Sunday, July 31, 2011

July UFO Finished!

At the beginning of the month, my UFO was a bag of 9 patch blocks from Julie's block swap last year. I was determined that I would have a finished quilt by the end of the month....and I did it! 
Once I got the sashings, cornerstones and blocks sewn together, and the borders on, I made up the binding. It just made the finish seem more doable!
How many bobbins do you wind when preparing for machine quilting? I wound 3 but needed 4 for this quilt. (Did you see Jamie's orange quilt that used 22 bobbins...wow!) 
During pin basting, the quilt and I discussed many ideas for machine quilting. The quilt convinced me not to do any stitch in the ditch or free motion quilting this time. I did all straight line quilting through the diagonal of the 9 patches and then straight through the middle of the sashings...fun! I used my machinger gloves and they were helpful for moving the quilt through the machine.
It was hard to get a photo of the finished quilt today...it was windy with poor light outside by the time I finished the binding. But it's a finished quilt...woohoo!

30 comments:

Deb said...

It's turned out so lovely. You did amazingly well getting it done in time. The door handle on my sewing room is broken and I can't get in (we have an evil spell on doorhandles in our house) but when I do, you inspire me to finish a project that has been sitting around for a couple of years. It just shows a deadline and some consistent effort works. Thanks for sharing!!

julieQ said...

What an awesome finish!! I am so glad for you...just so pretty, Kathy!

pcflamingo said...

So pretty! I really like the little nine patches in the border.

AnnieO said...

The quilt knew best :) I see one of my blocks in there, it is telling me it is thrilled to be part of a finished quilt! Congrats on making it in four weeks from blocks in a bag to a quilt ready to be snuggled under and loved. Excellent work, Kathy!

Janet O. said...

A beautiful, scrappy finish! I love this quilt. Great job!

Mary said...

Another one done - feels great doesn't it?

Nine patch quilts are a favorite of mine and this one is just beautiful.

Kathie said...

great quilt I love how you put the nine patches in the border too.
quilting looks great!
thanks for sharing I love nine patches!!!
kathie

Celia said...

I just love this quilt.... find it interesting the light coloured shashings and the border with the blocks....once again you've inspired to use up scraps...

scraphappy said...

Great job getting this one done! Sometimes even the oldest UFUs come together when they feel ready. This quilt was obviously due to be done. Am always amazed at how many quilts you get quilted on you DSM your shoulders must be killing you today.

Susan said...

Happy Dancing here in NC for you in honor of your finish....

It really is LOVERLY..........

You will be walking 6 inches off of the floor all day long in delight.....

Congratulations..............

Thelma said...

Isn't it great to end the month with a finish, Congratulations! I love this project, and the borders, just the perfect touch!

Diane said...

Woohoo! congratulations on your finish-it's a beauty!

Jackie J said...

Love you finished quilt, especially the border. Job well done!!!

Vicki W said...

Well done! It' turned out great!

Ellen said...

Congrats on another wonderful finish! The quilting is just perfect for the quilt.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Jumping up and down and up and down...

OOOOOOoooooooo

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT Kathy!!!!!!!!!!!

Brenda Kay said...

What a great finish and it looks wonderful.

Sally Ann said...

Love the finished product!! Great machine quilting!!

Dresden Quilter said...

It looks fantastic. I love the quilting you chose.

Kate said...

Wow! Gorgeous quilt! Congrats on getting it finished by the deadline. That must feel really good!

Amy said...

This is beautiful,its nice to see a completed quilt from the 9-patch swap.

Katie said...

Beautiful! I love the little 9-patches in the border.

JCnNC said...

I love nine-patch quilts - the scrappier the better. This is lovely and quite an accomplishment. JC

Donna~~ said...

Wow looks great! You must have had a busy July, but congrats on an awesome finish!

dq said...

I am happy for you and I love your quilt because I enjoy the scrappy look.

Doesn't it feel great!!

Jeanne said...

I love how you set your nine patches. Josh Groban? You got to see Josh Groban? I'm glad it was a great concert.

Connie said...

Looks beautiful and the small 9 patches are perfect in the corners.

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Wow. This is lovely. I love the 9-patch pattern but haven't gotten it right yet--at least not to my liking. I have made "okay" 9-patches, but none with the beautiful color scale like you have here. And the border is COOL!! :)

Ariane said...

I love this quilt. It is gorgeous!!!

Kathy T. said...

That quilt is just beautiful. The quilting design is perfect for it (and really shows up nicely as diamonds in the borders) and like everybody else, I love the extra touch of the little-9s in the borders!