So what do you do when you really don't have time to press, cut and sew a quilt but you want that feeling of completing a project? Dig through the UFO's. This can be just what a gal needs to get a quick finish adrenaline rush. And clear out some much needed space for new projects. The quilt top below had a little over half of the applique stitched in place when I pulled her out.
When designing this quilt I loved it but now it just doesn't feel right. If I had to do it over again there would be a few changes. No time for looking back, what's done is done. And this one is DONE, well as done as it can be for now. She still has a story to tell no matter how I feel about the design. Her story is pretty much the same as most of my quilts, a mishmash of fabrics. The background is my go-to background fabric, Kona White purchased at Joann's for 60% off the entire bolt. And the thrifty doesn't stop there. The teal is a Vintage fabric from an estate sale, possibly a linen. The pink gingham is a Goodwill dust ruffle deconstructed, and the flower print is a vintage sheet.
The plan is for a scalloped edge and white binding that will follow the curve of the swag applique.
Onto the next top. It started out as an Autumn quilt. With plans of scarecrows, pumpkins, vines ....blah blah blah. After two attempts at finishing it I made the decision to just get it done easily with no applique. Again the fabrics are a mishmash. The greens were purchased at WalMart. The navy blue(whole bolt) from a estate sale, probably dating back to the 80's or 90's and I'm guessing. The orange(2 yards left) is also from my vintage stash. Again, I'm guessing, maybe the 1970's and I love it.
The navy blue binding is cut, pieced and waiting for the day it's quilted.
I bet some of you recognize this little dresden. Before sharing the entire quilt I want to talk about my applique of choice. Turned edge applique, machine stitched in place with Superior Threads Mono Poly thread. After it's quilted and washed the mistake below will not be visible. I LOVE THIS THREAD. It really does what it says it will and more.
This is going to be a challenge to quilt. I'm already playing around with an idea or two.
Can you find my piecing error below? Some of you may remember my test block blunder. After very little thought the decision was made to leave the mistake in the quilt for character...that's a nice way of saying I'm to lazy to care about fixing it.
That's it, they're all folded and tucked away in the needs to be quilted drawer. It feels good to have these tops complete. Maybe after my UFO quilt top marathon, I'll muster up the strength to have a quilting marathon! Don't hold your breath....HAHA!
~ Lea Anne ~