Hey Everyone, welcome back to UFO Saturday.
I’ve made great progress today on more than one UFO. I finished quilting the Granny’s Choice Quilt and put the binding on it this morning.
Then I put the bindings on three quilts that I received back from the long arm quilter a couple of weeks ago. These quilts have been hanging around for a long time – one of the all the way back to my time in Yellowknife.
Looks like I will have a bit of hand sewing for some evenings in front of the television.
And I put a border on my Funky J quilt. I cut up little pieces from the feature fabrics to make a pieced one inch wide border. Lots of fun.
The fun part was actually cutting back the black fabric and keeping the batting and backing out of the way. A slip of the rotary cutter would not have been a good thing.
Once I made a couple of the pieced borders I auditioned them just to make sure they looked okay and I was happy with everything.
I had to keep it out of the way when I sewed the borders in place as well. Yes, it would have been easier to put the borders on without the batting and backing on the quilt but when I made the quilt oh so long ago I didn’t think I would put any borders other than a wide black border.
In the end I decided the wide black border would be too heavy even with quilted J’s on it in the light coloured threads.
So now I have this pieced border instead.
One more round of black and the borders are done. It measures about 34 ½″ x 34 ½″.
Now all I need to do is add some quilting to the black borders and sew on the binding. Then I can check another UFO off the list.
The sad part is I added a few more UOF’s to the list today but I am hoping that these ones will all be done by the end of April – keep your fingers crossed for me.
How are your UFO’s coming along? Is progress being made?