Friday, November 04, 2011

Red and Aqua

We had a UFO challenge at guild to finish a UFO this year.  I had participated in a red and aqua disappearing nine patch swap last year.  At the guild retreat earlier in the year, I put the top together.  When we had to choose a UFO to complete I decided on this one. Here it is at the retreat.

Now we have to move forward through time to this last Sunday.  I decided that since the UFO challenge was due on Tuesday, I better get moving.  I purchased an extra wide batik backing – bright red.  On Monday afternoon, I quilted it, bound it Monday night and was ready for Tuesday morning.  I had planned on making pumpkin roll to share but ended up making a Chess pie Tuesday morning.  It must have gone over well because there was none to bring home.

Here is the finished quilt.

As you can see, I didn’t put the blocks together in the usual way.  I put four blocks together with the large pieces in the center and then surrounded them with white sashing.  I had one fat quarter of an aqua print and that was enough for cornerstones.  When I finished the top, I had thought I would add a border but the more I looked at it, the more I realized that it did not need a border.  I am happy with it.  It is about 70 inches square.



  1. Love this quilt top! It's absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. looks great, I have a couple of D9 that need quilting, love the pattern you used!

  4. G'day. Just beautiful. Love those colors and your quilting is gorgeous. It really makes it, doesn't it? Take care. Liz...

  5. I have the same UFO due in December. My blocks are together but now it need to get quilted. I guess I better get on it.

    Love how yours turned out.


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