My June UFO is finished!! I was so happy when the gals at Country Threads pulled #6 as their UFO number for June. I’ve been wanting and wanting to finish this quilt. June here is busy and this UFO would be easy (or so I thought). All I had to do is machine quilt and bind it.
This is Labor Day Madness from Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth and Charlene Thode. That book is what made me fall in love with Civil War Quilts.
I am trying to guess and I think I started this quilt in 2006. The quilt is really fun because you actually sew two quilts at once. I finished the other quilt a few years ago and gave it away as a gift.
I used free motion baptist fans for the quilting. They are my go to quilting design for Civil War Quilts. I used it on this quilt and this quilt. If you want to see how to do them, check out this link.
I bought the book that this quilt was in about 8 years ago. I was a quilter but rarely quilted because I was also doing in home childcare and had five kids living at home. There was no where to keep the needed things and I was constantly having to put things away even my sewing machine..It just wasn’t fun. After seeing this book I decided I was going to fight my lack of space, take the plunge, and do a large quit.
I was looking through the book one night before bed and had in my mind already picked the star quilt to make when Hubby who never says anything said he liked the quilt on the front cover. Really??? Well maybe I could make that one instead. Back then money was tighter and I hemmed and hawed over which quilt to make. In the end, I “robbed” some money from somewhere else and cut out BOTH quilts at the same time. I finished his choice first. That is this quilt, Paducah Nine Patch.
His choice quilt is on our bed the majority of the time. I love it too.
The new quilt is one I am saving for me. Remember this antique bed I told you that Hubby bought on an auction? Well my Labor Day Madness quilt is going on this bed in the guest bedroom…if we ever get to it.
I just LOVE the quilt!! That bed and that quilt, I am hoping will be a winning combination.
If you are looking for the book, Nickel Quilts, you can find it here on Amazon. Oh, if you’re wondering, mine is the queen sized version.
I can’t thank the gals at Forest Mills in Postville, Iowa for helping me find the matching binding. The hunting was so worth it.
I am off to finish doing the happy dance….my UFO #6 is finished!!!