UFO Challenge Finale

Well today is the last day of the UFO challenge to finish up your UFO before the new Bonnie Hunter Mystery is out.  Well the mystery came on Friday so today is the last day to show off your progress on the you UFO project.

I am happy to report that I ended up finishing two UFO projects during the event….first I finished Grand Illusion.


..and now I finished Wild Child too!  We have snow here so there’s no outside places to take pictures.  I opted for my bed instead.


Ruby was happy with that.  She jumped right up to get her picture taken.


I love the quilt.  It really doesn’t fit the coloring or style of my house at all….but love it I do.  It’s so fresh and totally scrappy.


I found a WONDERFUL polka dot at Whittles for the backing.  The top has all the colors of the polka dots on the backing.  Kelli saw my finished quilt and was in love so she grabbed our 2  1/2″  strip bucket and hauled it home so she could cut her triangles out.


I had asked for advice earlier on what to do for the narrow border.  After reading through the comments I liked the idea of a pink polka dot.  There wasn’t enough of what I had so I checked Whittles and ended up getting the one shown.  Cathy at Whittles was such a sweetie.  She pulled her pink polka dots and sent me a picture of them and let me pick.  I love the service and I love fabric.  Although it’s a polka dot, the dots are in rows….totally cute and perfect.


This whole quilt got it’s start thanks to blog reader and retreater from the Oelwein group, Linda.  She had some of this floral print fabric that I commented that I really liked.  She ended up gifting some to me!!  That got the quilt started and from there it rolled right along.  Thanks so much Linda.  Your gift of border fabric will have me smiling for years to come.  Each time I see the quilt I’ll always think of you.

I’ll host this challenge again next fall so make sure to come back…and for those of you who asked for a block of the month type UFO finish it up party. I’m hoping to host that next year too. Keep watching the blog for details.  Before you head off to check up on the blogs in the linky party I want to share a couple UFO quilt pictures that were sent to me.

First up is my friend Nell.  She is the one who helped me start this venture two years ago.  The lucky girl got a snow day that allowed her the final push she needed to put the last stitches.


Beautiful.  This quilt is on my bucket list.  I just need to get some time to cut up shirts!!

Diane is WA also sent a photo saying, “Hi Jo. I finished both the quilts on my list. One went to my son and this is Bonnie’s Jingle Bell Square from the latest Quiltmaker magazine. ”

Here’s her Jingle Bell Square.


Jingle Bell Square is also on my list of quilts I want to make.  You can find that pattern here.  I have to say, this pattern has been calling my name!!

Today we’re sharing our finished quilt at  Confessions of a Fabric AddictCrazy Mom Quilts, and Link a Finish Friday.

11 thoughts on “UFO Challenge Finale”

  1. Great job getting two UFO’s completed! The backing on your Wild Child is perfect. Thank you for letting us know about Whittles. I placed an order with them and was Very pleased with their service. I will definitely place another order with them!
    I love Nell’s completed Tumalo Trail. It’s beautiful! I have one going as my leader/ender.

  2. I put together old blocks from an exchange on Myspace for a quilt for a friend who’s cancer has metastasize, and finished quilting and gifted a Bento Box quilt I made years ago at a class. Less than I wanted to finish but more than usual! LOL

  3. Y our wild child is just gorgeous. Perfect backing. I just ordered fabrics from Whittles for the mystery based on you showing the collections they put together for it. I received my reds ,folds and some neutrals to add to what I had and they are perfect.
    I finished putting the borders on GI on Thursday night before Fridays start and also finished ano t her BOM that has been sitting for way to long.
    I pulled out Celtic Solstice to work on during this mystery to see how far I can get done on that.
    Thanks for hosting this challenge. This year I am very happy with what I got done.

  4. I love both of your finished quilts. They are beautiful. The ones your friends shared are gorgeous too. Lots of inspiration!!! I hope to finish my Old Tobacco Road quilt soon. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love the quilt that Nell made. Do you know what pattern she used for it. I also love your Wild Child quilt, its so cheery and bright.

  6. I can not believe how perfect that polka dot backing is for your Wild Child quilt – the entire project is totally awesome!

  7. Love your Wild Child! November was busier than I expected, so I didn’t get as much done as I hoped, but I’m still happy with the progress I made. My Star Struck is now a top, so that goal was met, but I didn’t get my Oklahoma Backroads quilted. I did get the backing and binding made, and I finished quilting the charity quilt that was in line before it. Just need a nice day to lay it out on the deck for basting, and then I can get started quilting it.

  8. Hi Jo,
    Things are lookin’ good! Loving the Wild Child. I have that book and this pattern has been on my to-do list. It’s great to see it from another perspective.
    I was wondering, could you remind me of the pattern name that is made in the photo above using men’s shirts? It really strikes a chord with me!
    Quilty Huggs!

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