Tuesday, August 16, 2016

UFO Busting!

I started this wee quilt almost two years ago...not very old in the life of a UFO ...at least in this household!  I have much older UFOs...MUCH!  But this one has been hanging on the design wall in bits and pieces...staring me down...and I couldn't take it any longer!! 
So on the weekend I got it together...


The fabric in this quilt was part of a challenge!  While at The Sands RV Park in 2014 I got together with six other ladies and had a ripping good time!  The only rule to our challenge...we had to bring one yard of earthy toned good quality quilting fabric.  I brought the red civil war fabric (the dirt is red in Sedona!)  We stood in a circle, each quilter ripped their yard in half, kept one piece and passed the rest to the quilter on the right.  We continued to pass and rip, pass and rip, always keeping one half, until we were on the last piece, which was the size of a charm square. Our challenge was to create a quilt using this fabric!  You could also add any other fabric that you wanted.  
Do you see your fabric?
It's funny...the fabric that wasn't 'my style' makes this topper shine!  I love it!  The log cabin blocks are small...the logs being 3/4" finished.

Last night I added a bit of applique...just to add a bit of interest which I will hand stitch while watching TV.  This one is going to get finished!  I have started another UFO mission!  August is the month to get all of my UFOs finished!...Huh? WHAT DO YOU MEAN AUGUST IS HALF OVER?  Geeze and I was on a roll too...

Have a terrific Tuesday and Happy Stitching!~P


16 comments:

  1. I love the added applique. Funny how you can change the look of a quilt with such a simple little touch. Good for you for busting those UFO's. Mine are still screaming at me - someday!

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  2. That's a interesting challenge So, you keep the 1/2 yd of your fabric and keep ripping the piece that's passed to you. So, the first 1/2 yard that's passed to you, you rip in half and keep half and pass half?? Trying to make sure I understand this. So you need about 6-8 ladies to make this work? Seems like a fun challenge.

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  3. You girls have the most fun and best ideas!! My quilt group meets this weekend and this would be a fun idea to pitch!! Love your log cabin, especially your wooly additions!!

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  4. Paulette me encanta esos apliques
    saludos

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  5. Oh, I love this little baby!! And the applique takes it up a notch. Great job!
    Finish all of your UFOs in August?!? Even if the month had just begun, was that feasible? Do you only have 2 or 3 UFOs?? LOL

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  6. What a nice finish. I like the addition of the applique on the border. It's funny you mention this fun exchange because my quilt group is doing it this afternoon only with batiks. We'll see what I get and what I come up with. I like the log cabin idea.

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  7. Oh Paulette, I love this one. Those Civil War fabrics get me all the time, and the pattern is so sweet. Nothing like a log cabin block.

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  8. Love log cabins, the smaller the better! What a fun idea to do with some fabric and friends, I just winced everytime you said "rip" though! I cannot rip my patchwork fabric, only dressmaking!!

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  9. Beautiful Paulette! Love your addition of appliqued flowers.

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  10. I love your little quilt!!!!

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  11. What a sweet quilt, especially with the applique on the corners. I haven't been following your blog long enough to know your colors so I'm wondering which fabric didn't seem your style. Also, how did you make the perfectly round little circles to applique? Congrats on finishing a UFO!
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  12. Beautiful quilt and it is good to finish things we start, someday I will do that, lol.

    Debbie

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  13. Wahoo Paulette! Mine is still a ufo! That is beautiful! Joanne said the same thing... The one fabric that was different made her project very neat! Hers is great, too! We need pics of both on our facebook page to stir/push whatever the rest of us on to finish!

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  14. Another winner! Absolutely gorgeous! I've always loved log cabin quilts... and since you've added the applique (and a couple of buttons) this little quilt is simply cozy perfection! :-)

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  15. What a fun idea for an exchange. Such a cute little quilt. I have spent some time cutting scraps into certain sizes and have been trying to use them up. What's with scraps......they only multiply when I leave my sewing room!

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  16. You finished GOLD!! Love this little one, but the idea behind it is crazy fun. Will we see what the others made from the same fabrics?

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