Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Finish - 05/19/17

I'm excited about today's finish because it is the oldest UFO, well that isn't exactly true, I have a couple of tops that are older, but no other UFOs or fabric bundles older than this one. I received a jelly roll for Christmas in 2012 from Tom and Mecca. I knew right away I wanted to make a coin quilt out of it, and so I sewed the strips together, then sub cut those into groups and made the groups into columns and then it sat and sat and sat. I couldn't make up my mind on what to use for the sashing. I thought black, then grey, then white, and then another batik, but just couldn't commit to any of them. Every time I would straighten the sewing room I would find these and think I need to finish that, but then I would go around and around with myself on what color to do for the sashing.

I knew that if I was going to get it done, I needed to put it on my list for this year and it became my May top to complete. Even then I still debated about what color to use for the sashing. I wanted something that would highlight the great colors of the jelly roll, but also blend in some too.


I finally took the strips an laid out on my long arm and then put the Kona Card and Bella Solids card that I have up against them, and finally picked Washed Black by Bella Solids. Then I had to order the fabric, so I started off a little late, but since it was only sashing it went together really quickly.

I finished the quilt on Monday, but the wind was blowing really hard, so no chance to photograph it. Then Sharla was sick, then errands after work and then rain predicted. I tried to snap a couple of photos before the rain came, but the wind was still playing tricks on me.


Every time I fixed one corner another one would curl up, so I gave up and said this is as good as it is going to get. I really love the colors in this and I think it is going to be a nice size lap quilt when I'm done. Since I had already dropped Sharla off at work it was just me against the wind and the wind won.


This is my one monthly goal for May, so yeah I met my goal. I'm still making progress on the #100days100blocks2017 and will show everyone week two block on Sunday. Sharla has battled a bug a couple of times this month, so she she has some work to do, but she is staying current with her 100 blocks too. I will link this up with Elm Street Quilts at the end of the month. And I am linking up with Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict,  Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation, Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts, Thank Goodness It's Finshed Friday @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework and Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts. And I'll be back on Sunday to report my numbers for the week and show you our blocks for the week.

17 comments:

  1. Hi Shauna,
    Such a pretty quilt! Don't you feel accomplished just getting that top finished. Next time you straighten or clean you won't have it nagging at you. You committed to the sashing and I think it was a good choice. ~smile~
    Roseanne

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  2. YAY for the finish!! That is a great quilt!

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  3. The coal frames the colors so nicely! Congratulations on turning your oldest UFO into a finished quilt top. It glows!

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  4. Your quilt top looks great! The sashing is the perfect colour!

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  5. Very pretty finish. Hurray for finishing an older UFO. That always feels so good.

    Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  6. It's so nice - what great colours!!

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  7. Awesome! I love the colors set against the dark sashing.

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  8. Stunning! Love those colors against the black. Congrats for getting your May goal done already.

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  9. Congratulations on meeting your goal. Such pretty fabrics used.

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  10. It's beautiful! Thanks for linking to Finished or Not Friday where your quilt is featured this week!

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  11. Pretty! I love those colors, and the dark sashing is quite nice.

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  12. Such beautiful colors. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  13. I love that these are not typical rainbow colors. Lovely!

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  14. Good job! I love the colors and sense of movement.

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  15. Love it! Making a coin quilt is on my list of 'want-to-do's'!

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  16. I love the quilt top! The colors are gorgeous and you picked a wonderful sashing. Sometimes I too have a hard time making a decision about colors. You did a good job.

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  17. So colorful - what a great finish for May's OMG challenge!
    The blue sashing is a stunning choice.

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