Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Colorado Star quilt (UFO #7, 8 and 9) finished

I can't believe it myself; four more FINISHED UFO's - or FUFO's - as I like to call them!
I have been rather busy over the last few weeks and I have been determined to finish those UFO's that have been occupying the sewing table for weeks. If not on the sewing table, they have moved from the corner table to the couch, to the rocking chair, back to the sewing table etc. I concentrated on adding the binding to them all and they were lining up on the sewing table to get the binding hand stitched to the back. :) I thought I'd never finish the hand stitching, but I'm amazed how fast it went. A few minutes here - a few minutes there - and it's all done!


I think I'll start with the oldest UFO; the Colorado Star quilt. It was started in April 2009 - not that old - huh? I decided to make two for covers on our couches. So far, one is finished. The second one; the top is finished. I need more batting, which I buy local. It is a very thin polyester batting, which I think does fine to the purpose those two quilts are going to be used. I have used blues only, from light to dark shades.



The first blocks I made - 'newbie blocks' - didn't turn out the size they should; they became smaller. Guess I didn't pay enough attention to the 1/4 inch seam allowance. Not bad that four of those blocks had the same size. Even if I couldn't use them together with the other blocks that had the right size, I decided to turn the blocks into a matching table topper.


Another table topper I made last year. The idea was so hand quilt it, but I knew I'll never get around to do it and decided to machine quilt to get it finished. I have used batiks for the top and binding.


More FUFO's to come...
  

9 comments:

Rosemary said...

These quilts are so nice! I'm glad you're finishing them and will be able to enjoy them. I love the Colorado Star! I always liked blue and yellow.

Karen said...

Well done. Finishing any UFO is a great achievement! Love the way your Colorado Star has turned out. And the table toppers are both looking great, too!

Elzaan said...

You are indeed a busy woman. Congrats on the finishes. And beautiful projects indeed. Love them all!

Gudveig HN said...

Kjempefin Log Cabin med stjerner!

Cathy said...

Hi Astrid!
I LOVE your UFO's~ They are so pretty and you've done such a good job! I really love that star topper! I happen to have a template to make that star, and that is wonderful using the strips on it. Thanks for the idea! ♥♥♥

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

what great finishes - feels good doesn't it! you have been very busy.
Karen

Anne-Kristine / Hjertesøm said...

Jeg elsker Colorado star-teppet ditt. Det er bare sååå flott og nydelige farger :-)

Klem

Trines hobby said...

WOW for et nydelig teppe! Jeg likte veldig godt Colorado stjerne mønsteret ditt, det var nydelig. Fargene du har brukt var kjempefine:)Trine

Silvana said...

Great quilt! Beautiful colors! Incredible!