After seemingly endless hours of quilting, I've finished my third UFO for 2013. This quilt began in September 2011 during my month of the One Block Over group. I offered a tutorial for making wonky-cut stacked blocks, giving each quilter a fat quarter to use as a color-guide. Though the top's been put together since last September, it's taken me this long to make it a finish.
Binding is two different colors - orange on the sides and Kona medium gray on the top and bottom. I used my favorite machine-sewn mitered corners method of attaching binding. I always like to encourage quilters who sew binding together with a start/stop joining on a side, to give this better (in my opinion) method a try. My tutorial for it is here.
Other than calling this my "One Block Over" quilt, I don't have a name for it.
Suggestions? Thank you for your suggestion, Nancy! I named it "Balancing Act."
|53" X 67"|
Batting is Quilter's Dream Request Loft Polyester. Layers were spray-basted together using 505 Spray and Fix.
All quilting was done while sitting down at my Pfaff Grand Quilter. Threads are YLI variegated orange-yellow, and medium gray.
As I typically do, to use up every fabric, I incorporated test blocks and wrong-sized blocks in the backing. This same backing fabric is what each block-maker received as her fat quarter gift.
Now it's on to another UFO as Tropical Storm Andrea is keeping me close to home today. But I don't mind a bit! Sewing, and writing an article for American Quilter magazine are keeping me happily busy. I hope your day is going swimmingly too! Linda