Thursday, January 31, 2013

Finished UFO!

Yep...right on the very last day of the month! 
And that is why deadlines work for me. If I didn't join the Lovely Year of Finishes, and commit to finishing this project in January, it would still be in pieces in the UFO closet. 
Here it is being quilted by my trusty old Brother 1500. It has been such a work horse machine for the last 12 years.
I tried a new (to me) quilting design for this flannel quilt - a variation of clam shells.  The shell shapes on the center snowball blocks were easy and things went downhill from there! LOL 

I think many (most!) of my shells are quite a bit wonky in places, and as I was quilting, I was thinking of ways to make it a little more organized and even the next time I try it. 
But overall it was a fun and quick design to quilt and I am happy with it.

This is the backing, with lots of trees, and moose, and pinecones. The piece I bought wasn't quite wide enough, so I added a green strip on one side.
I realized as I was making up the scrappy binding that there are scraps of four different flannel projects in this quilt! 

Hop over to the UFO link up to see the other projects that were finished in January.


Janet O. said...

I've never tried the clamshells freehand. That is brave. I don't think I could have done them as well as you did.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Gwen Marston would call them Liberated! They look great to me!

Deb A said...

Woo Hoo on the finish! Your clam shells look great to me. I was wondering how you got them to look so perfect and then I read your post! You are off to a great start this year with your UFO's.

Ellen said...

You found a great way to use up you flannel scraps. The clam shells look terrific from here. Congrats on a wonderful finish!

AnnieO said...

Love the clamshells! Excellent job getting this UFO busted this month. You definitely should pat yourself on the back and get out the big black marker to cross it off your list :)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Yay you!! Love the quilting!! I like wonky ;-)

scraphappy said...

Congratulations! It is always so rewarding to finish a project. What a fun quilting project.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great job!