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.
The quilt looks great – I like the pieced back. It looks great and it’s nice that there is something interesting on the back. Plain fabric sometimes just looks so plain.
I like pieced backs, but my husband would agree with yours. Of course my first pieced back did leave a bit to be desired. We’ve finally come to an agreement — I’ll continue to piece my backs, but I’ll attempt to make them look “deliberate” as opposed to willy nilly. Ironically, my willy nilly pieced back that he remembers so vividly and I did because I was too cheap to buy more fabric is the side of the quilt my niece loves!
My husband might agree — but I don’t want to hear the answer, so I’m not about to ask him! I love pieced backs — they’re so much more interesting than one solid expanse of fabric.
I’m with you on the pieced backs. I love them. When I first started making quilts, I’d use muslin. That really is boring, IMHO. Besides, I need to use up my stash. Thanks for sharing. It’s a lovely quilt, back and front.
Great use of your stash and a terrific finish!
The background fabric is great; I really like this quilt, and the backing. It is so fun to turn a quilt back and be surprised by a pieced backing :)
Oh, I love that quilt! I would not have put those together either, but they look great together. And i love the pieced back too. Good use of orphan blocks.
I really like this quilt….but then i like most all scrap quilts. I must go over to Making Ends Meet and check out this pattern. Lucky College gal.
Your latest quilt looks awesome and I too like the pieced back. Good job on your finish!
My husband says EXACTLY the same thing about pieced backs!
I love a pieced back! It’s like two quilts for the price of one! Your finish is beautiful!
It’s a lovely quilt, back & front. XO
I think it’s terrific. The colors remind me of reproduction quilts.
That is such a beautiful quilt, Jo. And I love the back!
Beautiful! She’s going to love it! Congrats on an awesome finish. :)
Lovely finish–such great colors! I like the back–she’s bound to enjoy your gift for many years!
Gotta use up as much as we can and I love pieced backs. Beautiful quilt. Judy C
that looks great. anytime you can use up the stash it’s a good thing in my opinion.
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