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Friday, September 19, 2008

Third quilt done for Finn's Challenge...

I just put the last few stitches on my 3rd finish for Finn's Challenge!!!
This is my Convergence Quilt! Pretty bright hey? I saw the fat quarters and liked them, thus that is what I used... Quite a few gals in my city group did this quilt a while back...probably 2 years now... If it weren't for Finn's Challenge, it would be sitting there for another year probably... 8-)

I had fun quilting it. On the suggestion of the gals, I did echo
quilting on it... Not near perfect at all (still learning), but it is done and I like the effect you get when you look at it from a distance... As friend Kn says, "a man on a running horse wouldn't notice the boo-boos!" 8-)

On the back I used a hand-me-down left over fabric of Tinkerbells, hearts and butterflies...

Today I went to a local Quilt Show and had a lovely day with friends, quilts, vendors and their tables of goodies, and of course lunch. I also did not leave a paper trail for purchases, so I am safe from hubby scrutiny... Cash always works best! 8-) (Norman, mums the word!!!) 8-)

I "ooed and awed" about my purchase, and then I just went for it!!! I got a jelly roll of sorts of Batiks, a meter of a matching Batik (need to find another yet), and 3 charm packs that kept calling for me... 8-) The kit to make a small turtle wall-quilt was calling, but I ignored it... I have enough to keep me busy. 8-)

I did some thinking today, and realized how much I have done this year, even since I started blogging, and I am very proud of myself. 8-) (my quilting pals can't even believe the roll I am on...) So now, with 4 projects done and given away, and 3 UFOs completed for Finn's Challenge, it is time to play! 8-)

Time to play...?... Do I work with my half square triangles that I started a while back? Maybe play with my Christmas Charm Pack? Make the bag I plan for my Sunflower Charms? Hmmmmmm.....? Me thinks we shall think on this a while yet...

10 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

love the convergence quilt! I've never done one, but they are pretty :-)

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

I adore the convergence quilt.... I am on number 3 of the UFO challenge. Congrats on being ahead of the game. I too think it has been a good thing to get me to finish.... some overdue things.

Catherine said...

It's fabulous! Love the brightness of it -- looks like it must have been fun to work on.

Tere Sanders said...

Wow - that is gorgeous! I love it.

Gina said...

What a great quilt. One day I'll do one of these quilts. I'm not sure when I can fit it in yet though. LOL

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Joyce said...

The convergence quilt turned out fantastic. Love the colors.I debated about that quilt show but decided to save the gas money for buying fabric.
I do like the batiks you got.

Brenda said...

Very pretty Myra! You always seem to be able to get so many projects done when I visit you. I must be doing something wrong...can't seem to complete anything!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

The Bali jelly roll is to die for! The pics of your convergence quilt look good too. Good job finishing it up! Did you decide where to display it yet?

ruthsplace said...

The convergence quilt is stunning. Personally I think blogging is a great motivator - seeing what everyone else is doing, and of course the constant need for blogging fodder...

Finn said...

Hi Myra, I think your 3rd finish is just wonderful. I've never been all that crazy about the Convergence bandwagon everyone jumped on, but I will make an exception for yours *VBS* I love the brights you used and added touches really make the quilt. I'm so happy you are at the '3 done' line with me *VBS* Lets just keep stitching, ok? Big hugs, Finn