I finished my first UFO off of my Dirty Dozen list. This one isn’t the called-for number. That was #7 and was my star quilt with the reproduction fabrics. I still hope to make some progress on that this month.
This quilt was calling to me…and my flimsy stack is calling to me. I just can’t let the pile of finished tops get too big or I get overwhelmed. I decided to just throw this one on the longarm and get working on it. Besides, I was SUPER curious to see what would happen with this. Remember there were chocolate stains in the fabric. I wanted to know if they would wash out.
Here are the dogs posing after I rolled the quilt off the frame. Izzy is my black dog. Rosie is peeking out from under the quilt and my foster dog Sadie is the German Shepherd pup.
As soon as it came off the frame, I bound it. I ended up finding this polka-dot yellow fabric. It’s not a perfect match but very close and the best of what I had.
Now the moment of truth…tackling those stains. I think it was chocolate. This UFO came from my daughter Kayla. I didn’t know about the chocolate until my hand reached in and grabbed the last few strips in the box. I didn’t have any matching fabric so I used the stained chocolate fabric and hoped for the best.
Several of you blog readers had suggestions for getting the chocolate out. Dawn dish soap was a popular suggestion. So I tried that.
Orvus and OxiClean were also suggestions. I ended up using all three suggestions and happily…the stains were gone when I pulled it out of the washing machine. I can’t say for sure which product was the solution.
Here it is all finished…
I had this orange fabric with polka dots in my stash. I thought is was a good choice considering there was orange on the front of the quilt and polka dots on the front of the quilt. Plus…the piece of fabric was the PERFECT size. It was like it was waiting for this quilt.
I had asked Kayla if she wanted the quilt back when I was done with it. She told me “Well I don’t want to bind it”. HA!! So yes, I did bind it and yes, I will give it to her.
I’m pleased with the quilt…Pleased I have a finished UFO…Pleased a top is off my stack of to-be-quilted tops.
Finishing this was just the boost I need to tackle as many quilts as I can on my UFO list this year.
By the way, I was cleaning in the laundry room and found yet another UFO. So I guess I really didn’t make any progress on my list. I took one off and added another. So is the life of an avid quilter!!