Saturday, May 30, 2009

Old UFO Finish

I finally did it! I finally finished the oldest UFO I have. This quilt was a block exchange with other quilters that I used to meet with every Tuesday night at sit & stitch at Bits N Pieces quilt shop in Crown Point, IN. When someone suggested doing a block exchange using civil war fabrics I decided to join in. I believe this pattern was in a Fons & Porter magazine and that is what gave my friend the idea. I just love how it turned out!
I found the border fabric at a real bargain and I love how it ties all the colors together. The backing on this quilt is the same fabric.

I am really fired up now and pulled out the rest of my unquilted quilts and have them stacked with their backings ready to go between church and customer quilts. What a fun summer I am going to have!

13 comments:

WhiteStone said...

Your quilt turned out simply gorgeous! And I agree that the border fabric is perfect for this quilt. The blocks give a nice vintage, scrappy look. My favorite kind of quilt.

Vivian said...

Pat yourself on the back with my heartiest congratulations. The quilt is stunning! Perfect border fabric, and isn't getting an old UFO done just the best feeling? Especially when it turns into such a beauty as this one is.

Shasta said...

It does sound like a fantastic summer - finishing up the old quilts is a great idea. This quilt is really pretty. Also the blue one in your last post. I want to make one like that one. Congratulations! You are on a roll.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Oh my gosh! If my UFOs were as pretty as that one, they would all be finished by now! That's a beautiful quilt, and the border fabric is perfect.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt! I'm sure it feels wonderful to have it finished.

Carol said...

What a great quilt! Yes, sounds like you have a very fun summer ahead of you!

Lurline said...

Absolutely gorgeous - I can see how happy you would feel to have it finished!
Hugs - Lurline♥

scraphappy said...

What a pretty quilt. I don't know how that one ended up in the UFO pile, it is just way too good looking to be abandoned. It sounds like you have lots more fun to look forward to this summer.

Millie said...

Congratulations on getting your oldest UFO done. Your quilt is gorgeous and I love the border fabric.

Jan said...

Simply gorgeous. Love the red, white and blue. Glad to see someone else is into UFO's.

Angela said...

Beautiful! I love that border fabric - it really ties it all together so nicely! Congrats on finishing a UFO! :o)

cjh said...

That IS beautiful!!! The border is wonderful. Good job on finishing up the quilt, too. Good luck on your pile to finish.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Love this UFO too! It is wonderful!