Posts Tagged ‘UFO makeover’

I’m still working on my ancient pink UFO which is getting a total makeover, and I’m having so much fun with it!  There is no formal pattern — it’s just 12 salvaged sampler blocks, and I’m making it up as I go along.

The cornerstones and sashings are finished.

And now I’m making 9-patch blocks for the borders.

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It was another week with very little time for sewing.  When I did get a chance to sew, I was totally obsessed with my pink UFO Makeover quilt and only sewed on that.

I did look through the basket with my Challenge fabrics and bits of blocks but didn’t feel inspired to work on that quilt right now.   I guess it really is turning out to be a bit of a challenge!  😉

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I’m trying to finish — or at least make significant progress on one unfinished quilt top per month.  This Sampler Quilt is my second-oldest UFO and one of my first efforts, from probably 15 or 16 years ago.

This was a finished quilt top, but the sashing and border fabrics never matched the blocks properly, and it always bothered me.  I’m sure it was the best fabric I could afford at the time, but I knew I would never be happy with the finished product, and it was so horrible that I didn’t even take a “before” photo.  😉

However, I love the “pinky-ness” of these fabrics, so this top is getting a total makeover.

I had such a good time with the cornerstones and sashings on the turquoise quilt that I am using cornerstones again.  This time in reverse values, with dark sashings and light cornerstones.

When I was unpicking the seams from the old sashings, some of the blocks frayed badly, so I have trimmed them all down to 12-inch squares.  I will lose some of the tiny points, but I’m not going to worry about that.

It’s an experiment quilt and won’t be a great loss if it doesn’t turn out well.  After all, it’s already been sitting in boxes and cupboards, unused and unloved, for many years!  But I’m sure it’s going to be just fine now.

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