Monday, January 14, 2013

2 for 1.

I'm going to keep my New Years Quilt goals really simple.  That's where the 2 for 1 comes in.  My  goal this year will be to finish at least 2 UFOs for everyone I start.  It's like climbing stairs, 2 up and one back; it takes awhile but eventually you will get to the top of the stairs!  I tried making a list but I had to stop counting at about 35...I think my 2 for 1 approach will work better for me. So to keep to my resolution I've manged to quilt two tops in the past couple of weeks.  I finished this top last Spring.
  I did some fancy laser guided patterns in the quilting.
I think maybe I should have used a more neutral thread in the batik patches, there were a lot of light fabrics and the dark thread is kinda distracting. You can see the pattern better on the back.
I like the way the pattern came out in the squares but I'm not so sure it was worth the effort in the border.  It takes quite a bit of time to set these kind of patterns up on the long arm machine. The other top I quilted is from a long ago set of blocks from a swap.
These were orphan blocks from a swap from about 12 years ago.  They did not seem to me "to go together" very well but with a little fiddling and some pretty border fabrics I think it turned out well enough for a donation quilt?!  And another UFO bites the dust!  Funny thing is now I'm really in a finish 'um up mood.  So instead of starting something new I put another top on the frame!  Go team!
cheers, Claire W.


  1. Is the laser guided pattern the leafy /flowery thing or the wavy lines?

    Hehe the way you all fight against that UFO-mountain, I think I'm goign to make sure I never get that far. Though that's a problam at the moment - I ran out of batting.

  2. Fun! Woop! Woop! I don't see anything distracting about your thread color.
    The basket quilt is so pretty.

  3. I just love the scrappy quilt. I love the way you pieced all the little bits together to make the strips of color. I can see me making one of these. What a great idea for tackling all those UFO's.