Saturday, February 27, 2021

UFO Busting #138

 


Happy Saturday!  I'm super excited because this week I was able to move a UFO along to become a finished quilt top.  I started piecing on the Moda Modern Building Block quilt some time back in 2015.  I then spent the next 6ish years "collecting" just the right fabrics as I pieced off and on.  Seeing all the fabric in totes I "collected" I realized it was high time to finish this project and put everything away.  Space is golden.


It's huge! And I love it.  Finishing this quilt top felt just as good an I imagined it would.  The original quilt kit came with all solid fabrics, but I followed the lead of my friend Julie and created my version using prints that read (mostly) as solids.


I have to say it's super tempting to quilt this one up with all over straight lines for a faster finish, but I'm going to set it aside for just a bit longer and give it the custom quilting I imagined in my head.  It's why I pieced it in the first place...to have fun quilting it.


So for now, it will go on the shelf and I will concentrate on finishing up the baby quilt I pieced toward the end of last year.  

What's not going to wait is looking at all the fun we had at last week's party.  Also celebrating a quilt top finish we have Gretchen at Gretchen's Little Corner.  This week she finished up her Climbing Jacob's Ladder quilt top.


Jacob's Ladder is one of my favorite blocks and I'm crushing hard for her version in the fun browns.  Simple and elegant.  Make sure you pop over and congratulate her on this finish.

Next up we have Anja over at Anja Quilts and she is celebrating a UFO finish that she completed a few months ago.  She was on the UFO roll!  


Anja participated in Leanne at Devoted Quilter's Medallion Magic QAL back in 2019 to create this quilt top.  OMG look at how those oranges pop against the beautiful dark blue!  Make sure you swing by and tell her how much you love this quilt!

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5 comments:

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Beautiful quilt. Have a great day!

Michelle Churchman said...

Gorgeous quilt! I have just started a Moda quilt that promises to be as wild as yours. I am using all solids, because I’ve never done that before. LOL!

Michelle
https://mybijoulifeonline.com

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Congratulations, Tish! The pieced top looks wonderful, and I look forward to seeing all the fun you have with the quilting.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Tish! I hope you are doing well! I think any quilt top that you started in 2015 deserves to be quilted just the way you envision it. Kudos to you for sticking with it and getting it finished in those lovely near-solids. It's a gem and I can't wait to see how you DO end up quilting it. ~smile~ Roseanne

Lynette said...

Hi Tish :) I love how your sampler top came together - it's very pleasing, isn't it? I hope all is well for you.

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