Saturday, October 1, 2011

UFO challenge completed

My UFO challenge for September was our Quilt Guild Challenge. We were given a fat quarter of this large print and one other fat quarter, mine being green. We could use up to 4 other fabrics.












This quilt is about 20" x 26". I decided to do a mosaic. It was very tedious and I spent hours with tweezers placing every 1/4" to 1/2" square, pre backed with fusible, on to the black background fabric. Turned out the fusible wasn't holding very well and I had to end up covering it with tulle (netting) and machine quilt between the tiny squares! More work than I expected but I did like the outcome and, it was well received.

My #5 UFO is The Big Easy, a quilt I made in a mystery class over 2 years ago. I love it and hope to finish it this month but I'm lecturing and teaching to 2 quilt guilds this month and might not have time. But, we're all busy, right?

Hope the rest of you are able to finish yours!

Thank you Judy for giving us the little push we needed to finish so many of our UFOs this year!

8 comments:

Donna~~ said...

Wow--you have a lot of patience--I can't imagine having to use tweezers! (I'd sneeze) It is lovely and very creative! Congrats on your finish! Hope you can find time for October's UFO too!

Carol said...

I love mosaics but can't imagine having the patience to do one with 1/4" squares of fabrics! Your finish is wonderful!

Debbie said...

That mosaic quilt is just beautiful. Lots of work, apparently, but the final product is a winner!

Love the other quilt as well. The border fabric is gorgeous!

Katie said...

1/2 to 1/4" pieces? I think you just might have a little problem with crazy! It's beautiful and well worth the efforts, but definitely not something I'd have patience for. I like this month's UFO, too. Good luck getting it finished witha ll else you have going on.

Rachel's Quilts said...

Love your mosaic quilt - it's beautiful! Congrats on the finish.

JCnNC said...

That mosaic is beautiful and it was a challenge. Looking forward to Octobers finish also. Judy C

Suzanne said...

The mosaic is beautiful. Not sure I would have the patience to do it.

Heather said...

That mosaic is amazing! I can't imagine myself ever having that kind of patience! Congrats on your finish and good luck with October. It's gonna be fabulous!