Wednesday, January 12, 2011

FINISH #1 OF 2011 (UFO #6)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Diamonds In" is completed!!!!! I am so very glad I kept the white/beige background. It really allows the diamonds to stand out and makes this a very contemporary quilt. The only challenge---since I used a jelly roll of 45 strips, there is some repeats---nothing I can do about it. I did add a couple of orphan strips so that helped a bit. It is queen size and isn't asking for a border. I am going to have a look in my stash for a appropriate binding. I think as I have been doing a lot lately, I will do a faux piping so I can bind it by machine---we'll see. This is a GREAT first finish. Since there is a lot of "white" space, again, I will use a busy panto. I am thinking of keeping the one I already have loaded. The round edges of it should go well with the sharp corners of the diamonds. I feel pretty good!!!

I am ready for the Feb. UFO for sure----oops better not get too "cocky"----I have quite a few UFO's on that list that will not be as easy or fun to finish!



  1. Congrats on your finish! The quilt is really pretty.

  2. Congratulations. That's how you knock them out. Can't wait to see it quilted. I know I owe you an email. I got so excited and then I never wrote back. Look for it soon. Lane

  3. Love it! Doesn't it feel great to finish another one??!! A couple more snow days to go....
    I think you are right -- it isn't calling out for a border is it?


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