Wednesday, March 07, 2012

March UFO

The number that Judy pulled for the UFO challenge for March is #8. Don't tell anyone, but I changed around a few things and made #8 become a project that I have all the supplies for. I already have the border, backing and binding fabric ready to go, therefore this UFO has a better chance to be finished this month.
This quilt started as a mystery quilt project at a store called "Ruffled Elegance" in St. Jacobs. This store has been closed for many years, and I have been trying to guess how old this project might be...I'm guessing 15 years old. Does anyone recognize this design so I can give credit to the designer?? I am amazed that I still had all the original fabric together with the unfinished top in a bag!
I worked on the inside border and had to make it into a scrappy border because I didn't have enough of any of the gold or cheddar fabrics to go all around. There was enough of the navy star fabric to be the outside border.
This is the backing...very boring, but done!
Now I am ready to do the pin basting and get on with the quilting!

14 comments:

Amy said...

Kathy,
I really like this, what a great finish!

Teresa in Music City said...

That's a wonderful quilt! I love the colors and the scrappiness of the cheddars. I'm planning and blue/orange quilt in my near future, so yours was fun and inspiring! Good luck on the quilting & getting 'er done!!!

Elaine M said...

Great quilt. The scrappy border is perfect , reflects all the cheddars in the stars.

Kathy said...

Hey, I have a 15+ year old UFO on my list this year too! I split it into two parts so I still have a bunch to do. Yours looks great! I'll be cheering you on.

AnnieO said...

It's your list, so you get to do what you want with the UFOs on it :) I switched up this month too. I like the scrappy cheddar border and the scrappy stars. Pretty color combo! Great that you had everything together, makes it so much easier to get back to work on a UFO, right?

Cathy said...

I remember that store. Scott and I used to make a yearly trip in the spring or summer to St Jacobs, to wander the "strip" and all the quilt stores and "antique" places. It's sad that there are a lot of local quilt shops closing. I guess it's hard to compete with the prices on-line.

Ellen said...

Kathy, Kathy, Kathy...that is such a gorgeous quilt. I am so glad that you have almost got it all finished!

Jan said...

Great pattern & colors -I love star quilts!

Sally Ann said...

Kathy what a wonderful quilt!! Love the star pattern and the colours!!Looks awesome after waiting 15 years to be finished. !!!

Jeanne said...

My lips are sealed! Whatever works to finish a UFO. :-)

Janet O. said...

I love this quilt no matter its age! Such great complimentary colors, and I think the inner border looks like it was meant to be. : )

Mary said...

Lovely! I can't wait to get my March UFO done too

Merilyn said...

What an awesome new header photo!! I loved it the first time I saw it, fabulous!!! I actually like the scrappy chedder border, good on you for finishing such an old UFO, boy! I bed it feels good to have it nearing completion!!

Miss 376 said...

It looks really fresh, how exciting to be able to get it finished after all this time