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Saturday, July 28, 2018

UFO Project List August Update

Hello Blogger friends!

Yay!  I actually found time to get back to crafting.  Yes, I'm still the General Contractor for our home renovation project.  There has been some "down-time" while waiting for the work to be done, and I've used that time wisely.  I've read a book...The Tenth Island by Diana Marcum, taken a couple of weekends away, and have finished two quilts!  And...one was on the UFO list!

Name Current Status Date Finished
1 2015 Christmas Pages Finished! 2/10/2018
2 2015 Christmas Pages Finished! 4/19/2018
3 2015 Christmas Pages Finished! 4/20/2018
4 Seeing Red Quilt Top, back done.  Ready for quilting
5 T-Shirt Quilt Fabrics gathered
6 Patterns II Quilt Finished! 1/31/2018
7 Prairie Cupboard Quilt Finished! 7/25/2018
8 Colonial Williamsburg Ornament Book Materials gathered
9 Mary's Quilt Top done.
10 Baby Quilt Finished! 2/21/2018
11 Fran Memorial Book Finished! 2/9/2018
12 Towne Square Quilt Finished! 2/3/2018

Yes, friends, I have finished the Prairie Cupboard quilt.  Looking back at previous posts, I don't think I ever shared it with you...shame on me.  I recall making this quilt last September, so it languished in UFO status less than one year (which is a short time, compared to some of the others, LOL).  A lucky quilt, indeed.

Here's some details and a photo of the finished quilt:

Finished size:  50" x 61"
Pattern:  Strip Off by G. E. Designs.  I purchased it as a kit from Pine Street Quilts in Marinette, Wisconsin.  Pattern includes details for cirb, lap and twin size quilts.   It would also a good stash-busting quilt!
Details:  This was an easy and fun quilt to piece.  The pattern itself calls for 2 1/2" WOF strips.  The strips in the kit were precut.  I didn't care for several of the fabrics, so I substituted from my stash.  I wanted to convey a country theme to the fabric selection.  Basically, you make a strip set then subcut into smaller pieces.  Add a diagonal corner to each set, voila! your block is made.  Add sashing with cornerstones, sew rows together and DONE! 
Quilting:  I chose to quilt it in an edge-to-edge free motion meander.

I decided to name this quilt Prairie Cupboard, because many of the fabrics reminded me of some of the primitive fabric collections I've seen.  This quilt will remain in my own collection.  I plan to use it for display in late summer and early autumn.

All for now...next time I'll share the other quilt I finished in July!  Till then...

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