During the summer a kind blog reader sent me two boxes of bits, pieces, and quilt UFOs. In the box was a pile of hourglass blocks and some that were sewn together. Over the course of several months, I pulled it out and started working on it as a leader and ender project.
You can read about the box of goodies that was sent HERE.
Here are the pieces that I started with…
I ended up deciding to make the quilt top bigger so I had to make a lot more blocks. Along the way, there was curiosity about the project and I ended up making a Youtube video about how I was making the blocks.
If you want to watch the video feel free to press play. If you would like to save the video and watch in later on your television or device, you can go HERE and save it.
Well, finally I got the quilt done. Here it is…
I had gathered opinions about how I should finish the quilt..should I add borders? Should I not? It was so hard to decide. I ended up doing this.
It was adding an hourglass block that had three white pieces and only one colored piece. I think it kind of framed the quilt and dressed up a simple quilt.
I’m sure others would have picked something else…For me, I don’t think there was a right or wrong to it.
It’s so nice to see a quilt hanging on the house again. It’s been a bit since I finished one.
A good chunk of the fabrics were reproduction fabrics…at least the ones that I added.
To add interest I didn’t always pick an obvious light-colored fabric or an obvious dark fabric. That is what makes the different colored splotches in the quilts. I like that.
I used a Hook and Feather design for the quilting motif. It’s pretty standard for me. You can see how I do that in THIS VIDEO.
I’m so glad to have a UFO off the list. You can see the rest of my UFO list HERE.
I found this backing fabric at the thrift. I just barely skimmed by with enough of it for the whole backing.
I used a dark green for the binding. It blends with the grass and it’s hard to see.
This will likely be a quilt for an upcoming benefit…
…and just like that, I’m on to another UFO. I’ve got quilts that need to get made!