My Latest Finish…

I finally, totally finished my UFO Challenge Quilt for January.  It’s machine quilted and bound….ready for it’s next adventure.

BOM-Gracie

The quilt is SO big that I am having troubles getting photos of it.  Here’s the best I can do.

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Considering the project looked like this 18 days ago, I am happy.

BOM-onPoint

I had 6 blocks finished….
Working with the pattern and the fabric that came to me in blocks of the month was a nightmare.  Had this not been a UFO listed with Judy’s UFO challenge, I would have given up….in fact, MANY of my blog readers said, just give up and repurpose the fabric or send the kit onto a charity.  I am glad I stuck with it.  I learned that blocks of the month aren’t my favorite and it’s a lesson I plan on remembering.

BOM-close

I didn’t do any fancy stitching with this…just a quick meander.  I used gold thread on the top and burgundy on the back.   Of course I ran out of thread….had to rip out a whole row of stitching but the machine worked wonderfully now that I skip that thread guide.  I have gotten LOTS of questions about which thread guide I am skipping.  I will address that in another blog post.

BOM-done

The quilt is On Point by Bits and Pieces.  It ended up being 81″ x 100″.  That’s a big quilt for my machine!  The quilt is mostly Moda fabric designed by Kansas Troubles.  I know this quilt is a fine quilt is fine and even quite nice, but I am not “in love” with it and have been contemplating giving it away.  My hubby thinks not.

My scraps from the quilt are all cut up and ready for their next project….

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Uptown Girl from Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company.  I had to add a couple neutrals but other than that, there was enough for the top.  The back…I’m just going to scrap all the remaining fabric together…then all the fabric will be gone for good.

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20 thoughts on “My Latest Finish…

  1. Emilie

    … and here someone thought it was a dog quilt!

    You should feel a sense of pride and accomplishment every time you look at it.

  2. Connie

    Congrats!! I am working on my Feb UFO which is just blocks. I remember reading about the trouble you had with the pattern and colors. Thank goodness you didn’t give up because it is beautiful!

  3. Joyce

    Congrats on finishing the lead balloon of a project!! I’m proud of you and I don’t even know you. LOL!! I considered joining that UFO group but have SO much on my plate right now. I’ll be thrilled for all you accomplish! :)

  4. Katrina Kahn

    Great job!! I’m sure that with that finish you are really glad that you stuck with it! BOM aren’t my favorite either personally but that one is very nice :-D

  5. Debbie

    I think that your quilt is wonderful. It’s too bad that you didn’t love it while you were working on it. I can see why your DH likes it – with those colors it suits a man well, but I would love it just as much. Glad that you didn’t give up on it!

  6. Donna

    I really do like your quilt – you did a beautiful job on it. I know it was tough going but aren’t you glad you stuck with it? :-) I know you’ll find a good home for it!

  7. Becky in Georgia

    Wonderful job! The UFO challenge has motivated me to stick with my project, too. Doesn’t it feel wonderful to have this quilt off the list! Looks like your dog is an inspiration for Kansas Troubles fabric:)

  8. Christine

    the quilt looks AWESOME

    here’s hoping it will grow on you, Gracie and your husband like it…

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