flag lid is adorable!!! I love it.