Heavenly Angels

Another project finished. AND… it’s only taken me eleven years to do so! Some project seem to take forever.

Heavenly Angels was one of our 2009 block-of-the-month projects, and is now available for individual purchase through our online shop:

This one I really, really, really wanted to sew myself. And I did start it that year. The project consists of a sampler of applique and paper pieced angel blocks, along with pieced star and heart blocks as fillers. No problem with the pieced blocks. And loved making the applique angel blocks.

And then I needed to sew the paper-pieced angel blocks. And I balked. (I still don’t know why I quit liking paper piecing.)  So I put the blocks away. They moved houses three times with me… and the years went by. Last year I decided to make a real effort to finish some of the UFOs I had lying around for years. So I pulled the blocks out. And decided to redraw those PP blocks for applique. This made me a lot happier. So February 2019 saw me finishing a simplified version of the quilt:

And still, another year has gone by, and the quilt top has floated around my studio. Still unfinished.

Last week I decided enough was enough, and I finally finished this quilt over a three-day period. I struggled with the quilting. And it has been worthwhile. I finished attaching the last embellishments last night, and we hung it up this morning. I am delighted. Because after nearly four years of living with a bare wall in my bedroom, I finally have a quilt hanging over my bed.

Some close-ups…

 

This angel quilt is an addition to my growing angel collection:

Here is one of my favorite ones:

It sure feels good to finish things!

This entry was posted in Embellishments, Machine Quilting, Wall hangings. |2 Responses

2 Comments

  1. Robin
    Posted July 8, 2020 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    I too collect angels and on our Christmas tree are lots of angels and bells along with things my boys made growing up. I really like this quilt and would like to make one but whenever I touch the key words to take me to the catalog page, it takes me nowhere. Where can I find the pattern? In which collection? Please help. Thanks.

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