CHECK!! Did you hear that sound? That was me checking off another UFO. It was my biscuits and gravy quilt.
I’l so glad this one is done and finished. It was a fast and easy finish. I can’t believe I let it sit as long as I did.
I don’t make a lot of fabric line quilts…this was a fabric line quilt. It was called Biscuits and Gravy and I think it was from Basic Grey. I LOVE the color blue. I love the floral print. I love the colors of this so much…I like alphabet quilts. Why didn’t I finish it? Well, that’s a story.
Back in 2017, my daughter Kelli told me that Elton John was going to be in concert about 3 1/2 hours from my house. She said she’d get the tickets and go if I wanted to go. If I haven’t told you this before, I am a HUGE Elton John fan. He’s about my favorite singer. I was just thrilled to go…so happy.
Kelli and decided to make a time of it. We got a hotel room and quilt shop hopped our way there and our way home. At one of the shops. they had this fabric and I bought quite a bit of it.
I went home and it all sat. Then when my son Buck announced they were having a baby, I decided to make this quilt. I made up the pattern. I cut up the alphabet panel of letters and they were all about 3 1/2″ so I based everything on that measurement. The panel pieces because the center of the star blocks. Then I decided that wasn’t a very “fun” kid quilt so I trimmed the blocks down. When I did, I tilted the blocks this way making them a little wonky.
Then I used that blue floral I loved for sashing and added red grunge fabric for the cornerstones.
I ended up not liking it the best and decided to make something else. Then it sat.
I pulled it out when my dog Rosie was a pup thinking I would finish it but then see peed on the unfinished top. That totally turned me off and the piece sat again. I know it’s terrible but I let the pee dry and decided I would worry about it when I finally finished it.
A couple of weeks ago, I needed a quick fix. I need a UFO finish. I was digging for a different project and this came up. That was it. I was finishing it. I added the border on the outside and it was ready to longarm.
I ended up using a hook-and-bump design for the motif. That’s a floral-looking design and I thought it would be appropriate with the border fabirc.
I used a gray thread on the top and yellow on the back. The gray worked well with the border and was softer than navy on the yellow areas. I used a blue/gray matching grunge fabric for the binding.
The backing was a yellow large polka dot fabric that I bought at the thrift store. In a previous life, the fabric was curtain panels. I bought several panels at the time and this is the third quilt I’ve used the fabric on. They were only $2 per panel so it’s worked out great!
Of course, no quilt here on the blog is complete without a picture of the dogs on it. HA! EVERY time anything ever happens with these two, Rosie is on the right and Izzy on the left…in pictures and when I feed them. It’s ALWAYS that way.
After the photo shoot, the quilt went straight to the laundry…remember that dog pee?? UGH.
I ended up keeping this one so we have another quilt here when the grandkids are all here.