Back in January, I pulled out this UFO that had been hanging around for more than a dozen years. I am so thrilled to finally have this quilt top completed! It sure has been a long time in the works. The pattern is called Dutch Tiles. I started it when my sister and I took a class taught by Judy Hasheider back in 2002. Most of the fabrics date from around that time.
Unfortunately, I have nowhere at home where I can get a photo of the whole quilt top, and every outdoor surface is covered with pollen. These two photos show the entire quilt except for the last row on each side. The full quilt measures 88" x 97".
The quilt consists of 46 whole blocks and 6 half blocks to finish the ends. All of the blocks feature a different pair of fabrics. Here are a couple of my favorite blocks, one of them with a white outline so you can get a better idea of how it is pieced. Lots and lots of set-in seams!
The ends of the quilt are straight, but the sides finish with zig-zag edges. I am not looking forward to doing the binding along those edges!
It feels so good to empty out one of those boxes holding an old project. Soon I will have the back pieced, and this will be ready to get quilted. After that I will be trying to decide the next UFO to pull out. Wish me luck!
I am linking up to Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I am also linking up to Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework and to Scraptastic Tuesday at Mrs Sew and Sow.
Julie in GA
That is sooo pretty! I have, ahem, one or two (okay several) projects like this that languish in boxes or bags inside drawers...the FALs that I have joined have really helped to tackle some of these "forgotten" quilts. I love the kaleidoscope effect in some of the blocks. Nicely done!ReplyDelete
Doesn't it feel great to get one of those old ones out of the closet? This is quite lovely. I agree--it is darned hard to photograph a big quilt. As for the edges, I hate to suggest it, but you could trim it straight! You'd lose a little bit of piecing, but after all this time it might be worth it not to spend forever on the binding. Congratulations on finishing!ReplyDelete
Julie, this is one gorgeous quilt! I love the fabrics and the design. It really does look like tiles. Just beautiful. And YAY!! for finishing a UFO!!ReplyDelete
Big Congrats on finishing your long-term UFO! I have some of these too and it really does feel great when you finish one up! :o)ReplyDelete
Sometimes the longer a project takes, the more exciting it is to finish. Your quilt is looking great! Good job on all those set-in seams. I probably would have given up completely.ReplyDelete
Great finish Julie. Congrats on finishing up a languishing UFO. It is beautiful and worthy of finishing. It is great to see it on Oh Scrap!ReplyDelete
Brilliant to finish this top. I've done a zig zag binding - it is worth the effort but I cannot deny it takes longer but probably not as long as you think - hope that helps! Good luck and thanks for linking up with #scraptastictuesdayReplyDelete
Great finish on this top! I'm not a fan of doing so many corners myself so I'd be tempted to make the side straight with more diamonds of the background and the medium colors -- no darks for more stars.ReplyDelete
Yay!!! Happy dance! Doesn't that feel so good? It is gorgeous and I'm so happy for you!ReplyDelete
Lovely quilt! I'm super impressed by all of your inset seams!!ReplyDelete
Congrats on a great finish! It's an amazing quilt.:)ReplyDelete
Oh, that's gorgeous!ReplyDelete
what a beautiful quilt top, very nice color combination.