Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August UFO is Bound and Finished


I put the binding on my August UFO today.


 This scrappy top was made from a block exchange with my mom and sisters in 2004-2005.


In July 2004, My mom, 2 younger sisters, niece, daughter and myself went to the Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon.

Up to that point we had several block exchanges. We were wanting to do another but was not sure what we wanted to do. We saw this quilt at the Quilt Show and all agreed we wanted to do something similar.

We got a marbled black for the block centers that we all used. They were cut 2 1/2 inches square. Each block had to have 4 rounds of different fabrics any width. The raw block needed to measure 8 1/2 inches.


I put my top together about 3 to 4 years ago at a retreat put on by Peggy's Sewing Center.


I also pieced the back at this retreat. I had planned to use black cornerstones. I had all of the sashing and cornerstones put together. When I put them into the top I did not like it at all. since I already had all of the sashing and cornerstones put together I decided to put them on the back. I also had 4 extra blocks that I put on the back. 

9 comments:

Patchwork Penguin said...

That is really lovely!!! I love the light blue/mint green.

JCnNC said...

I love that the background is NOT white or cream. Sure makes a wonderful difference in the overall appearance. Good job. Judy C in NC

Katie said...

LOVE it! (I want one of my own!) I love your color choices...that blue...ahhh...

Donna~~ said...

Such a fun idea to have together, and it turned out splendidly. The backing is a perfect choice!

Carol said...

Your quilt is beutiful! It's a blessing to have family who share a love of quilting!

Lizzy said...

I absolutely love this quilt. Simple but effective. And I love that you and your sisters share the same passion!

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

Oh I LOVE this quilt--and the story behind it! I'm in a quilting group and I think this might be a wonderful block exchange for us. Congratulations on finishing your UFO!

Quilter Kathy said...

I love this quilt! And I enjoyed reading the story about the creation of it. Love the backing too...wonderful quilt!

Ann said...

Nice quilt! It's so cheery. and I love the back too!