Another one checked off the UFO list. YAHOO!! I’m so happy with how I am doing on the list!! This is quilt finish #2 for the year.
This is Old World Fantasy. A mystery quilt put together by Becky at Quilted Twins. It’s still available. You can find it HERE.
Becky offered the mystery last year. I started it and was very excited about it. I was finishing up last year’s Bonnie Hunter mystery at the same time and then covid hit. I started mask making and lost all steam for this.
It wasn’t that I didn’t like the finished quilt…I do, it was just a matter of circumstance. Also, I just think I’ve lost my want to sew mysteries anymore. I know those are words one might not have expected from me…but it’s true. I think being I cross-stitch again, my sewing time is limited so I prefer to sew something I am picking and I have more control of the colors.
Speaking of such, had I know the final outcome of the quilt…I wouldn’t have picked this yellow…
It’s okay…just not what I would have picked.
The quilt is designed to have one more red border on the outer edge. I opted not to include it. The quilt was supposed to be 100″ x 100″ and that is just nip and tuck on whether I can do that on my longarm…so, by opting to leave that outer border off, I didn’t have to struggle with machine quilting it.
I ended up preferring it without that extra border. I do love the pieced border.
The quilt is made up of two blocks and pieced sashing. This is the chain block.
This is the other block…
I ran downstairs and out to take pictures the minute I finished it. We were expecting bad weather and I want the pictures taken before I had to deal with the weather. It was windy but I did manage to snap a few pictures.
Can you see the backing peeking out?
This fabric was gifted to me by a blog reader. Check out those chickens. The colors are perfect with the front.
Here they are up close.
If someone would have told me last week that I would have this quilt finished this week. I would have literally rolled on the floor and laughed and laughed. Just last week I posted a video all about how I was going to make myself add one row each week. You can see that Sew with Jo episode HERE.
Right after filming the video, I decided to just finish the top. While I had momentum, I just kept going. I’m so thrilled to have this one checked off the list. Rosie is too!!
…as you can see by the picture below, she ready to have this one checked off the list too!
For a quilting motif, I did my hook and feather…
If you missed the video for that, you can see it HERE.
This quilt will be a donation quilt to a fire department fundraiser. I don’t know if they’ll be having their regular fundraiser or not. If they don’t, I’ll save it until they do.
Thanks, Becky, for the mystery…It was so sweet of you to share!!