It's early in the month again, but my UFO for October is done already!
If you remember, my mom got me a jelly roll for my birthday last year...
And not quite a year ago, I took a week off work to have a stay-at-home quilt retreat. The hubby was out of town, so I set up to work in the living room and sewed like mad.
I had seen the Basket Case quilt pattern and liked it and thought these fabrics could be perfect, so let's get out that rotary cutter!
By the end of Tuesday, I had a top.
It needed borders and I wanted to do something a little fancier than the original pattern. And here it stalled out.
This is probably where it would be without Judy's UFO challenge. But this month she pulled its number, so I sat down and started cutting and sewing.
I knew I wanted a pieced border and, considering the limitations on piece size, I opted for flying geese over applique. But then should the geese go all the way around, or just part way?
(Emma is helping decide...or something...)
Though I was leaning towards part-way, I let bloggy friends help. Part way won and I'm glad. I made enough geese to go all the way around, so now I'll have something interesting to put on the back...if I ever finish it past a top...
So here it is...I guess you'd call that sideways since the longer side is hanging from the clothesline, but otherwise it dragged on the ground...
Well, a top finished, and that's all I required of myself for the UFO challenge.
After my last post, I went out and took this photo, along with quite a few others of tops I've been working on and have only shown pieces of. I'll save those for another post in a few days.