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!


scraphappy said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Linda said...

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

AnnieO said...

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!

Toni said...

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

Diane said...

way to go!

Quilt Rat said...

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?