Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Quick Finish

When doing some spring cleaning I found an "almost finished" quilt top that I never knew I had! It must be at least 10 years old, but I really love the colours. It only needed a border,  but the border fabric that was with it was a bit short, and that's probably why it became a UFO....at that time I didn't know what to do next.
I put on a narrow border of the purple fabric and then crazy pieced the  purple scraps around some stray dragons for cornerstones.


I just did a stitch in the ditch and straight diagonal quilting through the purple chains, and added some free motion quilting in the borders around the dragons just for fun.



The quilt backing is made from fabrics donated to the guild, and I especially like the frog fabric at the top.


And this is the finished quilt - with an orange binding (because I ran out of the purple). I think a little child will enjoy this happy quilt and I am delighted that this quilt is done in plenty of time for the June deadline for donation.

10 comments:

Appalachian Quilts said...

Cute! I love those hidden treasures!

Heather said...

How wonderful to finish. you never fail to inspire me. Thanks

Paula said...

I love it when I find an easy fix! Experience is great...great finish. I love the orange binding. :)

Dresden Quilter said...

I love the brightness and the dragons. A child will really love it!

Ellen said...

I am sure the child that receives this quilt will squeal with happiness. Great job on the creative finish!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Another one bites the dust!!! Congrats on finishing off another UFO! I can see a child's smile already when they receive this quilt!

Kate said...

Very cute, very fun! Congrats on another finish!

Greenmare said...

great quilt! you must feel so accomplished!

Happy Quilter said...

Nothing like a great UFO and you finish them off like no one else I know. Beautiful quilt, Kathy!

Helen in the UK said...

Great finish! Fun quilt that some youngster is going to ADORE :)