Tuesday, February 01, 2011

UFO Challenge - January

As part of my commitment for Judy's UFO challenge, I have finished UFO #6 on my list!
Here is the story of this quilt:
I saw the block tutorial on Sally's blog and started trying out the blocks when I was at SewFestWest last April - see photo here.  The blocks were finished in September and then they sat in a bag waiting for the UFO challenge to start in January. I pieced the backing from the scraps and was very happy that there was nothing leftover to put back in the scrap bins.

Here are some photos of my machine quilting, which I do on my 10 year old Brother 1500. I started with the standard stitch in the ditch for the blocks, and then some swirls in the border. All the thread was Aurifil and the quilting was so much fun...not a single thread break and only one slight tension problem when I went too fast around the swirls!
I am going to my guild UFO meeting today and am so happy to have a completed UFO for show and share! Hope I get home safely before the big snow storm arrives!
Check out Judy's blog to see other UFO finishes for January.

18 comments:

Becky said...

Oh Wow!!! I love the colors in this quilt! Great job!

debby said...

Lovely quilting!

Cherry said...

WOW! I love the pattern, quilting, and the yummy colors. Great job!

Debbie said...

Awesome quilt...I have been drawn by this pattern too but haven't tried it. Came out great and just in time for show and tell!

Kathie said...

Love love love the way this quilt turned out.

Jo said...

I've seen a pattern like this and thought about making it. Yours is wonderful.

JCnNC said...

Love this quilt - the colors and simplicity of it.

Kate said...

Very pretty quilt. Love the colors. Congratulations on the finish!

Barb in Mi said...

Wohooo, congrats on a beautiful finish!

Heather said...

I made a baby quilt last summer using that pattern, but in very different colors. So fun and easy, but it looks difficult! (Gotta love patterns like that!) Yours is so bright and cheery. I love it!

Carol said...

What a pretty pattern -- I've never seen that one before. Great color combo too!

Rabid Quilter said...

Nice quilt! I love the use of the striped fabric in it--really works well.

Zoey said...

Love the quilt colors and your machine quilting looks great. I wish I could learn to do swirls like that!

Dionne said...

What a beautiful quilt! and your machine quilting is fabulous!
Cheers,
Dionne

AnnieO said...

Yay for your UFO finish! It looks wonderful and you obviously had a great time with the quilting. Enjoy!

Connie said...

Congrats on getting your UFO done! It is beautiful!

Erin said...

Beautiful quilt and the quilting is stunning!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your colors! Looks so snuggly. Is "snuggly" a word? It is now! LOL!