Thursday, August 28, 2014

August UFO Finished!



My second finish this week is my August UFO called "Fandango and Friends"!

This is a quintessential scrap quilt which has some newer light scraps (Fandango scraps) to perk up the old ones (ancient scraps).  This quilt was 4 years in the making and actually includes some of my oldest fabrics. It is a half hexie pattern inspired by Jamie's tutorial.


I quilted vertical scallopy free motion lines roughly following the hexagons. It was easy to do, but I see places where I could have tried harder to be more consistent with the shape - perhaps if I was concentrating more and singing less (to the newly released album by Factory City!)



I repeated the scallop shape into the borders right out to the edge of the quilt. It was all just "eyeballed" - no marking or measuring.
This is one of my favorite parts... hand stitching the binding. I find it so relaxing, and it's one last chance to stitch in some prayers, and admire the quilt before it goes out into the world on its own!
Linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishing and Hexie Weekend.

29 comments:

ES said...

Horay for finishing a UFO! it looks great, the scalloped quilting looks just right :) I have been inspired to make a dent in my ufo pile :)

The Cozy Quilter said...

Another great finish! Blessings to whoever receives this quilt!

Deb A said...

Congrats on the finish! Love how you finished it off - beautiful. Enjoy those hand stitches.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Binding is one of my favorite parts as well. Not only is it relaxing and an opportunity to stitch in a few more prayers, it also signals that it'll soon be time to start the next quilt!

Judy D in WA said...

Yeah you! I love your quilting. Another one marked of the list! You inspire me, today I quilt!

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Another beautiful quilt. And the quilting is perfect for it.

Scrappy quilter said...

Awesome quilt. I love that prayers go with it. Do the same with the ones I send into the world.

Deanna W said...

CHECK another one off the list. I have been cutting scraps all week. Really want to sew something, maybe it will be a quilt for the new addition!

Mary said...

YEA for a Finish just in time. I did a Binding yesterday sitting at the Fair. It's my favorite part TOO! It's for the Birthday boy today. Got it done in spite of other obligations. ON my Blog Tomorrow or maybe DWM. I'm too tired to Blog after 13 hours at the Fair and it's HOT!

Butterfly George said...

OOOOOOO! I love this shape for the quilting. It really enhances the quilt pieces. I am inspired for my large hexies! Thanks G.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations on such a lovely finish.

Janet O. said...

Great job getting this UFO to the "done" column! Now co e and finish mine--it is March's UFO and I keep getting derailed or distracted. : )
I really like how you have quilted this--your "eyeballing" looks excellent to me!!

Lesley said...

Beautiful quilt. Love how you combined old and new scraps, and light and dark. I think your quilting design is perfect for this quilt!

Gari in AL said...

Very pretty. It looks like strings of pearls.

Jan said...

That is a great quilting design - love the entire quilt!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Oh Kathy this is a beauty! I love the quilting too.

Julierose said...

Beautiful quilt, Kathy. I have one more binding to do, too.. hugs, Julierose

Jo said...

Nice easy relaxed quilting sometimes works best

AnnieO said...

Great curve quilting to counter all those straight lines! Beauty :)

Gina said...

Great quilt and I love the quilting on it. Simple but very effective xx

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Congrats and it is beautiful and prayers inside too! :) That's the best kind of quilt :)

Kate said...

It's a beautiful quilt, those newer fabrics really do perk up the older ones. Congrats on the finish.

Chantal said...

Lovely! Congrats on a beautiful finish.

Rebecca in AK said...

Congratulations on a finish! I love this scrappy quilt!

A Nudge said...

Lovely quilt and congrats on finishing this UFO. I invite you to link it on Hexie Weekend - ends Monday, midnight. We love hexie eye candy!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a cute finish! Congrats!

Lisa J. said...

The scallops turned out really well Kathy.

Missy Shay said...

I love it!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Stunning! What a great way to use up all those different fabrics!