Thursday, September 29, 2011

Another UFO Finished!

This month's UFO was #11 (click here or here for more details about this month's quilt). Here is the finished quilt hanging on the clothesline. I think it's just a weird looking quilt! 
It was a tough finish for me because I don't like it!  And if I don't like a quilt, it's very easy for me to leave it (indefinitely) in the UFO closet! Sometimes I do get an inspiring idea that transforms a UFO into a quilt that I could appreciate more, and sometimes I feel motivated to finish a quilt to donate.
But this month, this quilt is finished only because it was the UFO of the month
I stitched in the ditch for the horizontal and vertical seams, and on the diagonal seams. Then I free motioned the large and small circles.
I finished with a meander stitch on the borders, which was quick and easy. 
This photo clearly shows that the top and bottom borders are a bit bigger than the sides, due to an error when cutting the border fabric!






Oh well...it's a finished quilt and it lays flat, so I can't complain!

28 comments:

Mary said...

Done is DONE and I'm cheering for you! I have NO PROGRESS on my UFO #11. Sad to say I'm not doing so well at the UFO Challenge or the Stash Reports lately. Maybe next year I'll do better...

Kelli said...

Awesome finish Kathy.. and I love the quilting! Wish I could say that I've finished something.. ;)

Janet O. said...

Isn't this the quilt where you were absolutely loving that border fabric? Too bad you don't like the quilt.
I agree that it is really hard to finish something you don't care for. But you know, it is a very cheerful quilt and it is certain to brighten someone's day!

Judy D in WA said...

Someone somewhere will love that quilt.......like me. I love it! You are doing so good with the UFO Challenge! I, sadly, am not. :(

Connie said...

I think it is beautiful, love the batiks and what a neat pattern. Great job finishing your UFO!

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

You are very brave to finish all your UFOs. I have a lot of them, too...
I like your quilt, the colors are so much fun, and the pattern too. This would make a great kid´s quilt, I think.

julieQ said...

I like it so very much! Glad you got it done...now on to the next thing you like better!!

Andrea said...

Well I think it's lovely Kathy - well done for getting it done. I have a few clangers somewhere - maybe next year I will do the same as you xxx

Michelle said...

Good job getting it finished! Someone will surely love it!! :)

Ellen said...

Congrats on getting it done. I think it turned out great - very happy and colourful!

dortha said...

It is a very pretty quilt.I know you will find someone who likes it.

Susan said...

I am so glad this isn't a contest because I could never keep up with you.

Library said...

I love this quilt!

Julie in the Barn said...

Good job, Kathy. I think it is a beauty and I'm sure it will find a loving owner.

AnnieO said...

Your completed list of UFOs is way more advanced than mine. I don't even want to count them up right now....

I like the quilt and am not sure what bothers you so much about it. It's colorful and happy and warm. And it's ready to wrap around someone, best of all :)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I think it looks stunning and I can't tell which borders are different...shows how observant I am! :o)

Barb said...

Oh....it looks wonderful!!!!

scraphappy said...

Even if it isn't your favorite quilt ever, it is very pretty and will be perfect to keep handy for giving to someone else at some point. Sometimes just crossing it off the list is satisfaction enough. Congratulations on perseverance.

Diane said...

I like it-it's different. Nice & bright and cheery. And it's finished-awesome job hanging in there with it.

Gari said...

I wasn't too impressed with the first picture but it is a WOW in that last picture. I'm sure someone will be really excited to get and use it.

Kate said...

Congrats on the finish.

Donna~~ said...

Double congrats for finishing something you don't like (that is hard!) But, I think it looks great, and I'm sure someone will be thrilled to have it. Maybe it will grow on your now that it's actually finished!

Connie said...

You are just a quilting machine! Congrats on another finish. :)

Carol said...

Your quilt looks so pretty in that last picture -- I'm sure someone will love it! I give you tons of credit for sticking to it when you weren't feeling the love!

Katie said...

Yay for finishing! You must have liked the quilt at some point if you bought the kit, but I know exactly how a quilt can turn on you while you're sewing it. Usually quilting it fixes that problem for me, but there's always a charity somewhere willing to take those that never do grow on us. And it's finished. No more worrying about it. No more taking up space. :)

JCnNC said...

What a wonderful finish - I do love this quilt. Judy C

Suzanne said...

It is difficult to finish a quilt if you don't like it...but it definitely a beautiful finish!

Heather said...

You did a fantastic job, for a quilt you didn't like. lol It's beautiful! I'm sure it would be loved and cherished as a charity quilt. Congrats on a tough finish!