Since I'm not likely to get Spring any time soon, best to just move on to this weeks Favorite Things Friday. This post isn't strictly a Favorite Thing Friday, so I'll just beg your forgiveness up front for that and proceed. My favorite thing this week is "finishes". When kiddo was younger, I looked forward to the finish of soccer season. No more standing/sitting out in the hot/cold, in the wind (which in Oklahoma is not a trivial thing), in the rain and occasionally in the snow until the next season!
Along a similar vein, the finish of Upward basketball season was also a welcome thing. No more rushing kiddo home from after school care, through homework, and through a
Then there is my most favorite kind of finish, finishing a quilt. The great thing about quilting is that there is not just one finish so you get all kinds of "being done" gratification throughout the process. You finish picking out the fabric (which depending upon your nature may provide more relief than gratification).
Then you finish piecing all the blocks, followed by finishing all the row sewing and border adding. You finish piecing the back. Once the quilt comes back from being quilted. You finish the binding (I forgot to take that shot, so you'll need to exercise your imagination to see completed binding below).
Finishing the label comes next.
And then the quilt is finished.
That's my first quilt finish for 2011 (definitely a favorite). It uses one of my butterfly fabrics, so that's another favorite. This quilt is a Planet Patchwork's July 12th one day mystery quilt, Merry Mayhem's Mystery Quilt Case #132 - Lucky Stars. You can see from the label I've renamed the quilt to suit my own fancy. I love the quilting Trudy did on this one.
So that's it for my favorite thing this week. Hop over to Quilting in my Pyjamas to see all the other wonderful favorite things.