Wednesday, September 03, 2014

September UFO

I decided to make my September UFO goal a project that is "fall-like". My Sunflower quilt was a Quiltaholic mystery posted many years ago. (There is still a fun mystery pattern posted on this website - click on projects, click on mystery quilt.)
The sunflower project has been hanging around the studio waiting for some inspiration and it just hasn't happened yet. I don't like this quilt and just want it to move to a new home. This project helped me learn that I don't like square quilts... and I also learned that for me, a little brown goes a long way!!
I may add a top and bottom border to make it rectangular for a bed quilt, but that will depend on the stash fabric.
Hop over to A Lovely Year of Finishes to see more September goals.

14 comments:

  1. Not fond of square quilts either! Unless they are large enough for my bed...then I use them and switch up which end is at the pillow..no wear on the binding that way. Good luck on your finishing this one!

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  2. It is too bad that you don't like the brown because it really is a pretty quilt when you look at the design. I really like the center circular pattern. I am glad you are going to finish it because I am pretty sure the recipient is going to love it.

    I am with you on square quilts - just not a fan either!

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  3. I have made a few square quilts...swoon is square...it fits on a double bed. Time to get this quilt done and gifted!

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  4. You have an endless supply of UFO's! We need to trade some.

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  5. I was told by a Pattern writer that Rectangular quilt patterns sell best. I make a lot of square-ish quilts. I call them Cuddle size.
    Have fun quilting this one with all the stars and curves.

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  6. Maybe it needs to lose the sunflowers altogether. As I enlarge the photo and study it, I think it could benefit from a different border. The center is bold and graphic and the sunflowers get lost. I know you didn't ask my opinion, but there it is--no charge! *LOL*

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  7. It seems that square quilts were popular, but I don't care for them either. I like the sunflower - finish off with a brown binding to frame it.

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  8. What a fun quilt, I love brown and blue....

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  9. I'm with you - not a big fan of square quilts and brown is almost never my focal color.

    Good luck with this UFO . . .

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  10. With you too, not a fan of square quilts unless they are baby quilts.

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  11. shame to have done all this work and not like the result, I rather like the brown with the turquoise but can see a border not in brown will lift it

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  12. Working on something you aren't crazy about is REAL dedication...well done! I have been sorting through some UFO's and I think some of them will never be completed. A few will find a new home qw well...maybe the garbage, LOL!

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  13. I think your quilt is great! Love those star blocks!

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  14. It's hard to get the end and find you don't like a quilt. Someone talked about changing out the border. Maybe if you used a border that picked up the teal, it would make the brown fade into the background a bit more. Just a thought.

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