It’s the last day of the month, so it’s time for our November UFO link up (see the end of this post for the blue link up button). This month went by so fast which is why I’m still limping along with my UFO (unfinished object). You can read more about my Hello 2016, Goodbye UFO’s here.
You know I’m a fan of the saying “Finished is better than perfect”. That’s the truth with all of my UFO’s this year. I just finished quilting “Maggie’s First Dance,” my BOM with Jacquelynne Steves. I would have, could have done more quilting on this one, but there just wasn’t enough time. Another consideration for the amount of quilting was the fact that this is going to be snuggled by a 3 1/2 year old and it has minky on the back. I want it to drape nicely and retain its softness; too much quilting can make it stiff.
I stitched in the ditch along the borders and blocks using Aurifil 50 wt. thread. I did some large pebbling around the appliques and I quilted large flowers in the alternating blocks.
I did a little free motion quilting in the outside border by echoing around the flowers and swirling in between them.
Guess what happens when you leave a quilt on the floor unattended for more than 30 seconds. Cooper claims it for his own. How can I blame him?
It’s a rainy day outside and too dark inside to get a good picture of the whole quilt. I still need to put the binding on it and then I’ll ship it off to my great-niece. Her favorite color is pink so I know she’ll appreciate it – if only for the back!
November UFO Link Up
Now it’s your turn to show us what you’ve finished this month. I’ll pick two winners who will each receive a fat quarter bundle equaling 3 yards of fabric (either The Cottage Garden from Riley Blake OR Simon & Kabuki for Quilting Treasures), a Friction pen and 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ Creative Grids ruler. I’m giving you an extra day to link up (Dec. 8) since I’m late in getting this post up.
- 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 December 8 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 December 9, 2016.