Friday, January 16, 2015

20 Year Old UFO - FINISHED :D

Remember my sister's blocks? You know, the ones she started 20 years ago. . . ? :) Follow that link for their story. Today I am happy to report - they have been assembled into a quilt that is quilted and bound - yes, it is officially a finished quilt :D I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Also, I worried through this entire process that my sister was not going to like what I did. She saw the post yesterday and texted this "Love the quilt. I'm so excited" WOOHOO!! Now that makes me even happier :) Probably silly of me to be so worried about it but I was. And now I don't have to be anymore, YAY! 

I'll post more of the details of how I put this together in a separate post. Honestly, I don't have time to write it all up as I have been at the machine since 7 a.m. and the pups have no food. . . and I still haven't taken a shower. . . but I had to get this done, I was so close and the closer I got the more obsessed I got and the more excited I got to see it finished :) So here are pictures. I promise I'll post more about the process over the weekend - I'll even put the link here so you can check that out as well if you are interested :)

The front.

I went with the yellow for binding. It worked well :) It was the overwhelming favorite of those of you who commented on binding color.
 And the back.

The back is all flannel. SO soft :)
And some close ups.
I think these blocks are just too darn cute!!
Putting this together was an experience. I have been asked many times about adding borders to a finished quilt. Actually adding borders to what essentially was a finished quilt took a little more time and fiddling than what I had imagined. But totally doable :)
The yellow from the front matches well with the yellow on the back so the yellow binding was pretty much a no brainer :)
Quilting shows up SO well on flannel!
Now I'm excited about starting my next projects. Projects - as in plural. . . me? Yup. I'll be sharing about them soon :) 

Also, thank you all so much for all of your very supportive and heart felt comments on my last post. They are all very much appreciated and I am still in process of responding to them so if you have not heard from me, please know that I will be responding soon :)

Linking up with TGIFF over at Val's and Finish it up Friday. If you have not been, make sure you go check them out for some awesome inspiration.

Until next time, keep on quilting!
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  1. Wooowho! It looks great, Judy, and how awesome that your sister is excited about it, too! :)

  2. Yay you finished it! It turned out very nice!

  3. Oh, Judy, it looks fantastic! You took something which would have intimidated me and turned it into something amazing. Your sister will love it.

    1. Yes... I agree it's just precious. What a sweet gift it will be!! (And a treasured one I'm sure!!) V

  4. Wow that makes me want to finish some really old blocks into something too. Great job!

  5. Congrats on the finish, you did a wonderful job! No go enjoy those new projects! I can't believe you made that plural, LOL

  6. Wonderful and adorable finish. The baby who snuggles in and under this quilt will be enveloped in history and love and talent. Unreal to look at the first post of those cute blocks and see where they ended up! You did such an awesome job, as per usual.

  7. It is wonderful. The setting plays very nicely with those sweet blocks. Of course your sister loves it!

  8. That looks so sweet! Yellow was a great choice and I love the flannel back. Congrats on a gorgeous finish!

  9. Congratulations for getting this done! It looks wonderful!

  10. Oh my goodness - it is really beautiful!!! Great job!!!


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