Posts Tagged ‘UFO quilt’

Now that my Christmas presents are finished, I’ve started working on a UFO project for my husband that’s been in the works for several years.

I drew these paper-pieced blocks on my computer when I was learning to use Powerpoint many years ago.  It’s my own design, and I called it “Strip Stripe.”

If I had it to do again, though, I would sew these strips together and then sub-cut into units instead of paper piecing.  But…I didn’t know how to do that back then.

It stayed at this stage for a long time.  It wasn’t large enough, but I couldn’t decide how to proceed.  I wanted more than plain borders.

I had a lot of fabric remnants and scraps left over, so I decided to make a half-square triangle border.  And that’s where we are now!  This photo was taken this morning.

There will be two more borders — one thin border to set off the triangles, and then a wider border to frame the whole project.

Happy Quilting!

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For the February Quiltathon at Judy’s blog, I am working on a UFO quilt top from about 2001.  It’s all the same fabric that I used for a TV quilt for my father-in-law, and for some reason, I had about a zillion yards of each colour.  It’s a good thing we all really like blue and green together!  😉

On Saturday morning, I started out with this:

And now on Sunday evening, I have this.  It’s not finished yet, but I have made a lot of progress.

This is an easy block and very quick to make.  I’ve written a little tutorial to share the instructions if anyone else would like to make this quilt.

I have a little bit of this flamestitch (bargello) print to use in the backing.  It reminds me of statistical graphs, which I love.  🙂

This is another backing that will have to be pieced from squares.  It will also be a great place to use the King’s X block that I made in the wrong size.  🙂

Happy Quilting!

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