My roll is still going. I have another UFO finished. I am so happy. I’ve finished a UFO for several Fridays in a row. So far I’ve done Santa Fe String Star, Wonky Wishes, En Providence, Pfeffernuse, Talkin’ Turkey and now Blue Skies!! WOW!! That is a roll. I still have more so stay tuned and see if I can get another one done next week.
Anyway, back to Blue Skies….Here it is!!
I know, I know…you want to see it laying out flat right? Here it is.
The quilt is called Blue Skies. The pattern for it can be found in Bonnie Hunter’s book String Fling. It’s an awesome book and definitely my favorite of all of her books. Several of the quilts I’ve recently finished have been from that book.
Here’s a peak at the quilting….This is the same pattern I do all the time. I’d like to say I’m in a rut because I do use this free motion edge to edge design all the time but the truth is, I love it and it’s easy for me!
When I was working on this earlier this week I chuckled to myself wishing we’d get some blue skies. We’ve had lots of rain the previous week. So much so that Hubby isn’t getting the farming done. I was hoping for Blue Skies and so was he!!
This is what I ended up picking for a binding….It’s a dark blue. It doesn’t show up the best on the grass.
The backing came from Whittles Fabrics. I saw it on the clearance one day when I was shopping online. I knew this quilt was coming up on my UFO project list so thought I would buy some.
How often do you find a blue and yellow plaid. It was perfect for this quilt.
I snapped a bunch of pictures, set up the quilt and then went in the house to get Ruby to snap a couple more pictures. I got her outside and immediately she sat exactly where I wanted her to sit all with not prompting (unless you count the treat in my hand). Just then a noise went off in the distance that sounded like a gun shot. Ruby is deathly afraid of anything that sounds like a gun- including fireworks.
She could not sit still. She was so upset.
I tried to get her focused back on the treat…
I finally snapped this one and sent her in the house…
I’ve ALWAYS wanted to make a blue and yellow quilt. In fact, it was on my bucket list of quilts to make and now…it’s finished.
So I asked Hubby what he thought about this one…his reply, “For a bright one (quilt), I actually like it.”… I like it and I guess that’s all that matters.
I went back and looked on the blog. In October of 2015, here is where I was at with this quilt. Kelli had her version of this same quilt for a graduation quilt that summer and had handed off the left overs to me.
Almost two years later, it’s finally a quilt!!
Although this one looks hard, it’s really not. There is no fancy sashing or detailed borders. Don’t be afraid to tackle this one.
There are more UFOs to finish…so the question is, will I have one done next week on Friday…Tune in and see.