I finally, totally finished my UFO Challenge Quilt for January. It’s machine quilted and bound….ready for it’s next adventure.
The quilt is SO big that I am having troubles getting photos of it. Here’s the best I can do.
Considering the project looked like this 18 days ago, I am happy.
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.
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.
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….
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.