Friday, September 11, 2015

One UFO Checked Off the List

I can actually check off July's UFO! On Tuesday, when Sharon was here to sew, I put borders on my 16-patch scrappy quilt! It is quite exciting to have a finish to report.

 I started this quilt at my Friday get-togethers with the Frankfort girls. Originally I was hand-piecing 9 patches. When it got to the point that I didn't have enough parts to make 9-patches of 4 matching lights and 5 matching darks, I began mixing leftovers randomly in 16-patch blocks. Before very long, I had quite a hefty stack of them, and decided it was time to move them to the quilt top stage.

I really considered a lot of options for putting these blocks together, and somewhere in the fuzzy, faded recesses of my mind, I recalled seeing a quilt that featured stars in the sashing units. I guessed at measurements, and came up with what you see here. 

I decided to add 3 borders and I love the combination I used. The inner and outer borders are Thimbleberries fabrics; the narrow center border is a Brackman-Thompson fabric - all from the stash! Hooray! This is truly a scrap quilt. All the pieced blocks were from dozens of old projects and leftovers. The sashing strips and cornerstones were stash fabrics, as well.

It feels so good to have a finish!

Happy Quilting, Friends!


QuiltSue said...

Woww, that looks wonderful.

sewyouquilt2 said...

gorgeous my friend!

Chantal L. said...

Great job. The blue sashing and the white stars really pull everything together. Great scrapbuster quilt and it looks so good. Congrats.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

What a lovely quilt ! Congrats on a beautiful finish!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

What a lovely quilt! Very clever to rethink the nine patches, I like this much better and the sashing is wonderful. Good job!!!!!!