Friday, February 9, 2007

A UFO in hiding - Celestial Dream

This is a pattern I thought I would make back in early 2001. I fell in love with this quilt when the quilt shop I used to work for had the trunk show. It was such a magnificent quilt. So in a moment of insanity, I bought the pattern and began shopping for the fabric. What a challenge that was in itself. The shop decided to offer a monthly meeting for those attempting to make this project. Everyone purchased a fabric kit and stayed with the theme. Some did substitute fabrics but no major deviation from the kit. Myself, that would have been too easy, so off I went on a fabric acquisition adventure, which lead to a late start on the quilt. If the fabric adventure was not not enough of a challenge, I then had to go on a thread acquisition trip. The images are all outlined using the satin stitch and decorative stiches are used throughout the quilt. Of course my collection was not acquired in one day. Working at the quilt shop allowed me the opportunity to buy as I needed, matching the various fabrics to a funky color thread. The thread case has been sitting collecting dust for the past six (6) years.

I did manage to complete the four (4) corner blocks and the top angel block. I will say that the planet block needs to be redone. My daughter, who was three (3) at the time decided to test her toddler scissors, you know the type that is suppose to only cut paper, on the square. She was always playing with this block as it was her favorite. Needless to say, it has a cut in it and must be redone. What really did me in was the top angel block. If I said that it took me more than 20 hours of labor, I would not be exaggerating. Perhaps maybe under estimating the time it took me to semi complete the block. It still requires work!

All this to say that what I am attempting to do is reduce my guilt. Yesterday I joined a yahoo group called Stashbusters. I am determined to reduce the amount of UFO clutter in my closet. They also have a program to reduce your stash and not buy fabric, but that almost gave me heart failure. lol So off I go, searching that closet for a UFO to complete.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Carole,
I would love to buy your copy of Clestial Dreams. I have one of the original BOM's from this pattern but in a slightly different veriation. I have everything but the bottom applique border done and it is much more complicated than your. I would love to have your instead. Please!

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