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Thursday, December 15, 2011

UFO no longer....but another flimsy has been created

Do you remember this quilt?  Probably not.  I started to quilt it about the middle of 2008.  I was not pleased with the way the quilting was going, so I put it aside.  For two winters the semi-quilted, still-pin-basted UFO was rolled up to serve as a draft stopper for the fireplace (which we do not use).  My DH asked me to bring out the draft stopper this year. I unrolled the poor UFO and realized I had quilted more of it than I thought (=too much to rip out).  I filled some bobbins, put navy blue thread on the top, and got to work.  As of last evening, ta da!  A finished object, all quilted and bound.  And, yes, sure, it will still work as a draft stopper. But nicer than it was before.

Another ta da!  Here is The Geese Flew Around  the Prairie Queen.  I made the geese with the cut- away corners method (rather than the fast flying geese method) because I wanted a lot of variety in the geese. (The fast method results in four identical geese.)  The green inner and outer borders stabilize the edges of the geese.   The flimsy is 90 x 90 so I will have it professionally quilted. 

As of 5:30 this evening I am on vacation for two weeks -- well, I have a meeting tomorrow and one on Monday -- and a report to write, an article to edit, two audiobooks to listen to and review.   I've got an equal list of quilty things I want and need to get done.  And DH and I plan a couple of days in the city, too.

8 comments:

  1. wow those are some great looking quilts! So many little pieces i would end up losing half before i started!

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  2. I really like the pattern of the second quilt. I have been making scrap squares for the last 2 days and this looks like a great project to put them together with. Hope you don't mind that I use this pattern? Have a good season..

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  3. Congrats on getting that abandoned UFO finished and getting your other quilt to flimsey stage :)

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  4. I like how you used the BEBs. I'm using mine for Jacob's ladder and not quite finished with the top. - Cathy L

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  5. Love the prairie blocks...might borrow that arrangement with some RW&B l/e I've been doing. Merry Christmas to you & yours.

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  6. Your Tah Dah! Scrappy Quilt is beautiful! So is the Nine Patch! Enjoy your vacation!

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  7. Your two finishes are both handsome! Congratulations! And you are keeping up with Orca Bay,too, I know. Good going!

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  8. I just love a good scrappy quilt and this block really makes a nice one! Your draft stopper story is so funny - see how practical quilts can be :o)

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