Friday, October 01, 2021

UFO Finish - Deanna's Daisies

In March of 2010 I was a last minute substitute for a guild speaker and did a presentation on my UFO problem - you can read about it here. (We won't talk about how the UFO problem is even worse than it was back in 2010!) 

One of the UFO's that was put up for adoption at the 2010 guild meeting is this blue and yellow QST quilt top. It was made from swap blocks in the early 1990s and although I thought I was clever with the layout, I just never really liked the poor thing. And no one at the meeting liked it either! But my friend Barb took it home and mailed it off to  Deanna, my self declared "northern blog stalker".

Well Deanna took this ugly duckling and turned it into a swan!

She appliqued large daisies, and machine quilted it with loops and flowers... and it turned out so pretty!

Here is a close up of a daisy so you can see how she attached them. The petals are stitched around the outside to fasten them to the quilt top. And then they are stitched 1/4" away from the edge as part of the quilting design. I love the translucent effect!

And even the backing is made of pretty blue and yellow fabrics!
I already slept under it to give it the sleep test... only  happy dreams, so it's good to go to a new home!

This quilt will be donated to my local guild's comfort quilt project that provides quilt to victims of sexual assault receiving treatment at our local hospital.

Now I'm excited about the treasures hiding in my UFO closet just waiting to become something beautiful... maybe!


Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Oh wow, what a difference the daisies have made. Lovely quilt finish.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

What a pretty quilt, and for such a good cause.

ButterZ said...

It’s amazing how someone else can change the finished project. All suggestions make a difference

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

What a Beaty it turned out to be. Hugs

quiltingbydawn said...

Amazing transformation!

Deanna W said...

I am glad you love it. Sleep test? now you have given me an idea for some of my homeless quilts that I have stored in a closet and just like but not love anymore! Barb told me she was having it delivered to you.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Kathy, the appliqu├ęd flowers really make is special.