Friday, January 15, 2016

A Little UFO Finish

One of my goals this year is to finish or get rid of my UFOs. I made a list of them, and decided to start with the easiest:

This project was started in a 2005 workshop with Judith Larzelere. At that time it was unusual to work in all solids, so I took inspiration from Amish quilts and chose an Amish palette. The workshop featured Judith's strip piecing technique using Fibonacci proportions and sew-and-flip construction on a prepared backing. I ended up with this piece which measures about 11" x 38".  I also ended up with a half yard of prepared (layered and basted) backing and a lot of fabric pieced into the first step but not cut into the narrow strips yet.

I decided to just bind the finished portion as a table runner. Voila, a finish!

This table runner and the leftover parts need a new home so I'll put it into the orphan adoption event my guild is having later this year. I want it gone!

Binding is just a little finish, but at least it's a start toward dealing with my UFOs. One down, many more to go...

Linking up with Friday Finish at Crazy Mom Quilts and Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

9 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. I really like all the colours in your runner and the brilliant orange focus section.

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  2. Wow I really like your runner!

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  3. A finish is a finish! I like the transition of colors, and I hope it will be perfect for someone in your guild.

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  4. This makes a great table runner. Great way to finish up a UFO.

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  5. Jan, it's stunning!! I found Darlene's UFO from this workshop when cleaning out her sewing room.....it's funny how some projects languish. I loved mine and got it finished pretty quickly but I know Darlene wasn't happy with the way her fabric choices were turning out. Awesome job knocking this one out :)

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  6. Beautiful table runner! Congrats on getting one UFO off the list.

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  7. Love your colors on this! Great pattern, I'm always telling the kids at school that you need a lot of math to do quilts, this is a great example!

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  8. Very lovely runner. It inspires me to make a similar one!

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  9. Very lovely runner. It inspires me to make a similar one!

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