It is so good to finish a few quilts and blocks. My plan is to take each UFO, one at a time, from the pile and finish it. I’ve finished two more Dear Jane blocks. There is one more pieced and quilted block to bind. After that, I plan to piece the block that is numbered A3. I had already pieced it, but I didn’t like the way it looked, so I will make it again. Row A will then be complete and then I will start piecing Row B. Dear Jane isn’t really a UFO. It is a long term project that I work on between quilting other things. Eventually, I will finish the quilt.
I found a partially quilted quilt hanging on a hanger in the closet. It has been an UFO for a very long time. I originally started to hand quilt it. The last time that I pulled it out, I machine quilted a portion. Yesterday, I finished machine quilting it and started to bind the quilt. It’s a planned scrappy quilt. The red and green fabrics make it look almost like a Christmas quilt.
The back is a surprise. It is pillow panel of wild animals. The panel was one that I bought years ago when I purchased yardage from a discontinued quilt shop. I’ve used most of that yardage but I’m still finding ways to use the little bit of fabric that is left.
I have several more large quilts to quilt, but I think that I will finish the pile of smaller ones first. The next piece that I’ll quilt was pieced at least 20 years ago. It was made during a period when I used a lot of brown fabric in my quilts. Throughout the years, it has come to the surface of the unfinished pile and I always have put it back on the bottom. Now, I am going to finish it and not save it for later. The batting is basted on the top, but somehow, it has lost the backing. I’ll find something else to back it. Today, I sewed the binding on a small piece. I had quilted it with the hand quilting look on the sewing machine. I like that look and I think I will quilt this wall hanging using that stitch. I don’t know why I don’t use it more often.
Ideas for new quilts are in my head, but I have to concentrate on finishing what I’ve already started.
Have a great day and happy quilting.