Monday, January 4, 2021

Pushing Daisies

 The first Monday of the new year means back to work after two weeks of nothing much but a bit of around the house spiffing up and lots of stitching time.  I can't say I'm ready to go back, but working does support my fabric habit, so back I'll go this morning. Thankfully this week is light on meetings so I'll time to deal with left over 2020 stuff and get a handle on the 2021 stuff.    

There was some good progress in the sewing room over the holiday break. I was able to sneak in one more finish before the new year.  




The Daisy Chain mystery quilt was labeled and bound on 12/30. The pattern is from the 2019 Little Bunny Quilts quilt along.



The fabrics, except for the background and black border, are all left overs from another project. Hence the name.




The backing is a black, red and beige stripe that caught my eye many years ago, but doesn't really suit the style of quilts I make now.  It was a perfect match to the quilt top. 

  


 

Trudy did the quilting in gold. 




The curly swirls make me think if the wind. I wasn't sure the quilt would ever make it back from being quilting. The package was shipped priority the first week of December, but didn't show up here till just before Christmas. 

Odds and Ends doesn't have a home as yet.  I usually donate a quilt to the auction sponsored by the organization that provides trained service dogs to veterans. The Scientist in Training's roommate has trained service dogs since she was in high school. With the pandemic there was no auction this year.  So unless this quilt finds a new home, it will likely go to that cause next year. 

Odds and Ends was my 7th finish for 2020. That ties my record for quilt finishes in a year. I'm hoping to build on the momentum from last year and finish eight quilts this year.  

Linking up with Monday Making and Monday Design Wall this week.    

16 comments:

Nann said...

Hooray for a finish! The design is quite striking and the backing fabric is just right. (Aren't you glad you held onto it?) (How much is left over? LOL.)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

pretty quilt!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

It's a lovely quilt (the backing fabric is so me). It's good to have those held on quilts for when needed. I donate at least a dozen quilts a year and due to Covid - they all sit waiting for their turn.

Janis said...

Such a pretty quilt! Whoever receives it once you've had a chance to donate it will be very pleased.

Barbara said...

Very pretty, Kate. I meant to tell you I like your new masthead too. Looks good.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Ohhh YAY!!! what a beautiful finish!! and YAY for sneaking it in!! haha! I had to go back yesterday and totally was not ready. Sending you good morning and working vibes today!

AnnieO said...

It turned out just lovely! Congratulations on all those finished quilts filling your good vibes!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's really beautiful, Kate! I loved your color choices for this quilt, and it does look like you had the perfect backing fabric for it. That was a great way to use up something you had fallen out of love with! Congratulations on your finish!

Sara said...

Beautiful quilt and the backing is bold which is a nice surprise when you turn the quilt over. Great choice!!

Marti said...

Odds and Ends is a beauty! I don't make a lot with those colors either, but I really like this. Have a good week back at work. Hubby is struggling with it too.

Michelle Churchman said...

Beautiful!

Michelle
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Sherrill said...

Ooo, that's gorgeous. Nice finish.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on sneaking in one final finish of 2020! That turned out beautifully, Kate. SEW glad that it arrived safely!

Bonnie said...

Yea for a finish. Delivery times have been so weird this year. The quilt is stunning. I love how different the setting is. And a bonus that everything was from your stash! On to 2021 and some finishes and new projects!

Judy Hansen said...

Hi Kate,
I really like the quilt pattern-looks lije a trellis behind the flowers, and the backing is beautiful. Good finish!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the great finish and finishing 7 quilts for the year! I was back to work this week too and I sure miss vacation!