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:

  1. 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 :)

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  2. Another great finish! Blessings to whoever receives this quilt!

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

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  4. 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!

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

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

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

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  8. 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!

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  9. 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!

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

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  11. Congratulations on such a lovely finish.

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  12. 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!!

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

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  14. Very pretty. It looks like strings of pearls.

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

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

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

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  18. Nice easy relaxed quilting sometimes works best

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

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

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

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

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  23. Lovely! Congrats on a beautiful finish.

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  24. Congratulations on a finish! I love this scrappy quilt!

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  25. 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!

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  26. The scallops turned out really well Kathy.

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

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