2016 APQ UFO Challenge List

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Another One Quilted

I loaded the "former mystery quilt, soon to be baby quilt" onto the frame sometime last week (I can't remember exactly when) and started on it with a few stops and starts, but had time today to finish it. It really didn't take all that long to complete once I had a full bobbin and a block of time (the kids slept well after a trip to the dentist - with no cavities - this morning). I decided to play around with this one, and had a little fun and learned a little about thinking ahead. This one had lots of starts and stops, which I don't particularly care for, but I trudged through anyway. I will show the whole top when I have it bound (yet another challenge, since I am all out of fabric for that...will need to dig into the stash or more likely find something at a local shop that is close enough to work). There were four blocks in each row, so I did a different design in each block, then followed that through diagonally, similarly to how I had put the top together.

Here's the hearts...

And the swirl...

The crazy echo quilting (called line dancing)...
And my favorite, a big flower...
For each of the other quilts that I have done on the HQ16, I have "signed" my initials in thread, and didn't know if I should do it for this one as it will be a gift. As I got to the last block, I thought the center square would be a pretty inconspicuous place to put my initials, so here they are.


I was hoping to get back to my orangey UFO tonight, but started taxes instead...fun, fun. It always amazes me how much I still need to find/pull together to complete them, which is why I start early. So far, so good though...right now we're looking at a $1 payment - you can't get any closer than that - and the only things left that I have to put in are deductions, so the end result should be in our favor...which means more toys for the HQ for me! Hahaha....I don't know that Mike will agree :)

3 comments:

Gina said...

What great quilting. I love the wavy echo quilting

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Sara said...

I really like all the differnt designs and how fun to "hide" your initials!

Bethany said...

Love the quilting! You did great!