Another UFO Finished

Several months ago I was lucky enough to do a pattern test for Sandra of MMM Quilts. Her pattern Waltzing With Bear was fun to do since the pattern was so well written and can be found here.

My granddaughter had fallen in love with this quilt and asked if I could add to it for a very special person in her life. She has a best friend (since preschool) that she misses terribly since my son and his family moved to Mexico to begin several years of travelling the world living in various countries for 6 months or so at a time. They had been in Mexico for a few months when the pandemic hit. Needless to say, you can guess how this story is progressing. My son and his family are still living in Mexico and will be for the foreseeable future. Delaney and I decided on the designs for the additional blocks and I did finish the pp blocks fairly quickly. Then the top sat in my To Be Quilted pile.

2 weeks ago I received word that my DIL and the grands will be travelling to Alberta to see family and make some decisions regarding their property there. Delaney is so excited to be able to spend time with her best friend so it was time to get this quilt finished.

Studio time began. The backing was chosen, quilt was loaded and threads picked out; Aurifil white for the top and a beautiful dark teal green for the bobbin. Delaney was specific on her wants for the quilting; FMQ feathers, flowers and swirls to keep the quilt soft and cuddly with the teal green flannel backing.

It didn’t take long to do the quilting once I sorted the tension out. Then once I had it squared up, I sewed the binding by machine to the front, buried the threads and hand sewed the binding on the back with the label added to the side seam.

Here it is stitched with lots of love for my sweet granddaughter’s best friend.

Waltzing With Friends is a finish 😉

It’s in the mail now and should be arriving in Alberta the same day my granddaughter does to give it to her best friend!

Another UFO done for my PhD 😉

Thanks for reading my post! I hope you enjoyed the story behind the quilt made for a wonderful best friend and chosen by a loving granddaughter. 😄 Carol

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Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

23 thoughts on “Another UFO Finished

  1. Oh, Carol! This is the best post ever. I love everything about it. Besties!! And Delaney! I’d love to talk with her and hear her rationale for all the design choices. What a priceless gift you were able to provide her. Isn’t that just the best thing ever?!! You know her friend will always treasure that quilt – she’ll have it the rest of her life, wherever that may lead her. {{Hugs}} Thanks for sharing this touching story with us. You’re a good egg to make this happen for Delaney! She know you love her very much. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. What a great gift for the special friend. Carol, you stitched such a beautiful quilt and made it very special too. Such a shame the pandemic interrupted such wonderful plans.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. This quilt brought me so much joy to make; the pattern test for a designer I admire, so many conversations with my granddaughter adding to the quilt, and hearing of the love she has for her best friend. 😉


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