Saturday, July 23, 2011

UFO completed for July


We are past the halfway point.  It feels great to have worked on more than half of the UFOs selected for the year’s challenge! 

July’s UFO was an easy one to finish.  The baby quilt was made as a sample for a beginning quilting class and the top was complete except for the outer blue border.  This meant all the hard work was done – all the figuring out how to make one small piece of Thomas the Tank Engine fabric stretch far enough for 9 blocks.  If you look carefully you’ll see I cheated a bit and used a few scraps of a green calico that more or less matched.

Islands baby quilt

The quilt has a flannel backing (used up a couple of good sized scraps of green and yellow flannel, getting them out of the stash as well, hooray!). 

I quilted it with the panto “Sprung” from Willow Leaf Studios – it’s a perfect one for little boy quilts.  This quilt is done done!  Except for the label which will wait until a recipient turns up.