Thursday, December 31, 2020

Finished at Last!

 Dec 31 - the end of a year, and the end of a journey.  It's taken 16 years, lots of blue fabric and perseverance and ingenuity to get here, but at long last I can scratch this project off my list of things to finish!

And tonight I sleep under it!  I hope my first dreams of the New Year will be delightful!  This is my first bed quilt using wool batting, so I am hoping it will be nice and warm.  

Taking the last stitches in the binding!  So happy to get to the end - this took about 6 hours of hand stitching total and my finger is a bit sore!

It fits nicely on my bed!  I want to make some pretty shams to go on the bed, too now!  Oh yes, there is always something else to make, right?


And look at what I saw out of my window first thing this morning!  I just feel like it's a good omen of a Hopeful New Year!

I'm happy to say that completing this quilt was my One Monthly Goal this month, and completes my Quilting PHD in 2020!  

I finished 16 UFOs this year, plus started and completed an additional 38 projects!  I guess that shows what you can accomplish in a year of staying at home.  Lots of stitching happened here!  Let's see what 2021 brings!


A very Hopeful New Year to all of you!




9 comments:

Quilting Gail said...

YEAH!!!!!!

I'm jumping up and down with excitement for you!!!

This is a truly wonderful accomplishment!!

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Congratulations!!!!

Have a wonderful sleep under it!

Happy New Year!

teachpany said...

Sweetest dreams under this stunning and gorgeous quilt. I'm so excited for you to have this remarkable finish. Awesome job, and so beautiful. Congrats on a job well done, and all the other finishes this year.

Karrin Hurd said...

Congratulations, it is beautiful! I think mine took me 6 years. I worked on it from 1997 to 2003.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

A stunning quilt. I have been following along the past few weeks. Love your scalloped edge.

Emily said...

This is absolutely amazing, Pamela!! Congratulations on a beautiful and epic finish! I am so glad you got to sleep under it as we welcome a new year. And double congrats on also finishing your PhD! Love the rainbow start to 2021--Happy New Year!

tubakk said...

This is a beauty and a treasure. And well worth waiting for all those years. Hope you sleep well under it, and dream about a normal world to come later this year. Happy New Year! Greetings from Norway.

Patty said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your project.

Kathleen said...

Congrats on both your Dear Jane and your quilting PhD!

Susie H said...

Wow! You did awesome last year! Finished your PHD list PLUS finished up so many Starts! Congrats!