As part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I have been working on UFOs based on the color of the month. Green is our color for May, and I realized that I have made 3 different 9-patch quilts that were each primarily green. I pulled out this collection of leftovers from a Blooming Nine-Patch that I made around 2005. The box contained leftover blocks plus sample blocks with fabrics that weren't used in the final quilt. There were also quite a few pre-cut strips, some of which were already sewn up into strip sets, plus I have some yardage of all the fabrics.
I have been trying out different arrangements of blocks on the design wall and making more blocks from the pre-made strip sets. I need to find something with a little more punch to it for the center, but otherwise this is coming together nicely.
The other UFO that features green is my Boston Fiesta quilt, which is now a finished top! I finished joining all the blocks together a couple days ago and added the green border today. I have a fabulous bright print that I was planning to use for the back, but when I went to press it, I discovered that it is stretchy on the crosswise grain. There must be some spandex or something like that in there. I bought the fabric at a discount fabric store 10 years ago, so there is no way to tell now. I am searching my stash for other backing options.
|Boston Fiesta top|
60" x 74"
|Boston Fiesta reject backing|
|Dancing Stars 60" x 77"|
pattern by Amy Ellis
Julie in GA
What a wonderful collection of UFOs. Boston Fiesta is a delightful. And the rainbow quilt is a sparkling vision.ReplyDelete
I agree wonderful collection of UFOs. And great job on getting them finished. Love the star quilt!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on finishing dancing stars. You are making great progress on your UFOs this year,ReplyDelete
Love those batiks in greens. Beautiful finish on those stars and Boston fiesta is coming together very well, too. hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
It looks like the reject backing from Boston Fiesta may be just right for your Leftover Blooming 9-Patch. Loving how that is coming together!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on an awesome finish! Wow. I love it. Good luck.ReplyDelete
Oh Julie... such a great blog post! I wish I would spend some time sorting out UFO projects and boxes and finding wonderful treasures! Dancing Stars is an amazing scrap quilt!ReplyDelete
Wow, you are really moving on those UFOs. I like the low contrast in the center of your newest project and the dark border. Sorry the original backing won't work for Boston Fiesta, it would have been a great choice for that project.ReplyDelete
Adore your Dancing Stars!ReplyDelete
Your dancing stars is beautiful! Great choice for the festival.ReplyDelete
Love your Dancing Stars! I've had QADD this past week also. I've started 2 new small projects, quilted 3 other small projects, etc. Need to get back to my green!!ReplyDelete
Sometimes I love QADD! I just go with it and figure that it is all progress even if it's spread out!ReplyDelete
You have the most amazing things stashed away as UFOs...ReplyDelete
Lots of projects in your UFO stash. I'd try using that bold print for the backing anyway. I'm making a baby quilt and backing it with minky which has some stretch in it so I'm planning on spray basting it. Might work for you too.ReplyDelete