Wednesday, January 20, 2016

#1 UFO finish for 2016

I love to go through my UFO's at the beginning of each year and I always have a strong urge to work on them.

Big thanks to Wendy and Dawn for running this blog ..... it really helped me the other years we did it

I'm going through my boxes and things, taking pictures and setting up a page to list them... this is what motivates me as I like ticking off things and out of sight is out of mind in my case so if I can see them I remember....

So here is my list page  and I haven't bothered to count them.... there are also a bunch of stitcheries that are sewn and not made up... I will go through them in time so I can remember what I sewed!

I am delighted that I have just finished one of them!!! and its the HUGEST one too

I have been diligently hand stitching the binding down in the evenings this week... all  432" or 10.8metres!


It covers our Queen Size bed very well....


the top is made completely from scraps


I struggled to find a backing I liked so I bought a doona cover from Ikea ($20 special)  and cut it and joined again to make it the right size.... I love the backing too so it makes a great alternative if I want a change! 



I showed the quilting I did for the blocks HERE.... it took a while!!

this quilt was made in stages over the last few years.... I'm thrilled with having a good size quilt for my bed - though at the moment it is too hot for it so it will just be a day time cover.

Righto, Gotto Go... there's more UFO's lurking.....


 

6 comments:

Susan said...

So glad this blog is back in business - your quilt is gorgeous..very clever to use the doona cover..

Fiona said...

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Noela said...

Lovely finish Fiona. Will certainly keep you warm on those cold winter nights.
Hugs....

De said...

And its awesome

De said...

And its awesome

Marle said...

Such a beautiful day time cover