Sunday, November 25, 2007
My UFO quilt finish
Here at last is my latest quilt UFO finish! I must stop taking photos in the evenings and am sorry for the quality as my camera does not take great photos in the evening light. I did not want to wait to share this finish though. I made up this quilt as one of three samples for a ragged edge quilt class I gave. It is a method using no seams and sews layers of a motif, in this case hearts, onto each other followed my then cutting them in four and resewing them together all higgildy~piggildy (just love that word) back together. The messier the better but mine usually come out too neat. I have shown you the quilt called Bull's Eye before which was the model using circles. I also made one using squares which I did not cut apart. I use that quilt up at Cranberry Cottage.
Here is the label for this quilt entitled Mended Hearts. I am glad I don't have to reveal when this one was started.
As with many of my sample tops, they got placed on a quilt rack to be quilted in the future. This has led to a ridiculous amount of UFOs for me. I am trying to put a dent in them this year. I must admit that this one has been a relief to me. I just did not enjoy the hand quilting on it. I decided to meander it by hand and it took a long time so I kept setting it aside. I just could not put my heart into this one ~ no pun intended. I have swore for 2 past Valentine's Days that I would finish it and having it hanging. This year, it is ready.
Just in case you are not sure what a ragged edge quilt or meandering is, here is a close~up of one of the heart blocks. Time to pick my next UFO to concentrate on...