Tuesday, January 18, 2011

UFO progress

I am working away on my January UFO project. I got the blocks sewn together and the border sewn on last week to complete the top. This week's job is to piece a backing, pin baste the quilt and get quilting.
At the beginning of 2010 I had set a goal of using up scraps from my quilt tops by piecing the backings. Throughout the year I tried to stick to that - to see some of my pieced backings click here, here, and here.

Here is the pieced backing for January's UFO.

I used up every bit of the leftover fabric, except for the lime green left over from the borders, and the dark blue/teal that I bought for the binding.

I am also trying to use up all the white on white fabric that I have, since I find that on some of my older quilts using this kind of fabric, the white has a yellow tinge.  Can you see what I mean on this old quilt?

I found a piece of batting to use and wouldn't you know it, it was just one corner too short! What quilter in her right mind, cuts out a small corner of a perfectly good piece of batting?!?! Sheesh! Now I have to add in a little corner to make it big enough. Hope I don't go cut a little corner out of another perfectly good batting!

7 comments:

  1. Pieced backings are good on so many levels. Using up the extras is good, and it also just makes the quilt more interesting. Good luck using up those WOW prints, I have seen the yellow tinge upon occasion as well. Congratulations on getting those UFOs finished up. What a great feeling.

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  2. Hi Kathy ... I'll bet one of your "minis" cut out that small corner of batting. jr

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  3. Your pieced backing looks great! Nice job using up those scraps!!

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  4. Isn't it satisfying to focus on only one UFO? I love a pieced backing! It is great to turn those leftover bits into something unique, though it can be time consuming to do so :)

    I hope you find a loose batting piece that you can stitch into that corner. Too funny!

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  5. You are rolling along as always Kathy! I love the bit of lime :) You really do inspire me to start using my scraps!

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  6. oh no I LOVE those white or cream tone on tone fabrics....I wonder what has happened with this quilt. Is that yellow tinge uniformly across the whole quilt?

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