One (UFO) down, three more to go

At least with regard to February. I’m hoping that by breaking these down by months I will actually get (all???) my UFOs finished… this year?

So I started with the least involved project. I figured if I could get one done quickly, that would motivate me to work on the rest. Right? This was one of my beginner projects. I took the borders off to square up the top… and boy were my blocks all crooked! If you recall, this is what it looked like initially:

Apparently I had tried to fit the borders to the edges of the blocks. So I squared it up as best I could. While I was at it, I decided to use another fabric for the border, to see if I could liven it up a bit. This was also done in the days when I couldn’t find batting locally, so I had taken polyester filling (the kind you use to stuff toys), and had patted it down as best I could to form a layer of filling. I wasn’t going to pick all my beautiful hand quilting (probably the only thing I liked about this project!), so I decided to add a little machine quilting, to give the piece some stability. And yes, this time I sewed the binding on correctly. I think I have learned something over the years. 🙂

I’m still using Jamie’s camera (I’ll be getting a new one next month – yay!), so still haven’t figured it all out. So sorry about the somewhat dark picture, and the weird angle. Believe me, the piece IS straight this time!

(Side note: as I sat here writing this, there was a pretty strong tremor. Haven’t had one of those in a while. And –quite typically– I grabbed my monitor, just in case the shaking continued. Others would run, but we tend to get used to this… 🙂 It’s not the first time I’ve been known to grab onto something to make sure it doesn’t fall in the middle of a tremor.)

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  1. Posted February 17, 2011 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    It looks great! It’s so different with the coloured border – now the blue parts seem raised where as they looked flat before with the blue border.

  2. Posted February 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    With that new border on it, it doesn’t even look the same. I like them both. We haven’t had a tremor here in many, many years. I don’t know what I would do if we did. Freeze, probably.

  3. Posted February 18, 2011 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    Beautiful Angie. I do so love celebrating finishes. Congratulations!