Tuesday, May 16, 2017


It's a Quilt.  Finally completed-- Binding and all. A Brenda Riddle pattern, Bliss,  it is called.  I completed the center in January and procrastinated about the border.  It was a new technique.  I studied the instructions for about a month. I finally got brave enough to tackle it.  I had purchased the gray fabric before I chose the pattern.  I was a little short, but it worked out that I had enough.

In a couple of weeks, I'll love it-- right now I'm just glad it is complete.  It seemed like I was road-blocked from completing it.  All I can think is-- never underestimate the value of keeping your machine oiled.  Makes a huge difference. 

I machine quilted it myself -- so it is just a small meander all over.

It will hang in my breakfast area opposite gray hickory floors and then probably rest on the back of my couch downstairs.

I pictured it in my head before I started and it turned out just that way.  
As you can tell, spring is finding it's way to the U.P.  Our winter was average. Kids only had one snow day all year.  It just seemed like winter wouldn't let go.  Still too early to plant flowers or a garden --- so I quilt as much as I can.

We're all getting older, but daily counting our blessings.  Off to work to pay for quilt fabric --
Have a great Tuesday.


Redfinch said...

Beautiful quilt! I was so excited to see you had posted again--was afraid maybe you were "done"... I grew up in the central UP, and ran across your blog several years ago.

Melanie said...

I'm back to posting. Hopefully. I guess we all go through different seasons in our life... A day at a time. Still in the u.p. my kids have flown the nest. (Not returning to the u.p.).. but they do return for visits. Never staying long enough.

Colleen said...

Mel! So glad to hear from you! The quilt is very nice! I am road blocked right now too working on some memorial quilts. Kids are all grown here too. Lucky they settled within 20 minutes of me. Gardening started here last week. The ground is finally ready. Can't wait to see what you are working on next :0)

Kathy in FL said...

The quilt is beautiful! I would have been intimidated by the border, too. But it really makes the quilt. Now I'm inspired to finish something, too.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Lovely quilt. The colors are gorgeous together.