Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Last of the January UFO's

As you know I've declared this year the year of the UFO finishes. To help I joined in on Judy's UFO Challenge and my list can be found here
January's UFO from my list was Dotty About Scraps a scrap quilt from far too many years ago,

This was my first scrap quilt and my first self designed quilt. It's approximately double bed sized.

I struggled with thinking on how to quilt this, probably why it's been in the box for so long. I normally draw out a quilting plan for ideas but decided to just wing this one.

First up I quilted straight(ish) diagonal lines through all the chain squares, through the sashing and into the borders

This gave me large. bordered areas of unquilted spaces. In these I quilted a made up motif of curves and straight (ish) lines. Again going over sashing and borders as necessary.

The pictures above aren't the best sorry as I used a Superior Threads King Tut variegated thread which blends in really well.

It shows up alot better on the back. I love this backing fabric by the way. I think I'm going to have to pick up some more. It's a lightweight upholstery fabric and great for backings.  You can see a sneak peak of the spotty binding I used too.

And the finished quilt

So that's January finished and three UFO's out of the box and finished. Roll on February.


  1. although the quilt top is lovely, i really like the back. The quilting shows up so well against the fabric, I would be tempted to reverse it.

  2. Love this, especially the sprinkling of star blocks and the colourful border. :)

  3. This is a lot of fun! Great scrap quilt.

  4. Congratulations on your finished quilt!

  5. Winging it worked well for this quilt--congrats on crossing off this UFO

  6. Koodoos! It is a truly lovely quilt.

  7. Well done on creating your own design of quilt - I hope you continue to do that and playing with quilting designs too. Love all that crappy goodness. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

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