WeEEE-HA!! I finished a quilt. This is my version of Judy at Patchwork Times’ quilt Making Ends Meet. It’s a free pattern on Judy’s site. I am calling it my October UFO…I have lost track of my UFO list. This was in the pile of things that hadn’t been touched in a LONG time so I am just calling it my October UFO.
I had intended to make the borders but I didn’t have enough of the background fabric and couldn’t find anything that matched so I improvised and made this version with more blocks instead. If you remember my Christmas gift mishap last year with the wrong colored fabric? I had wanted navy fabric and ended up with this teal fabric. Well, I finally found a place to use some of that teal fabric. It’s the dark teal in this quilt. I still have some left but I am gradually slicing it up and getting it out of my stash.
All of the fabric for this was from my stash. I even got to use up some odds and ends and orphan blocks in the backing.
It’s not the most gorgeous back but it will do. I love pieced backs…hubby hates them. He thinks the pieced backs make it look like you the quilter was too cheap to purchase enough fabric. This quilt isn’t staying here…it’s a confirmation gift quilt. It’s just single sized 72″ x 90″. The gal I am giving it to is college bound so maybe it will be a college dorm quilt or a back seat of the car quilt…I hope she likes it.
I was so nervous about using that heavily printed background fabric but I love it. The colors of the quilt are something I would have never put together except that I was determined to use my stash.
I am SO happy to a finished quilt…If you want to check out more finished UFO’s check out Patchwork Times.
So my official stash report….
Used this Week: 9 yards
Used year to Date: 189.5 yards
Added this Week: 0
Added Year to Date: 163.5 yards
Gifted: 81 yards
Net Used for 2011: 26 Yards of store bought fabric…9.5 yards of recycled fabric….81yards gifted.
…and to see more stash reports, head on over to Patchwork Times.