UFO Challenge

Considering I spent most of last week working on the mystery and then digging out of my sewing room, it’s amazing how much I got done of UFO Challenge quilt which is currently Scrap Crystals.

I got all of the “quarter” units sewn.  Yahoo!!

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From there I started sewing them together.  I didn’t get very far.

I decided to stop and get another block completely sewn with the hope that I could pull out fabrics that I have and audition them for the sashing.  It’s always easiest to decide on sashing with some blocks to use for an idea of how it will look.

I’m loving the blocks so far…..what do you think?
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Typically I’m not a green lover but mixed with the blues…I like it.  I’ve had several people who have contacted me asking more about the blocks as they are going to a Bonnie Hunter class and the project is Scrap Crystals.  Here’s what I can can tell you so far.  My quilt is made entirely of batiks.  I have a large variation in the greens.  There are greens that are very light to very dark.  I might have done them in a more controlled fashion had I purchased the fabric but these are the scraps that were sent to me in a goody box from a blog reader.  I wanted to use them up so was a little more lax than I normally am on color variety.  I ended up liking the look and am so happy to have received the fabric in a wide variety of tones.  They were perfect for this quilt.

The blues go from dark blue to light blue to teal.  The neutrals lean to mostly white but there are bluish to cream neutrals too.  To be honest…anything and everything went into this quilt.  I love making scrappy quilts from the scraps that get sent to me.  They are always my favorite quilts.

I got the potential sashing fabrics pulled out but didn’t get pictures taken.  I’m hoping you’ll help me decided which fabrics are best.  I bought a few pieces of yardage when the quilt shop in New Hampton went out of business last year.  Something in that bunch will work I’m sure.  Stop back next week to help with that.  I think I should sew a couple more blocks completely together before I audition the sashing fabrics.  Next week I’ll have that ready.


Find me here next week. I’m hoping to have all of the small stars sewn together. I’m secretly hoping to have more done than that, BUT I do want to keep a realistic goal.

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11 thoughts on “UFO Challenge

  1. Beth culbertson

    I actually got a UFO quilted (by machine) and the binding is on as well. Just need some purple threadti complete the binding “stitch-down”.

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  3. Karla (threadbndr)

    Four more hexi’s to attach and I’ll have another set done – number 8 of 10. I’ll do a proper blog post and link next week.

    I really like the blue and green together, btw. Very ‘watery’ colors, which I like.

  4. Kim

    I think your blocks are turning out great, cant wait to see you sashing options. I managed to get my 3 border braids for Brick n Barnyard. Hope to have them trimmed, attached and get this quilt to my long armer for quilting.

  5. Nell

    I am doing my Scrap Crystals in batiks, but just color vs. light. It is in my UFO pile. I got a backing pieced, a quilt quilted and binding on, and a baby gift quilted and binding on. Hoping to have a snow day tomorrow and some UFO progress made! Using the mystery as L&E and focusing on graduation gifts for my son’s friends.

  6. Karen E

    Love the colors in the block. You’re amazing! If you haven’t looked at Jordan Fabrics in Grants Pass, OR, they really have some beautiful batiks and I have been extremely pleased with the fabrics that I have ordered from them. http://www.jordanfabrics.com. Check it out and let me know what you think! Thanks for the inspiration always!

  7. Roxanne

    What do I think? What do I think? I think it’s another beauty in the making! Look forward to your sashing choices.

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