One Month Gone, One UFO Busted

The first month of 2014 has come and gone. Didn’t it go fast? It sure did for me! I got quite caught up in January making blocks for my Reach for the Stars sampler quilt (see the three posts directly under this one) but still managed to complete a five-year-old Unfinished Object.

That would be Checkerboard Square, designed by Alex Anderson and featuring her line of fabric, Never Enough Romance, for P&B Fabrics. My progress as of Jan. 12:

2014-1, 5 BlueWhite top in progress
Checkerboard Square, Underway

 

As of Jan. 30, the inner section of the quilt was pieced:

2014-2 Checkerboard Square before borders
58″ x 75″ Before Borders

 

And on the last day of the month I got the borders sewn on. I had to wait till today to photograph the completed top outdoors. I woke up to overcast skies and no breeze – perfect! — but by the time I was ready to take photos, the sun had come out and was reaching for the only part of the back deck — the arbor — where I could hang my quilt top. And a breeze had come along with the sun.

This is the best shot, taken between puffs of air that caused the quilt to billow:

2014-2 Checkerboard Square 2
Checkerboard Square Quilt Top, Finished

The top measures 75½” x 92½”. I added an inch and a half to the outer borders so it’s about 3″ longer and wider than the pattern measurements. Sometime in February I’ll make a backing (and think up a name) for this top.

As much as I’d love to start work on the next Reach for the Stars block, there’s a different Work-in-Progress calling my name, one that needs a little free motion quilting. I’m gearing up for it.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

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7 Responses to One Month Gone, One UFO Busted

  1. Diane says:

    This is so wonderful Nubs! The selection of fabrics is just perfect. How DO you do it??

  2. Jennifer Thacker says:

    Dawn!
    This looks wonderful! Congratulations on completing another project!

  3. Sherri says:

    Dawn,
    That quilt is gorgeous! I love the fabrics you picked!

  4. Pam Grogan says:

    Beautiful! I just finished two UFO’s last night and I’m off to drop them off at the quilter. Thank you, thank you for giving me a push.

  5. Love that blue toile! Makes me think of a variation of an Irish Chain quilt. Feels so good to get UFOs done – right?

  6. Chas says:

    Terrific! I really like the effect of the four corner blocks. Second feast for eyes when I get home Thursday.

  7. It’s absolutely gorgeous Dawn. My UFO’s are all something that needs FMQ. I don’t have a quilter nearby, and it’s awfully expensive.
    Have fun

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