Sunday, 25 February 2018
Finishing UFOs - or trying to
APQ UFO challenge this year. I ignored it, as the Patchwork Times pick was big/hard enough. But it's been gnawing at my brain, so I finally decided I should at least figure out a backing for it. I really didn't want to buy any fabric, since the top is entirely from scraps.
First I pulled out some gold/purple fabrics. But that would have cleaned me out of those colours, and the quilt is already pretty strong in those colours. So I went back to the closet, realized I have a ton of green that I really need to use up, and decided that a 2-sided, completely different, reversible quilt would be the way to go.
Foolishly, I didn't pull the top out at the time. I just dug into my memory of the giant scrappy swoon, knew it was a square quilt and pretty big. So I decided the squares must have been 4" each, and the quilt finished at 96x96". Perfect. I designed a back for it, using 4 large swoon blocks (40" each), and some sashing. That went to my last retreat, and I was thrilled when I finished it while I was there.
Back to the drawing board I guess (and now I have another UFO to add to the pile).