Sunday, January 25, 2009

Unexpectedly Delighted

Yesterday I posted pictures of this and that, and things that are sort of getting done in the sewing room. I truly had no intention of finishing the Rasmussen landscape top, it just kind of happened. It was on the ironing board, once again abandoned. I cleared off enough room on the sewing table to put down a large cutting mat - so of course I ought to square the top, since the space was available.

Then I wandered around looking at browns for the border, and I found this basket print that I've had for years. It totally captures the image I was going for. Rather than a realistic landscape - I've had a LOT of practice with realism - I thought it would be fun to do kind of a 70's - ish pop-art kind of image. It borders on realism, with a cartoonish kind of feel to it. At least to me.

I have to say that I am unexpectedly delighted with the finished top. It will likely even get quilted in this lifetime, which is more than I can say for a good number of my UFO's.

Now onward and upward! My "official" January step has yet to be taken.

Do you think it should count if I completed a renegade step? I do, but that doesn't mean I don't still intend to do the step I intended to do...if you know what I mean...

1 comment:

Jan said...

Good for you, Suzie! Feels great to get a quilt top finished, particularly a UFO - and to have it look so good, too! OK, back to the book package..... Jan