Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Battle of the UFOs is WON!

I finally finished two very old UFOs.  

The first is this double wedding ring quilt that I started about 10 years ago.  I finished the top in early 2013, but didn't get it quilted until much later in the year.  The binding was one of my "waiting" projects for the past few months, but it's finally finished.  I just gave it to a dear friend and her new husband as a wedding gift.  Their journey is a love story like none other.

The second one is a pattern called SnapShot by Terry Atkinson from this pattern book.   I have used several Atkinson patterns over the years and have found them easy to follow.  I bought the pattern and the fabric about 5+ years ago from my LQS, Pennington Quilt Works, to make a quilt for my son's room.  He's since moved rooms, changed colors and is now away at college.   LOL!  

I still really love the fabrics and color combination, so I decided this was going to get done.   I put the top together last spring, found a backing fabric over the summer, and then sent it to be quilted in the fall.  I was planning to machine bind it, but then my machine broke down.  I just finished hand binding and I am excited to finally make a quilt for my home!

Both quilts were quilted by the talented Diana Leslie of Langhorne.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will continue to follow me on my quilting and sewing adventures.