Saturday, May 8, 2010

UFO Progress

Lately I have been in the mood to start some new projects, but I have a hard time doing that with a clear conscience when I have UFO's crying out to be completed.  (Yes, I know.  I have always been a little dramatic.)   So, I have been trying to spend at least a little time every evening hand-quilting on this wall-hanging. 
The pattern (called "Aussie") is from issue number 60 of Quiltmania, a French quilt magazine, published in 2008.  I was flipping through the magazine at Borders Books and ended up buying it just for this pattern.  Mine will finish at about 44" square, a little smaller than the pattern as published.
When I bought the magazine I had recently made a quilt for one of my sons using all Oriental prints, so I thought this would be a good companion piece.  I was able to use all but one of the fabrics from that quilt in the wall-hanging.  
This is the Oriental prints quilt, a 96" x 106" Glorified Nine-Patch I made in a workshop taught by Toby Lischko.  She teaches a technique that makes curved piecing a cinch, so if you ever have the opportunity try to take one of her classes.  She is a very talented lady.

I used a red and black dragon print for the border in this quilt and repeated it in the "shadows" on the wall-hanging.  
Here's a close-up of the quilting............
........and a picture of how I used two left-over blocks (and a fun dragon iron-on applique I found at Wal-Mart) on the back of the quilt. 

I don't have a whole lot left to do on the wall-hanging, so I am thinking that I may be able to check off one of my UFO's real soon and maybe start something new.   I'll let you know when I do!


Mimi said...

Woohoo! Well you already know that I love the larger quilt, but what a great idea for using up the scraps for the smaller wallhanging...and then to use the dragon fabric for the shadows! I never would have thought of that, but it is beautiful. Keep up the good work. It feels so good to get UFO's off the pile.

Bonnie said...

I really love your wall hanging Sandy. Don't you just love what you can do with fabric?