I am trying really hard to tackle my UFOs this year so when Judy at Patchwork Times sent out the challenge to complete some UFOs I decided to join in. I know many of you are looking at the picture saying that’s not a UFO, that quilt is the Orca Bay quilt.
You are right and wrong….The front is Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt Orca Bay but the back….that’s where I put my UFO quilt blocks.
I had made these blocks a long time ago as a quilt along called Soot and Ashes. The quilt ended up having applique and being a little too primitive for me so the blocks sat and sat and sat. When they were chosen as the January UFO, I was piecing my Orca Bay quilt. I decided then and there that I would use the blocks by making a pieced backing. It isn’t magical. It isn’t wonderful…but those blocks are off the UFO list.
I machine quilted it just using a stipple pattern. I did stipple closer together than I normally do.
I machine bound the quilt putting the last stitches in it today…just in time for the January UFO reveal over at Patchwork Times. I love this quilt and it’s going to stay here at our house.
When Kelli and I went to see Bonnie Hunter at Storm Lake one of the ladies in front of us commented that she makes scrap quilts as charity quilts…NOT ME! My scrap quilts are “for me” quilts. I value them more than quilts that can be easily replicated. I feel like there is more too them…what do you do? Do scrap quilts stay with you or do you give them away?
Today I am hooking up with Confessions of a Scrap Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts. I also hooked up with a new to me place Such a Sew and Sew.
P.S. I am hosting a quilt book giveaway here. If you want to see more Orca Bay quilts, head on over to Quiltville and check out the linky party. To see today’s blog post…go here.