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I have half a dozen active projects on the go right now.  So what did I do this week?  I worked on something else.  Of course.  😉

At the supermarket, there was a basket full of fleece throws in bright colours for £2 each.  What a bargain!  I had to have a green one.  It’s a happy colour.  And when I saw it, I remembered a colourful UFO that I started several years ago.

When I got home, I hunted in all my boxes, baskets and cupboards until I found it.  It’s a pattern by M’Liss Rae Hawley called “Woven Ribbons” from her book, Fat Quarter Quilts.  The pattern was for a baby quilt, and I changed the borders and enlarged it to make it suitable for an older child.


I stitched it down to the fleece throw without batting and made a snuggly quiltlet for my little girl.   It’s not really quilted —  more like top-stitched.  I used some YLI quilting cotton in variegated crayon colours that was left over from my daughter’s birthday quilt (featured in the banner above).


And, because I am determined to use up as much as possible from my entire sewing stash, I bound it with some purple bias tape I’ve had for a long time.  The price tag on the package says “Cloth World,” so you know it’s been around for a while.  😉  I used Judy Laquidara’s method of machine finishing the binding, which worked a treat.


My daughter is happy because she has something new.  I am happy to have a quick finish!  I’ve finished a UFO and now I can count it in my Stash Report.  It’s also given me a sense of accomplishment and re-charged my batteries to keep going on the other projects I have in the works.  🙂

This quilt top used approximately 1-3/4 yards.  I’m not counting the fleece since it was purchased as a finished item rather than yard goods.  My totals for this week are:

  • Bought  0
  • Used  1.75 yards
  • Year to Date Bought  24.875 yards
  • Year to Date Used  81.75

Happy Sewing!

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