Tuesday, April 19, 2011

UFO Challenge Report

In spite of having a headache yesterday, I have finally finished my March UFO!
I realized as I looked at it today that once I am able to forget about the machine quilting struggle I had, I will fondly remember this quilt, because it does hold many happy memories. I bought the kit at Hancock's on a fabulous once-in-a-lifetime trip to Paducah in 2009, I pieced the first blocks on my 25th wedding anniversary getaway in 2009, and finally finished the quilt top in July 2010.

I started the free motion quilting in March as part of Judy's UFO Challenge and 6 weeks later...it's done!

This was a fun block to sew and I can totally see myself making a scrappy version some day. If you'd like to try that, you can still download the free pattern from the Robert Kaufman website - click here.
Here is a photo of the very boring, quickly pieced (from stash fabric) backing...you can see the hanging sleeve at the top and the label at the bottom, so it is truly finished...woohoo!

19 comments:

Ellen said...

Wow...just stunning!

Connie said...

I love the color combination in this quilt, very pretty.

Thelma said...

Congratulations. How do you remember all those dates! Just the same, this is a very special. Thanks for the pattern link.

Diane said...

oh I luv it!

Mary Lou Casada said...

It's gorgeous! Like spring and the ocean and bright inspiration! Love it! Awesome to Finish, isn't it!!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on your finish! It looks fabulous. Nobody would ever know from looking that it gave you fits during the quilting phase. What a nice feeling to cross something off the list.

Toni said...

What a great finish!! Love it and congrats on another UFO done!

Debbie said...

It is just gorgeous. It did take awhile to finish that quilting but it was worth it!

Robin Quilts, etc. said...

Hey, I have the kit. Unfortunately mine hasn't even made it to the UFO stage yet.

Béa said...

Very very beautiful ! Love the pattern, the colours combination & the quilting. Bravo !

Helen in the UK said...

Wonderful colours! Brilliant that it has all those great memories attached too. Good job :)

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt! Congratulations on finishing the UFO. It looks great.

Cheryl said...

Yipee for a finish..love it!!

Mary said...

Congratulations! It's beautiful

AnnieO said...

It is just gorgeous, Kathy! Are you gifting it to yourself? I hope so! Congrats on getting your UFO done. I've barely touched my April one and here it is the 21st already....

Quiltbirdie said...

This is really pretty! Love the colors.

Cherry said...

Congratulations! It is gorgeous!!!

Donna~~ said...

Really lovely! (I started a kaliedoscope once, but got rid of it--mine was so ugly!) Your colors are beautiful!

Jsoosay said...

That is amazing! I have a kaleidoscope quilt on my to do list and this is definitely giving me some inspiration.