Sunday, July 15, 2012

UFO #6 - June

I am making progress!!!

This is my June Un-Finished Object.

I found this beauty - well, the pieces - in a rectangular Tupperware container about the shape of a piece of notebook paper.  On my bookshelf in the sewing room.  It was well stored - with the extra fabric carefully folded into the box.

My Mom had started this project - and never finished it.  She had sewn all the blue and yellow pieces together and had attached them to the "leaf-shaped" pieces of white fabric.  I had never sewn curvy quilt seams (although I have done a significant number of clothes with sleeves that require curvy seams) so I got to try something new - finishing the piecing for these four circles.

My goal for this UFO was to practice fancy quilting on my machine.  
Maybe you can see it better in the photo below:

I WAS going to try free-motion quilting again (remember: I tried that for the first time for the April UFO) but I was really trying to do some exact quilting on this pretty Double Wedding Ring table topper.  So I first used my walking-foot to quilt the wedding rings. Then I just used my 1/4 inch foot to do the fancy curves and points.

The last time I did fancy quilting, I used thread the same color as the back of the quilt, so the quilting was not very visible.  This time I used a gray thread in the bobbin so the back shows the quilt work.

I also used just a single layer of fabric for the binding so that it is just barely a quarter inch on the front and on the back.  As a table topper, this will also keep the edges from having a raised lip.

For now, I am going to use it on my Grandmother's treadle machine that sits in our entry-way.

I'm linking to  Patchwork Times.




1 comment:

  1. You did a beautiful job on these blocks. They deserved to be finished. You have them displayed in a perfect spot.


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