Friday, December 11, 2020

Yea! A Finish!

I'm so happy to be finished with a quilt -- any quilt -- as I didn't really finish anything in November. Here's the Farm Quilt finished and labeled.  It was made for a soon to be great, great nephew. 

I was asked for a farm quilt but not necessarily chickens.  I think the family raises cattle not cows. (We don't get to northern Michigan all that often!)  Do you know how hard it is to find cattle?  Right, it was impossible. But when Pat and I went shopping I was looking through yardage but he found a perfect fat quarter bundle with 5 pieces.  There was the barn (with cows, sheep and chickens), windmills, tractors on a cool black and white plaid, a barn red print that looks like the wood planks, and a cool print of various stars. (Notice, none of the stars were used in the making of this quilt! I think they represented Barn Quilts.) I used some of my stash for the sashing, cornerstones, borders and backing. Because I had so little of each fabric the quilt only measures 39" square. It was easy and pretty fast although it took me forever to label it! 

It went in the mail today. The P.O. we often go to is in the mall across from where I had ordered new glasses about 10 days ago. I thought I would check to see if they had come in even though they weren't suppose t be in for 2 weeks. WOW!  They were there so I saved another trip. There may not be that much difference in the prescription but I had the glasses for over 4 years and things were getting scratched and fuzzy. Hum a little -- "I can see clearly now..."

Quilting up close. 

Quilting Pattern: "Fern Gully" (yep, used it again. I really like it.) 
Thread: So Fine (no clue what color I chose -- some beige I think...) 

It was fun to go out to lunch today, even if we just ate fast food in the car. I spent most of the afternoon trying to clean up an older computer and then put free embroidery software for my Bernina.  Yea! That go done and I'm ready to start embroidering the grands' ornaments. (I needed to print something to help with the design I chose.)  I hope to share at least one ornament on Monday. 

Now I'm ready to link up with Mid Week Makers, Needle and Thread ThursdayCan I Get a Whoop, Whoop?, Finished of Not Friday, and Beauties Pageant #109. Wow!  What a lot of gorgeous projects you can see when you visit some of these linky parties. 

Enjoy your weekend -- I plan to finish my weekly goals over the next two days. 

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 



  1. Yay for a super cute finish! And a lucky great, great nephew!


  2. What a cute piece! I love it! Have a safe and happy weekend!

  3. cute doubt it will be loved!

  4. Hi Bonnie, that's a really lovely farm quilt. Take care and enjoy the clear world!

  5. What a great quilt! The baby's parents will like it -- and surely so will he. Good to know your specs arrived. People on the local FB page have been griping about delays in package delivery, which apparently is a bottleneck at the regional distribution center.

  6. congrats on your finish! fern gully is such a great panto!

  7. It does feel good to have a finish!!! Very cute quilt!

  8. Great job finishing and mailing!!! I just used Fern Gully on a quilt for the first time--will put it on my blog in a day or two.

  9. Cute little finish! Don't you love it when the fabric does so much of the design work? I'm sure this will be cherished and maybe even become the very special Blankie :)

  10. Such a fun and cute finish! Congratulations! I bet he'll be one happy baby.


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