Friday Finish: Someone Else’s UFO

Awhile back Kelli met one of our blog readers and picked up some fabric she had….It was a treasure trove of fabric.  Hidden in there were leftovers from a project.  Kelli said that she was told that the project got too big and then was cut down.  It was easily usable but needed some seam ripping.  I set it aside thinking…well…someday.

Then one day Hubby kidnapped me and I didn’t have a project prepped to work on in the truck.  Without really thinking about it I grabbed the pieces and the seam ripper and jumped into the truck.  During our trip, I got it all ripped out.  It wasn’t even painful like seam ripping can sometimes be.

The project sat by my machine and for several nights in a row I just went in and sewed a few seams.  I calculated that I might need a few more strips cut so I gradually worked them in.  The project went together quickly and before long I had this….


It just goes to show that you don’t need a fancy project or fancy fabric to make a good looking quilt.

For the quilting I used up a red variegated thread I had and ended up running out about six inches from the edges.  I just switched to a straight up red and didn’t worry about it.  I don’t think anyone would notice if I didn’t tell.  It’s not a show quilt….it’s one meant to be used.


The quilting motif is from The Pajama Quilter…called Dwindling.  People have told me that her books and CD’s are sold out.  I did see some on Amazon.  Here’s a link. Pajama Quilter.  I also see that Bayside Quilting is offering it too.

Anyway…I guess I have a UFO finish and it’s not even my UFO…go figure.

To see other quilt progress and finishes check out  Confessions of a Fabric AddictLink a Finish FridayFreedom Fridays and Crazy Mom Quilts.

15 thoughts on “Friday Finish: Someone Else’s UFO”

  1. Rosie Westerhold

    LOVTE that quilt. Tell us more. What size are the pieces? About 3″ x 6″? Or are they bigger than that. REALLY like how they fit together. I’m gonna have to work on one of those.

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