Thursday, January 31, 2019

UFO of the Month Report

auditioning threads

January's UFO was a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project called Circle of Squares. The blocks were started in June 2016 and used up 160 different 2.5" squares.
It was great fun to gather threads to match the colours in each block for the machine quilting. 



I started quilting each block with a free form spiral in the centre using neutral thread, and rotating out in larger circles until I reached the coloured squares. Then I changed threads to match the colour of the squares (red on this block) and quilted 3 or 4 more large circles through the coloured squares. The circles are quite wonky and wobbly in places, but it was fun.



After quilting the circular designs, there was a space in the block corners that needed more quilting. I had planned to make more circles in that space, but decided on this curved diamond shape.






On the edges I quilted a curved half diamond shape. Can you see it in this photo of hand stitching the binding? The binding pieces were from my basket of binding leftovers. It's fun to try to remember which quilt binding each of the pieces are from.

The finished quilt measures 48" x 60".

It is a wonderful  collection of the scraps of fabrics that have travelled through my quilt studio the past 2 years. I thought I would donate this quilt to the guild comfort quilt collection, but I love it so much that I'm going to keep it for a little while until I'm ready to part with it.

Linking up to One Monthly Goal January Finishes linky party with my first finish of 2019!

24 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

Wonderful quilt, full of memories of projects past! Love how you quilted it!

SandraC said...

I think this quilt is a definite keeper. I absolutely love your handquilting!! Xo

Julie in GA said...

Great finish! I have loved watching the quilt develop from the very beginning.

Kathy S. said...

Beautiful finish in the snow. I love the binding scrap pieces. The colors are perfect for it. The quilting circles and oblong diamonds are great. Lovely finish.

Julierose said...

Lovely circles of squares finish..your quilting is beautiful hugs, Julierose

Frog Quilter said...

Beautiful finish, I bet it will sleep lovely.

maggie fellow said...

wonderful quilt - I like how you quilted it.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I would want to keep that quilt I have loved watching the progress on this one. I find it hard to give quilts away sometimes I have to hang on to them for awhile until another makes me decide it is not a favorite any more LOL

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Beautiful finish, Kathy, what a great quilt for using up scraps.

Rose Marie said...

Lovely quilt and I do like how you finished it!

Kathi Riemer said...

I love this quilt. Your color selections are perfect and the quilting adds the final pop.

Janet O. said...

It is such a fun quilt, and the curved diamonds (and half diamonds) were the perfect finish in the quilting. I get such a kick out of seeing all the thread you rounded up and used. I feel put upon if I have to use more than three colors in a quilt. LOL

Nancy in NV-wheres the dude at blogspot said...

Love it. I would have a hard time parting with it.

MissPat said...

I like the curved diamonds in the spaces between the circles and using the different pastel backgrounds makes the whole quilt more interesting than just using a uniform white or tone on tone. This has been one of my favorites of your WIPS.
Pat

Mary said...

I love your Rainbow Circle of Squares. Hurray for a FINISH. I did mine in all Greens. Need to do a Rainbow one, LOL Squirrel

Louise said...

I love the spirals in the quilting! So much great texture. And of course the rainbow goodness of this quilt cannot be overstated. No wonder you want to keep it! :)

Unknown said...

That is a great quilt and what a way to use your scraps!! Looks like oe you can lay out on and watch fireworks Quilting is awesome too!!

Patty said...

Love the quilt and photo in the snow! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

Deanna W said...

Good job another UFO completed!

Deb A said...

Beautiful job! Love how this quilt came out.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Very pretty - and the circles are the best for this type of block! I may make this one also and do the circles - Pretty!

Judy D in WA said...

What a fabulous finish! I love the quilting. WooHoo for marking another one off the list.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Nice quilt!

Cathy said...

It’s a fabulous quilt. I certainly can’t blame you for keeping it!