Sunday, January 19, 2014

One UFO down

Oh yeah [woo woo], I did it!  Cross one UFO off my list and start on those others! This was even fun to quilt, and that's unusual for me. There is some mighty fancy stitchin' out there on the web, so I tried out some of it.  Not too shabby IMHO.  I learned you CAN have a different color thread on top than what's in your bobbin.  I also learned free-motion stitches look better when the thread blends with the material - especially on the bottom. 

This "Autumn Leaves" quilt is the twin of another one I finished for my mother about this time last year. The acorn backing is from Connecting Threads. I am planning to enjoy this one a while before it finds a new home. The colors are vibrant, reminding me of my favorite time of the year. The blocks and borders are straight; the artsy draping makes them look like I was drinking wine while sewing.  Actually I was, but my lines are straight, really.

I will be linking this to the 2014 Finish It Up challenge when the linky party runs next week. Next I am assembling "Red Cross" and making the final blocks for "1860s Revival", plus sewing more "Blueberry Hill" half square triangles as a leader/ender project. My wish list is beckoning and I have vowed to resist starting any new projects until I have cleared out some UFOs. It was so exciting to finish this one that I made five blocks for Block Lotto which does not count as a new project since they will most likely be sent to someone else.


  1. Woo hoo - one quilt finished, and it looks great :)

    1. Thanks, Helen! This one has been added to the bottom of my bed to keep me all snuggly warm during this frigid weather in northeastern US.

  2. I love all your quilts but this one speaks to me. Hello from Oklahoma. Shirley