Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A UFO finish..... woohooo

I love to go through my UFO's at the beginning of each year and I always have a strong urge to work on them.

Sew It's Finished is a blog cared for by Wendy and Dawn and it's for encouraging us to work on our projects and try and get one finished each month.  I joined in a couple of years ago with great success  (even though I ended up starting just as many so at the end of the year I still had just as many UFO's - just different ones!)

I'm going through my boxes and things, taking pictures and setting up a page to list them... this is what motivates me as I like ticking off things and out of sight is out of mind in my case so if I can see them I remember....

So here is my list page  and I haven't bothered to count them.... there are also a bunch of stitcheries that are sewn and not made up... I will go through them in time so I can remember what I sewed!

I am delighted that I have just finished one of them!!! and its the HUGEST one too

I have been diligently hand stitching the binding down in the evenings this week... all  432" or 10.8metres!


It covers our Queen Size bed very well....


the top is made completely from scraps 


I struggled to find a backing I liked so I bought a doona cover from Ikea ($20 special)  and cut it and joined again to make it the right size.... I love the backing too so it makes a great alternative if I want a change! 



I showed the quilting I did for the blocks HERE.... it took a while!!

this quilt was made in stages over the last few years.... I'm thrilled with having a good size quilt for my bed - though at the moment it is too hot for it so it will just be a day time cover.

Righto, Gotto Go... there's more UFO's lurking.....


26 comments:

  1. Congrats on this scrappy beautiful finish. I love it and might make one of my own someday. It's a great scraps buster kind of design. To make a list of UFOs is a great way to start the year. Good luck with your goals. ;^)

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  2. Hi Fiona,wow and double wow my friend,your quilt is amazing and how good does it look on your bed and to think its made with your scraps,amazing what you can do with them.
    What a great idea listing the UFO's i think i will do the same,hope you have an amazing day Fiona xx

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  3. A fabulous HUGE finish Fiona... Looks great on your bed and the reverse is lovely too....

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  4. Great finish. It's huge. I have that doona cover on a spare bed, it's a cute print.

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  5. Well done that is one huge tick on your ufo list. It looks amazing.
    What's next?

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  6. It is beautiful Fiona. There is something special about scrappy quilts. They have a beauty all their own. Well done xx

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  7. Congratulations on this beautiful finish Fiona. Already a quilt finish and it is only January.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  8. Wow what an amazing finish and here is some extra applause for over 10 metres of binding, you are my hero.

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  9. Well done !! Great to have the biggest thing off your ufo list. ...wonderful use of scraps too. It looks fantastic on your bed. Like the backing too. I am off now to check out your list...what is next??

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  10. Lovely, Fiona......definitely worth waiting for!

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  11. A beautiful finish , it looks fantastic on your bed , congrats on the finish !

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  12. Oh how lovely! Great idea to use the doona cover. Well done for finishing a UFO (I shall try to follow your example!).

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  13. I love it. What an effective design for a scrappy quilt.

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  14. Hello Fiona,

    I want to come and sleep under that quilt. I am a sucker for scrappy quilts.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  15. Great finish, Fiona. That is a huge quilt! It looks wonderful, too. Well done on the UFOs. We do need to help each other keep on track with those.

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  16. A lovely finish Fiona and it looks great on your bed. Nice to have used scraps for it. I could do with making a quilt to use my scraps but then that would be another UFO for my pile!! xx

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  17. A lovely finished quilt and the bonus sense of achievement. Great work.

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  18. *squeal* Oh my goodness that is just gorgeous!!!!!! And all from scraps - I can't tell you how impressed I am, girl, and motivated to keep saving my scraps, lol! Wow!

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  19. What a lovely quilt, and a great finish

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