Saturday, 2 February 2013

"Cop out" complete and February UFO plans

I mentioned in my last post that I had a quilt almost done, so I wasn't putting it on my "Get it done" list this month, because that would be a cop out.  But I still wanted to get it done!  So, I sat down with it last night to put the binding on.  And here it is.  One project complete in February, even if it's not on a list.

This quilt was lots of fun to make.  I did it at retreat last November, with a new ruler I'd just bought ("Cut-A-Round").  Perfect circles, every time.  No applique, no tracing - just fold and cut. And I was thrilled when I uncovered the last little bit of background fabric during a clean up last weekend.  Just enough fabric to make the binding.  I think I have a 3 inch strip left over.  Not bad for a completely unplanned quilt made from scraps.

This is the quilt I wanted my long arm extension base for.  One I got one that fit properly, it worked great!  Lots of nice straight lines in my cross-hatching for this quilt.  I made myself a ruler with a 1.5" mark on it, so I only had to mark the quilt every 3 inches.

And a close up of some of the circles.

 Here's a peak at the backing.  Just a single piece of fabric, nothing special.  But I love all the little circles in the design.  And luck was with me.  The quilt is just under 40" wide, so no piecing of the backing was necessary.

I'm not counting this one for my "Lovely Year of Finishes" February UFO, because I knew it would be done so quickly.  So what's on that list?  This star quilt that I made last year.  The pattern is on my pattern page (see the links at the top).  And I'm going to jump into feathers this time, and see how my long arm skills hold up.  Here's hoping I don't get totally frustrated - this quilt wants to be done this month.

Check out more February UFO plans over at SewBitterSweetDesigns.

Linking up this finish over at Such a Sew and Sew