My goal this year is to try to finish some of my UFO’s. I started this quilt summer of 2012. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for a layout so I ended up setting them aside on the back burner. They got pulled out the following spring but to no avail. Didn’t get too far but decided that I would at least get the blocks sewn together into rows. With no border inspiration they ended up back on the shelf. Skip ahead four (really four years?) and I brought it out of time out (again). After pondering lots of layout options, I decided on what I wanted to do for the border. FINALLY the quilt top (56 x 74) is finished . Patience or perseverance? Feels good to be able to cross something off the UFO list.
The design is a simple rotated square in a square in purples, green and brown.
Here is a close up.
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Over the holidays, I took some time out from the festivities to add the borders to my seasonal wall hanging that I creatively named ‘Fall Leaves 2’. Finished size is 36″ x 54″. All but the background and border was from my scraps box. It really didn’t make much of a dent.
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Made some progress with Fall Leaves2. The blocks are all made and now I need to decide on border(s). I am thinking it might need a small black inner border. The outer border will be the fabric that is in the center of the beige blocks.
I am also putting together the ‘Upcycled men’s shirts’ blocks into rows. Won’t take long to finish the quilt top once I have the rows done. It will be 48″ x60″ quilt if I don’t add borders.
What are you working on today?
Check out my ‘Linky Parties’ page to find some fabulous blogs where I share my project and get inspiration.Micki
Saw a beautiful delectable mountain quilt on Jan’s Quilts blog. Really liked it and been trying to figure out what fabrics to use for a couple of weeks. I have been searching on-line, checking magazines and looking at my idea box for inspiration. Found a few ideas, some would work better using regular fabrics some better for batiks. Okay – I am officially STUMPED. Too many ideas and not sure which direction I want to go. I think I will set it aside for awhile to ponder. In the meantime I am looking at some of my UFO’s to see if I can finish something.
The individual block units aren’t not very big – only measuring 3-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ but I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them — until now. I plan on sewing them together using a partial seam method. The center of the block will be the same beige background fabric I used in ‘Ya Ya. FYI – the pink in the photo is the design wall.
I made most of the little units years ago using some of the leftover scraps from a quilt I made in 2007 called ‘Fall Leaves’ (left photo). I used that same fabric collection when I made ‘Ya Ya’ in 2014 (right photo). It is fun to see how the same fabric collection can make two very different quilts.
I think my little UFO will be a really nice seasonal wall hanging when I am done. What are you working on?Micki