Thursday, July 03, 2008

All done and dusted

Strange expression that........

'all done and dusted'

It's one I use all the time, I suppose my mum must say it too - I'll have to ask her this weekend.

I presume it comes from someone completing the housework - all done and dusted.

Not much time for dusting here over the past few days. When I've not been playing taxi driver for Nick's cricket and collecting Sarah from the station after visiting a friend near Bristol I've been stitching.
Et voila - a finish:
The triangles were a pig to do - don't you just hate quilting in the ditch - don't look too closely my lines are a tad wobbly. But it was fun doing the feathers and the petals on the flowers
And finally a green checked shirting for the binding completes the job.
It seems a while since I finished something which didn't have hearts on it! :o)

23 comments:

Karol-Ann said...

Dust really is a four-letter word! Lovely quilt!! Well done Anne!

Joyce said...

Nice quilt. My Pfaff has a foot that helps with stitch in the ditch. I forget what it's called but I think it's actually for some kind of hemming. It has a little blade that runs in the ditch. It's not fail-proof but it helps.

Tanya said...

That is such a great little quilt! The quilting is exquisite with those little loops in the flower petals! I need to do something in a size like this so that I can feel good about a job "done and dusted". I seem to have only lots of things on the shelves.

Elaine Adair said...

How different it looks with the border! Great job, and love the simple feathers in the border - not too fancy-schmancy.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

All done and dusted...well one explanation I was able to find is that when documents were signed in times past using pens dipped in ink, drying time could be considerable as the application of the ink varied so much. To speed things up an absorbent dust was sprinkled on the fresh writing, left momentarily, and then tipped off the sheet, allowing the document to be rolled or folded there and then, and carried off. Thus, a deal was considered finalized when it was "done and dusted". I have no idea how accurate that is, but it sounds good to me...and your quilt looks great to me. What a fab job and so quick!!!!

Andrea said...

This is beautiful - I want one too ! I think I have been inspired to have a go at some applique. If it all goes pear-shaped I know who to blame - LOL !!

Jeanne said...

Love your little plaid flowers quilt! The quilting in the flowers is wonderful! Great finish!

Juliann in WA said...

Such a lovely little piece - well done indeed.

Karen said...

Anne, that is SO pretty; love the plaid binding on the bias.

Ali Honey said...

It's lovely Anne. I particulary like how you have quilted the flowers. Strangely I don't mind stitching in the ditch, cause I'm just a learner quilter.

Mad about Craft said...

Beautiful quilt!!

Shelina said...

It is so beautiful. Well done!

loulee1 said...

What was it someone said about galloping by on a pony? A comment that remains very fresh in my mind when ever I attempt to quilt!

Great finish Anne, you're so creative and always manage to inspire me.

alice c said...

Such a pretty quilt, Anne. The appliqued flowers really appeal to me. Your creativity and energy astonish me.

Cascade Lily said...

What a very unusual quilt Anne! And not a heart in sight :)

I use 'done and dusted' all the time too :)

meggie said...

I find I wobble in the ditch these days too! haha!
Another brilliant finish, it looks great!

Berglind said...

This quilt is realy beautiful and your quilting is 100% (I didn't look closely, promise!) - I know what you mean about quilting in the ditch, but it always adds extra something to the quilt :)

Sonnja said...

Love your little flowers quilt!
Kind regards

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn
From the Netherlands

kcamou said...

That quilt is so wonderful! You did a terrific job, as usual. ;)

Luciana said...

Very, very BEAUTIFUL your quilt!!!
Hugs
Lu, from Brasil

Kim said...

Oh, I love your quilt! Great job!

jovaliquilts said...

That one "dusted up" nicely! The plaid flowers are really lovely!

corry said...

I love this quilt..it's so beautiful...perfect job done!