Sunday, October 28, 2012

UFO for October 2012

I was delighted to see that the number drawn for October was for a quilt that I completed in May!  That gave me a chance to finish something else instead.

I needed a quilt for someone special so I selected a nine-patch chain from my very healthy stack of “tops to be quilted”.  I’m guessing this one was pieced about 10 years ago, as the youngest fabrics that I recognize are from Year 2000 collections.  Other fabrics are older – there are pieces from family scrap bags dating back through the 90s and there is at least one piece that is more than 50 years old. 

Lesley's 9-patch


Lesley's 9-patch back

The border fabric came from well-aged stash, and the last bit of it went onto the back along with a few other pieces that had been sitting on the shelf for too many years.


It feels so good to have this on its way to be used and enjoyed.




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Monday, October 1, 2012

UFO for September 2012


I’m happy to report that progress was made on this month’s UFO.  I had a small pile of blocks, but the project was stalled because I couldn’t decide if I should make more blocks, make different blocks, etc.  So when I pulled them out of the box I decided they were going together somehow, no matter what! 


Instead of the originally planned long table runner the blocks became a square.  Whether this will be a table topper or a cushion or the centre of a larger project is yet to be decided. 

The project is based on Helene Knott’s pattern called Magic Squares, though I used a different construction method.   I love the three dimensional effect of the lights and darks in these simple blocks. 


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