Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Herding and branding UFO's


I've hunkered down a bit the past week...hiding from the heat! Determined to clear out a few UFO's this summer I have made a pile and started "kitting" them up so there is no excuse not to work on them whenever I have a minute or an ounce of extra energy. MY Dh looked at my "organized" piles with their post-it notes and called it branding time....
I did finish a quilt-top from the UFO pile. Not my oldest UFO but not my newest either. I have a set of 6-7 blocks from the 1940's with this pattern (BB #1654, Richmond or Pinwheel) and I had wanted to reproduce them for a long time. In the end instead of reproducing them in pastels I went for my reproduction stack instead.

Now this moves to the "to be quilted" pile...which is getting alarmingly large again!

14 comments:

Loris said...

I like the block you chose. Nice work getting organized! It really makes a difference for me too.
Love pats to the sweet kitty :-)

Janet O. said...

I like the "branding time" comment. Cute. This quilt looks so rich and interesting. I was trying to visually break down the block and mentally draw a pattern when I realized I have made this block before, structurally. But the coloring was so different in the ones I made that I didn't realize it was this same pattern. I love yours so much more. The simplest elements can yield the most interesting quilts. I love it in the reproduction prints. Beautiful quilt!!

*karendianne. said...

Gosh I love these blocks and this quilt. Really dig the variety in the cornerstones, too. Fantastic. *karendianne.

sewkalico said...

My DH bought a tennis racket stringing machine and is teaching himself to use it, I said I wished it was a longarm machine and that he learnt to use it!!
A great quilt top!

regan said...

Another beautiful quilt.....love it in the reproductions.

Cathy said...

Someday I will get things organized. lol I love your quilt and am glad you went the reproduction fabrics. Hugs.

QBG said...

Love the picture of your little furry buddy. Your fabric choices for this quilt are great. Lots of impact.

SubeeSews said...

It is so amazing that a switch of fabric can produce such different blocks. I know it happens but it is so cool to see it. Your fabric choice was perfect!
I need you to come and help me organize my UFO's!
XOXOXO Subee

judith lockhart said...

Wow, what a pretty top! Definitely needs to become a quilt. The colors are so pretty and more vibrant than you usually think of repro fabrics.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love it! That is a great block!

Dawn said...

What a beautiful combination of fabrics. I like the block and your sashing choice is perfect.
Great quilt!

Merilyn said...

Absolutely wonderful!!!! I'm afraid my collection of 'to be quilted' tops is also larger than I want it to beLOL!!!

Tonya Ricucci said...

beautiful. always loved this one. I need to do some of that herding and branding too. sigh.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a stunning top...it is going to be a fabulous quilt!