The end of May is here and it’s time to share our UFO finishes for the month. The link up will be at the end of this post.
My UFO challenge was to finish this wall hanging for my granddaughter, Amelia. Done!
You can find my original tutorial for this project here. I started this back in October of last year and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it. And then Amelia came along and it’s a perfect fit! My daughter, Nicole, and Cooper helped me take pictures.
I enjoy taking my time to quilt smaller pieces like this one. The swirls and circles were fairly easy to navigate around the quilt. I started with swirls and when I needed a small space to fill, I changed to circles. Eventually, I started adding circles randomly and I like the look.
I found the perfect fabric for the backing. I added a hanging sleeve, too.
There is only one problem with this quilt – it’s not flat. After quilting, I could see that it had developed “ruffles” along the edges. How did this happen? Often it occurs because you didn’t measure and cut the borders correctly. The quilting process can also cause the quilt to become distorted and that’s the case with mine.
I can fix this by “blocking” the quilt. This is a process that will bring a quilt back into square. Usually, it’s done before the binding is added, but I’m beyond that step. I’ll let you know how it turns out. You can read more about blocking a quilt here.
Now it’s your turn to show us what you’ve completed this month. I have a great prize package that will go to two lucky people that includes 6 fat quarters of red, white and blue fabric, matching thread, the Spring issue of Block magazine, and a 1-month Star membership to The Quilt Show.
- You may add up to 2 finished projects.
- One image per finished project.
- Project must be sewing or quilting related.
- The link-up will be open until June 7, at midnight, PST.
- The giveaway is open to USA or Canada only, however, anyone can join the link-up. If a winner is chosen that is international, then another number will be picked until it meets the criteria.
- Winner will be drawn at random on June 8, 2016.