A UFO Finish for Friday!

Yes, I finished UFO #12 for 2021!

This seems like it was a difficult finish. First, I didn’t have the right red to go with the panel. That made is necessary to BUY fabric. I found some grunge and … it worked … and was perfect for enhancing this panel block!

Then I quilted it and was very pleased to be done … until I looked at the back … on the last 2 rows of swirls … GROAN … 2 and a half days later, the stitching was all removed.

I changed the needle and started re-doing the quilting … and I was checking every 12 inches or so … but it was fine! YAY!!! Doesn’t this look much better?? Perhaps this lesson taught me that I need to change the needle more often??

Yesterday, the binding went on … photo shoot happened and it is DONE!!! YAY!!!

I’m so pleased that it is done!!! Another UFO kicks the dust!!! This also means that I have completed the minimum number of UFOs to achieve my PHD in 2021. (HUGE GRIN!)

This quilt was made from 2 separate panels … one bought at St. Jacob’s in Ontario and other bought in Pennsylvania … probably a few years apart. The batting is Hobbs 80/20 and the quilting is done with Glide thread.

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33 thoughts on “A UFO Finish for Friday!

  1. Hi Gail, congrats on your finish! You did a great job with those swirls – what a lesson to learn! I just featured your quilt on Free Motion Mavericks. It’ll be published shortly. Thanks for linking up 🙂 Take care.

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  3. Congratulations on finishing your PHD and it’s only July! Hard to believe that those were 2 different panels – they went together beautifully!

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  4. Congratulations on a UFO finish and lovely quilting! Yes the grunge worked perfectly. Thanks for the reminder on changing the needle too!

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  5. UFO finish number TWELVE for you already, and the year is only half finished!!! Congratulations! And we’ve all been there with the seam ripper…. Horrible work, ripping, but so worth it when the ugly stitches are gone and there are beautiful stitches in their place!

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  6. Great finish on the panels. I don’t buy panels often but it’s so nice to see successful quilts using them. I can’t say how many UFOs I’ve finished this year. I don’t think very many.

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    • Thanks, Bonnie.
      These panels were bought years ago and while working with them, I re-discovered why I don’t like panels … they are NOT straight and there needs to be a lot of fudging! 🙂


  7. Nice finish. Feels good, right. I have 4 quilts waiting for binding, one day next week hopefully I will get at least one done. I’m enjoying the summer mystery so thank you for doing this.

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