Earlier this year I had no personal UFO's. That did not mean that I didn't have any UFO's in my closet. I did have a box of my sister-in-law JoAnn's unfinished projects. After finishing my great grandmother's quilt, I decided to tackle some of the projects in the box.
The first one I finished was this small Sunshine and Shadow quilt. It is about 30 inches square. All it needed was binding. Why did it take me so long?
Then I took four six inch scalloped heart blocks.
I made a mini quilt with them which now hangs in my studio. It is about 16 inches square.
Then I pulled out her Americana quilt. I added a two inch border, basted it, and quilted it on my domestic sewing machine.
It is amazing to me how much quilting brings a quilt to life. What was once just a wonky quilt top is now pretty cute.
JoAnn designed this Americana quilt herself and taught others how to make it when she worked at a quilt shop. With the border it is about 34 by 38 inches.
Then I quilted her pineapple quilt on my domestic sewing machine. She had already marked some feathers on the blocks.
I added some straight lines and ribbon candy to finish it up.
The last quilt top in the box was her bargello. I quilted it on the long arm.
I tried to free hand the quilting and it got too wobbly. So I quilted most of it with a ruler.
It looks so pretty all finished.
There is a queen size quilt which only has a couple blocks sewn still in the box. It will have to wait until I have more time. But I'd love to finish it sometime because it is going to be beautiful.