Friday, December 18, 2015

December UFO Report

The month is half over and I have made a lot of progress on my December UFO


I added a couple of borders to the quilt top. I have no idea why the red/green strips are on the sides. It seemed to make sense at the time, and now it just looks a bit odd. I was tempted to unsew those side borders and remove the narrow dark strips, but I wanted the quilt to be done more than I wanted to remove the strips! So I moved on to piecing the backing!




I have to mention how much I love the selvage edges of some of these fabrics. How cute are these reindeer and Santas?!?  Even if you didn't intend to collect selvages, how could you throw out these cuties?






I was determined to piece the backing from the project leftovers. Then I got the great idea to make it a reversible quilt by sewing the leftover fabrics around a Nancy Halvorsen panel.
It was tricky to piece around the panel because as you can see the design is printed a little wonky. Look at the top of the panel especially. 
Oh well...that's life!







I have an extra panel to give away to my blog readers. Leave a comment below and I'll toss your name in the draw, which will be done on Christmas Eve. Good luck!

35 comments:

Lynne Stucke said...

Yes! I believe!!!

The Cozy Quilter said...

I collect selvages....

You are well on your way to finishing this UFO!

Nancy Magee said...

Sure would look cute with a panel I bought at Hobby Lobby entitled "I Believe"
nnmagee@hotmail.com

Dolores said...

Congratulations on another finish.

sunrise4501 said...

I personally like the narrow borders on the sides and hope you leave them.
I think I will start saving those selvages also, I see so many blocks made with them maybe I should give it a try.

Joann in PA said...

Looks so nice! I LOVE Nancy Halvorsen and have several projects using her fabrics in my TO DO pile! joannb1978@gmail.com

Kath said...

This made me smile. Life often turns out a bit wonky doesn't it? but it all comes right in the end :-)

Rebecca said...

Wonkey works in my world...lol

Maureeneh said...

The panel is very cute! I like the red/green narrow border.
maureeneh52@hotmail.com

Sue B. said...

Love the panel. Some square in a square would look good around it. roseville.sue@gmail.com

Chantal L. said...

Maybe after the quilting it will look less wonky. I think you did a good job with this quilt. GETHERDONE!! ;^)
scrap.and.quilts at gmail.com

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Once quilted, I am sure you will love it. I have that panel, so don't put me in the draw.

vicki said...

Love the panel! Thanks for the chance to win. Merry Christmas! vickise at gmail dot com

Deborah said...

That selvage is so cute. I like your quilt.

Janet O. said...

Won't it feel good to have this finished, even with the mystery stripes on the sides? Those selvages are so cute. You have to think of something to do with them--a Christmas pinkeep, maybe?
That is a very sweet panel.

Robin said...

What a sweet panel. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy holidays.

Ursula Yeo said...

What a lovely panel. Thanks for the chance to win it. I always enjoy your blog.

Deanna W said...

I like the checked fabric on the sides and the words on the bottom.It looks good but what is with the checked fabric in the one corner....hmm! A free draw...yeah!! It is Christmas!!

Kathy H said...

Very cute quilt and I always like to hear the "done" word. I love the backing too. Good idea to use the panel. I love her books and fabric.

Jessica Turcotte said...

Your UFO looks great. When you posted it a while back I liked the pattern enough to go get it. I'm not sure if I'll do the same layout as suggested or try something different. That's for future me to decide. :)

Sarah said...

What a great Christmas finish! I love a back of a quilt that is also pieced! And the panel is very cute.

Crickets Corner said...

I think the quilt is cute and actually like it when something is a little wonky. All the more fun and if everyone stayed on the straight and narrow life would be so boring!. Thanks for the chance at the panel. Rina

Kate said...

Congrats on the UFO progress. I do know that point when you decide that done is better than perfect.

Audrey said...

You are doing very well with your UFO finish. Congratulations. I have this pattern on my to do list. I love Nancy's panels and have a few but not this one. I just have to get my name in the running for possibly receiving it. Happy Holidays.

Kelly Grace said...

Who doesn't believe in Santa? Especially when there's little kids in the house?

Kitties and Quilts said...

I love everything Christmas. Debbie in WV

Karen M said...

I love the way you used this on the back of your quilt. Thanks for the chance to win. Merry Christmas.

Lyndsey said...

Merry Christmas and I hope you and your family have a peaceful but fun time.

Quilting Babcia said...

Once you've done the quilting you'll never notice any bit of wonkiness again. Quilting is the answer to all life's little mix-ups! Merry Christmas!

Nancy Magee said...

Pick me! I have been quilting non-stop for the past 3 weeks and would love to add one more project for the holidays.
nnmagee@hotmail.com

Kay said...

Love your quilt top!! I would love to win the panel.

swooze said...

Throwing my hat in the draw!

Ann said...

The selvages are cute, but much harder to use then even a slightly wonky panel.

Ivani said...

Another beautiful Ufo came to life. You did a great job with the pannel on the backing turning the quilt reversible. I believe in Santa Claus! Thanks for the chance. Merry Christmas !!!

Flickenstichlerin said...

Merry Christmas to you Kathy and your family.
Thanky you for the giveaway, what a beautiful panel.
Greetings,
Sylvia