Thanks to everyone that commented with suggestions on how to finish off this Basket Quilt UFO. I had a deadline, and I actually made the deadline. I almost forgot to show it at the meeting because I had so much more on my mind that day. Several key members couldn’t be there, and I was trying to do all my stuff and theirs too. Thank you to my friend, Karen, who reminded me about it during Show and Tell. So, here it is!
I decided to use wool felt for the flowers. Looking at the pantograph I used to quilt the base layer, those flowers looked like just the right size. Using template plastic, I cut out some yellow ones.
But, I thought more color would look better once I got started. So, pink and blue. The blue ones could be Bachelor Buttons. Oh, buttons for the centers!
I matched up some larger buttons with the flowers. Then I hand sewed a button to the center of each flower. After those were done, I hand stitched them to the quilt.
I hid all the knots under the flowers, and there is just the smooth stitch on the back, so it hardly shows!
From even a short distance, those stitches cannot be easily seen.
Scattering the colors around, I tried to make it look random.
Overall, it wasn’t my first choice of how to do the flowers, but a deadline is a motivating thing. After seven years of looking at it, it is done. Finished is better than perfect any day, LOL!!
On to the next project! Have you ever had a quilt where you are just happy to have it done? Any long term UFOs in your stash?