Monday, November 15, 2010

Two more UFO tops done

The many checkerboards were connected with the large HSTs -- with a wonky star in the middle of where they came together.  Below the star and to the right you can see that not everything is really a checkerboard.  I used up some already pieced larger squares as well.  And a nine-patch is to the upper left of the star.

Here is the whole thing, currently hanging on the kitchen wall.  Not bad, I figure; and since there is very little "girly" about it, probably can go to a boy.

For the last three days I have been finishing a top that was started inn a Bonnie Hunter workshop last March.

I think I made 12 blocks during the workshop, and then continued on with leaders/enders.  They are all now together, except one which went into the orphan box.  I just finished the borders.

Since I started this project earlier THIS year, I don't count it as an ancient UFO. . .but  I set myself the goal this year of finishing my new starts (except three), so I needed to finish up this one.

I'm adding these two to the bag for Margaret's Hope Chest. I will drop them off on Wednesday, and they will take care of quilting and distributing them.  Maybe I can get one more top together for them by Wednesday.



* Charlie is on a mission trip to New Orleans for five days.  Glad he is able and willing. 
* Women's Chorus mini-concert last night went well
* leftover pizza for lunch


Scrappy quilter said...

I love the look of the first one. Great job.

Finn said...

I really, really like the first one alot Sara, very improv and it works well.
It's a very strong looking quilt. Should be no problem giving it to a guy!
I like the one from Bonnie's workshop as well, problem is it gets to looking so familiar. But still, a lot of work in the sewing of that one, and you did good to get so many more blocks finished!! Great idea to donate them, let me know how you want to count them for the challenge. They both seem finished to me *VBS*(You remember finished is in the eye of the beholder, right? ) Big hugs, Finn

Magpie Sue said...

I LOVE what you did with those checkerboards and the HST's! That's a fabulous top!