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I finished another wallhanging this afternoon.  I appliqued the center block 20 yrs ago this month.  Then I finally added the borders last year and then quilted it this week.  Better late than never! 

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Comment by Barbara Graham on January 16, 2018 at 11:09am

I love it! Sometimes the long delayed pieces are the best. I think of them ripening like fruit--when it's time it will happen.

Comment by Janet/MO on January 14, 2018 at 4:50pm

Thanks everyone.  Irene, you got a fabulous deal on that fabric. 

Comment by Barb/WI on January 14, 2018 at 5:40am

Congratulations on another beautiful finish!  

Comment by Irene Gallway on January 14, 2018 at 4:44am

Janet, I never gave it a thought to make a scrappy backing for that quilt. Thanks for the tip.  When I went to the store to buy more fabric I got the 108 in wide fabric. Now I don't have to piece it together.  This store where I buy all my fabric has a great selection and the prices are great. I paid $7.99 a yard for the 108" and the regular width at the most is $4.99 a yard. It's all quilt shop grade as this is a salvage store that buy's out quilt shops and other stores who go out of business. 

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on January 13, 2018 at 8:51am

Looks good Janet, congrats on the completion.

Comment by Janet/MO on January 13, 2018 at 8:02am

It feels really good to see these old UFOs become real quilts.  This one just makes me smile when I look at it.  I do know one thing that has helped is having a Pfaff with 11-1/2" to the right of the needle.  Makes it so much easier to machine quilt!  The hardest part for me now is the basting, which is why I will still have to have my large quilts quilted by a longarm quilter. 

Irene, bummer about having to go out in the rain to buy more fabric.  Have you ever used a scrappy backing?  I have started doing that with fabric that still compliments the top (i.e. fall fabrics on a fall type quilt) and it is a great way to use up those odd sizes of left over fabrics. 

Comment by Irene Gallway on January 13, 2018 at 7:39am

Very pretty. I agree with PQ you are making good progress on those UFO's. I had a bright idea to put an extra border on Gavin's quilt but didn't think about my backing fabric being too short. I'm off to the store in a pouring rain to get another backing fabric. Oh well, I can use what I already have on another quilt.

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on January 12, 2018 at 6:49pm

And still timeless.  Your commitment to finish those UFOs is admirable.  It must feel SO, SO good!  

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