It's already Tuesday afternoon and a week since my previous post where I posted a sneak peek of a UFO I worked on during the lock-down.
To create this quilt, I have pieced together 1.5 inch squares to 36-patch and 9-patch blocks. Each block measuring 6 inch square.
I don't remember exactly when I started cutting and piecing these blocks, it may be back in 2018 or earlier. Madness? Maybe! LOL One suggested 'Covid Madness Quilt', perhaps that's what I'll call it?! 😊
The idea was to free-motion-quilt it in an allover meandering pattern. After several tries, skipped stitches and lots of swear words, I gave up! I even tried different size needles; from 75/11 (as I usually use) to 90/14, nothing worked! Second attempt was 'stitch-in-the-ditch'. Not a problem, but after two seams on the long side I gave up because I didn't like what I was doing. It did not look nice! (Fun to unpick! NOT!) Third and final attempt was diagonal seams, which made me satisfied!
This is the back. I didn't have any wide backing and purchasing fabric from the US during the lock-down was out of the question. I put on the thinking cap and after some days I came up with this idea. I had more of the 36-patch blocks and I pulled out some fabrics that have been sitting there 'forever' and I didn't think I was going to use them for anything else.
Closeup of the back. The pieced blocks on the front and back are the reason why the FMQ didn't work out; it became too thick. It may have worked on a longarm, but not on dear 'Nina'.
It feels good to have finished this UFO and that I have used scraps and fabric from my stash. I didn't use all the 36-patch blocks I had for this quilt; I have 16 blocks I didn't use. Madness is I'm still making more and can add 8 to the 16; 24 blocks. I have a few ideas, but that has to wait!
APQ & QUILTSY TEAM UFO CHALLENGE LIST per August 11, 2020
#1 - Log Cabin #1 (my list #13) - April
#2 - PSQ / Pinwheel Lap Quilt (my list #10) January FINISHED!
#3 - Scrappy 2" strips (my list #15)
#4 - Black / White Wall Hanging (my list #7)
#5 - Deer Log Cabin TT (my list #17) July
#6 - Nifty Nurses Wall Hanging (my list #3)
#7 - Log Cabin #3 (my list #18) March FINISHED!
#8 - Snowman Village Wall Hanging (my list #9) August
#9 - Log Cabin #2 (my list #14) February FINISHED!
#10 - Snowman Village WH Attic Window (my list #8)
#11 - Scrappy 1" squares (my list #16) June FINISHED!
#12 - Star Batik Quilt (my list #12) May
My UFO's for April, May and July are FINISHED as well, I've yet to take photos.