June 05, 2013

WIP Wednesday - UFO no longer!

When I pulled this abandoned project out last week I was amazed to discover how close it was to being finished. I can't remember exactly why I set it aside, but I only needed to finish one block and then assemble the whole thing. Done and done!
The pattern is Blast Off! by Debby Kratovil
The border fabrics aren't actually graduated, they just look that way in the light coming through the living room window.

I've even started quilting it. So far I have done a little SID around the blocks and big, loopy FMQ in the green bug blocks.
I had the backing fabric in my stash already. I'm sure some little boy will love all those cars, trucks and buses.

I've also made progress on my hexie flower quilt. All 56 flowers are now cut and basted, so I've started cutting the blue pieces that will go between the flowers. As I'm sure you can understand, I couldn't resist laying out a couple of flowers with the blue pieces once I had a few basted.

I really like how the bright flowers pop against the dark blues. Last time I posted about this quilt I said I needed 300+ blue hexagons. As I was laying these ones out I realized that was a mistake. Out came the calculator and I discovered I actually need 672! And that's only to make a ring around each block...I may need more to create a border of some sort once I get to that point. I think I figured it out correctly before I bought the blue fabric, but we'll see as I keep going. I now have 60ish blue hexagons basted, so I'm 1/10 of the way...leaving me with 600 or so to go!

The Say it with Flowers blog hop is over...what a lot of fabulous projects were featured this time around. You can see them all here. The winners of my two extra thread catchers are Scrapbook-ChickADoodle and Bonnie58. Emails have been sent to both. Congratulations ladies!

I'm linking up again today with Lee at Freshly Pieced. There are always lots of amazing projects on the go.


  1. holy toledo that is a lot of hexies!!! I trued hexies recently for the first time and I think it it just not for me lol

    I am stopping by from the WIP hop, hop on by if you can! http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/06/wip-wednesday-june-4th-edition.html

  2. Oh I love having a project ready to quilt! That is my favorite part of the process. I love the hexies on the dark blue! So pretty!

  3. Fantastic! It looks great and good for you for getting it done!

  4. All the little bugs are adorable in that quilt!


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