Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Finished UFO!

My July UFO is finished and here it is on my brother's sofa! Wow...that's bright!
You can see the red backing, which I also used for the binding.

I quilted lots of leaves on this quilt...
some big, some small, some with veins, some are really wonky. 
It was really fun to quilt and I spent approx. 6 hours on the machine quilting. 
I especially like how the leaves turned out in the gold border.
I decided to try out a different batting called "Legacy Natural Blend" in this quilt, which is an 80/20 batting from Pellon. It quilted up as nicely as the Warm and Natural that I usually use. I did not have many issues with thread breakage or pleating on the back. I wonder how this batting will wash? 
I like how the Warm and Natural shrinks a bit and gives the quilt an antique look, so I hope this batting will do the same thing. 
Hop over to A Lovely Year of Finishes to see the other UFO projects that were completed this month.


  1. I really like your quilt. You did great on the quilting. Nice work :)

  2. A lovely bright finish, Kathy, and with a day to spare!

  3. Woo Hoo! Great job on your finish and love the quilting you did. Must piece a backing and prep a quilt for quilting so I can cross off another UFO. My list has been feeling neglected.

  4. Congrats on getting it all done before your deadline! Your quilt turned out great and you did such a good job on your quilting.

  5. Another finish, looks great on brother's sofa. Like the pattern you used.

  6. This is a really cheerful quilt--and you got it quilted in a heartbeat!!

  7. Congrats on the UFO finish. It is bright, but oh so fun.

    Hope your brother is doing better.