I pulled out a UFO the other day. (I'm determined to get as many finished this year as I can.)
This particular quilt top was started in 2011 when I participated in a block swap involving "made fabric." That's when you take your small scraps and sew them together, then use that "made fabric" in other projects. Some people call them crumb quilts. If you google "crumb quilts" or search Pinterest for them you will see some great quilts made that way. Here are some examples.
This week, determined to get something checked off my list, I pulled it out and started to play. At first, I thought I would put a small black inner border and then use made fabric for the outer border working my way around the top with red, then yellow, then teal, purple, blue, etc. I wan't motivated to do that much work, though. Lately, I've seen a lot of quilts with a pop of black and white stripes so I thought I'd do something with that. It works.
What to do for the backing was another tough decision. (I'm not used to making all these decisions without input from Sweet Adorable Hubby, but he was out of town, so I had to do the best I could!)
Thinking I would use a black on white print I dug through my stash and, instead, came up with these very cool prints. I had about 5 yards of each. I remember buying these at Hancock's of Paducah a while back when I was at a retreat at Kentucky Lake.
Here's the backing I came up with.
Now, it's basted and ready to quilt.
That's the goal for this coming week. Checking off another UFO from the list will be so fun!
I'm linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I'll wait until it's finished before I ask for a Whoop Whoop!