Best Blogger Tips
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Jan 16, 2012

Snowman Quilt Finish: A long time UFO

Jan 16, 2012
Pin It This quilt is a looooong time coming.  In fact, I would never have finished it if my kids hadn't found it in the depths of my sewing space and gotten excited about it.  I'm thinking I started this in 2008.... a time that was B.M.F.s (Before Modern Fabrics) for me...

I used to send my quilts off to a long arm quilter through a relative.  I would blindly hand over my quilt tops and tell them "do whatever" because at that point, anything the LAQ could do was way better than me.
When this one came back to me, it had the words "I {heart} snow" written along the border.  That was definitely not something I would have chosen.  My lackluster response to the quilting meant this quilt, although finished except for the binding and adding a few decorative buttons, was banished to the UFO pile for many years.

I'm glad I've finished it now.  After all, I paid some good money to have it quilted and my boys, 5 and 2, get real enjoyment out of novelty stuff like this.  It's hanging up for it's first winter in our house.
Feels good to check off a UFO!


This pattern is found in...

Pin It

8 comments:

  1. Looks cute! Can't wait to see it finished. Good on you, kids!

    ReplyDelete
  2. That's funny! I never realized you had a Before Modern period! Me too!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cute! Happy for you that you got something out of the UFO pile finished. Isn't that a wonderful feeling?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congrats on finishing the UFO! I'm working on some UFOs with BMFs, too. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Adorable! Isn't great to finish off those UFOs? Congrats!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yay! It feels so nice to complete things banished to that UFO pile, that's one of my resolutions for this year, every once in a while pop over to that pile and work on something!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I too had a before modern period, no UFOs finished to that degree though (plenty of kits however). If I can bring myself to do them up, they will go to relatives or for donation quilts, at any rate, practice pieces for FMQ. Glad your boys are liking your snowman.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Congrats on finishing this UFO. I had to laugh because I have some of this same fabric in my stash. Mine hasn't even made it to the UFO stage yet.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails