Friday, April 30, 2010

Old UFO Finished!


I finished it last night. Here it is hanging from the washing line with the wash, a little windy today so was hard to get a straight photo of it. This quilt has only three fabrics in it. The blue, pink and a multi print of tropical flowers. It is a Kaleidoscope block made using the Bethany Reynolds technique called Stack-n-Whack.

I had a few hiccups along the way; I had to unpick the binding and do again as the fabric was very stretchy, my darning foot came undone while quilting- I have a nicely bent needle (photo above); and I didn't quilt all last weekend as planned, because my husband took me to Marsden Cove to watch helicopters chasing speed boats! (photo below)

I think it's your turn to do some work now, so I have turned a picture of the centre of quilt into a jigsaw puzzle. Here's the picture you are trying to re-create, have fun. (use your mouse to drag puzzle pieces about)

19 comments:

  1. Hi Leeann

    Your quilt looks wonderful, congratulations on finishing a UFO.
    Jenny

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  2. Very cool quilt.

    Design a great day,
    Janet M. Davies - New Zealand
    http://www.jmddesigns.co.nz

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  3. wow awesome quilt Do you do all your quilting on that machine??

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  4. Thanks for that guys, and yes Viv I machine quilted the quilt on my Bernina 1130. I free motioned the centre of blocks and used the walking foot for the straight line quilting. Pleased to see the end of it since its been around since 2001 or 2002! Thinking I may give it away after the Quilt Show in July.

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  5. Your quilt is beautifual Leeann, and it is indeed an awesome feeling to complete a UFO! You are right about telling someone your intention, as then you feel more obligated to achieve the target you have set. Maybe you could put a price on the quilt in the exhibition?
    Donna

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  6. The puzzle is an awesome idea. I managed to do it!
    Cheers

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  7. You are all making me feel so good I may have to finish another quilt! Those coming to club next saturday don't be surpised if my head is to big to get through the door.

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  8. Oh wow... that quilt is amazing...w ell done on finishing....
    Hugs Dawn x x EQ7

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  10. Love the quilt and the puzzle!
    EQ7

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  11. This is beautiful! I did a "stack and whack" type quilt for Halloween and just love the results you can get. I totally shop for fabric differently now! EQ7

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  12. Your quilt is gorgeous. The puzzle is a fun idea. EQ7

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  13. Love the quilt! and the puzzle was great, I finished it too. EQ7

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  14. Such a beautiful quilt. I've always wanted to make a stack n whack. EQ7

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  15. Wow! beautiful quilt and the puzzle is so cool.EQ7

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  16. this was so cool, very fun! :) I followed the link to be able to create my own and added it to the HGTV board for those readers to play along... I may also choose a family photo and add to our family blog for family to play with. thanks! EQ7

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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  17. Love the quilt, your quilting is amazing, thats my next challenge to learn to quilt EQ7

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  18. GORGEOUS quilt for starters----and I love the idea of the jigsaw puzzle. How fun! What a wonderful gift, should you pass it on.

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