A nice long walk

We took a 10 mile walk today along the Mississippi to try and work off some of the Thanksgiving dinner we ate yesterday. The weather was nice – cool but not too cold. It’s been nice to walk everywhere rather than get in the car every time we want to go somewhere.

I worked some on my Cathedral Windows quilt and decided it’s going to be a table topper. I pulled it out this year in January after not working on it for two years and it set there most of this year too. I finished up the last few blocks and am in the process of sewing the last row together.

When I originally started this quilt I intended to make a topper for a bed but knowing I might get tired of it, I would work a row on the top half and then one on the bottom half. Now having finished the last row I just have to join the two halves together and it will be one more UFO off my list.

10 Responses to “A nice long walk”

  • Anonymous:

    It can be good to alter the plans sometimes. The CW will be a lovely table topper.

  • Anonymous:

    Good for you to keep up the walking. Hope you are doing OK.

  • Anonymous:

    Good planning, Mary. You knew that this UFO might not get done if kept at the original plan and re-sized it. No more UFO once the halves are joined and you still have something of a usable size for your efforts. A lesson we all might consider–they don’t all have to be full sized bed quilts even if we thought that’s what we wanted at first.

  • JudyL:

    10 miles? I think that’s illegal! 🙂

    I love the Cathedral Window you’re working on and can’t wait to see it finished. It will be a beautiful table topper and . . it will be finished!!

    Judy L.

  • Gail:

    Smart planning- I have to start thinking ahead on some of mine, too. Can’t wait for the photo.

  • Patti:

    Congratulations on getting it to this point! Did you do the method where it’s all done by hand? I did that in a quilt class years and years ago – 1975 to be exact. We did everything by hand – the instructor said that was the only “true” way. I did my sample for learning the technique – a total of 4 “windows” – and decided that was more than enough for me!

    How nice that the weather allowed you to get out to walk. Finally today our rain has let up for awhile.

  • Anonymous:

    Isn’t it fabulous that re-purposing that project means you can take another UFO off the list! I am sure it will be a wonderful table topper!

  • Anonymous:

    that was great planning knowing that you may not make quilt the original size you intended. I hope you will get it finished to become a table topper. Would love to see a photo when it’s completed.

    Nice to hear that you are able to do a good amount of walking rather than take a car each time.

  • Vicky:

    It sounds like you’re getting excited about the move. The ability to walk more is great!

    Question about a bed topper you mentioned. What would be the dimensions of that? I have several quilts that are fifty something square that I have no idea how to use, but I was thinking maybe diagonally on top of a white wholecloth on the beds.


  • cher:

    great switch of plans for the CW-you have made great progress on your ufos-way to go Mary!

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