Saturday, April 30, 2011

Jiffy-quilt (UFO #5) finished

I'm happy! I have finished UFO #5 this year!
Do you remember this quilt? It was supposed to be backing for the  split hourglass quilt (using scraps from that quilt), but decided against it when I saw how it turned out - too pretty for backing! :) You can read more about the Jiffy-quilt here.


It feels wonderful to have used scraps for the entire quilt! Some of the fabrics I bought here when I started quilting 5-6 years ago and others I received from my friend Ragna (no blog) in Norway. Ragna, if you read this, I'm sure you recognize "your" fabrics! :)
For the backing I have used an "old" bed sheet, which was too good to be thrown. For the quilting I have done straight lines.
I have done the same "mistake" for this quilt; made (supposed to be) the backing out of "error-blocks" and scraps.... DH was almost screaming when I told him "this is the backing for the Jiffy-quilt"! He said; "NO! This "backing" is too beautiful for backing, you have to make it another quilt"! PHEEEW!!!!!!!!! So now that backing has turned into another scrappy quilt top, which is already sandwiched and pinned, ready to be basted and quilted! Seems like I never run out of work - haha! :))
More about that "backing" / quilt in another post! :)

 

11 comments:

PJs Lapperier. said...

Wow...så läcker och färgsprakande den är!

Notjustnat said...

You should be pleased with yourself to finished another UFO. Good for you. I love it, I feel like snuggle under it - Hugs Nat

Lainee said...

I like simple designs the best and it's really all about the colors for me.

Great job!

karenfae said...

yes it makes a very pretty quilt all on it's own - but if you used it for a backing you could have had two quilts in one and just turned it over now and then for a new look :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Ruth said...

Så hyggelig å få kommentar på quiltesiden min, så langt borte fra. tusen takk for det. Jeg har vært innom din side, og jammen var der mye fint. Det er en koselig hobby vi har. Idag har vi også sol og sommer, har hatt besøk av barnebarn og oldebarn, Vi har stekt vafler på verandaen og kosa oss. Ha en fin quilteuke. Ruth

Dirt Lover said...

Very pretty! But now you have to find two backs! Yes, more work.
~~Lori

zarina said...

I love the look of the quilt. Hope to still start quilting in two months time when I finish two of the exchanges for August.

Michelle said...

Great colors!

Marit said...

Astrid, for en inspirerende blogg, takk for titten, kommer garantert tilbake;)

Nettie said...

This is beautiful Astrid! I love all of our work. I left SA in April and am now back in the UK, so a little further away from you!

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

Lovely quilt, love the pattern too. Well done on another finish!