Saturday, June 4, 2011

A little Amish UFO

I pulled the box last night for #8 on my UFO Challenge list, Amish Stripes. This box has waited for many years to be emptied of its paper-pieced blocks.  I did not enjoy the process although I liked the colors I chose for the stripes along with that Kona black.  These were being made for a swap that I dropped out of late due to only completing 1/3 of the blocks as the deadline neared, and they certainly held no additional appeal for the guilt and shame at my failure!

Some were already trimmed and paper removed, some trimmed but still with paper, and the rest only stitched.  Removing the paper is surely tedious but there were only 20 blocks for the layout I chose.

This morning I got up early and sewed the top from this layout.  Luckily I have plenty of the Kona black to back and bind the quilt.  I'm keeping it simple!  This 4 x 5 setting will finish at 24 x 30 inches for a small-sized wallhanging.  I'd like to finish this little project by the end of the weekend, as it has a special destination I'll reveal in a few days. 

Next up for today is completing another pillowcase for Carol, of Brown Quilts, who has been collecting patriotic pillowcases for her friend, which she tells about HERE.  I volunteered to make two, and finished one several evenings ago.  Pics to follow! 

8 comments:

Barb said...

Looks fabulous....

jovaliquilts said...

I really like black with brights! But I've never paper-pieced string blocks, and I bet that would make it much less fun. Does make them exact, though!

Stephanie said...

Love the brights with the black. A winning combo always.

Joyful Quilter said...

I really like your little Amish quilt. I don't mind pulling the paper off of paper pieced items, I just put in a movie with a cutie hunk in it and rip away. ;o)

Pokey said...

Good for you for marking another ufo off the list! It will be a nice gift...? The colors are definitely cheerful!
:-}pokey

*karendianne. said...

Oh Annie this is a simply brilliant creation. I love it!!!

Michele said...

It looks amazing.....I love the colors! You must be so happy with it :-) I finished two pillowcases for Carol yesterday. I forgot how fun they were to make. I can't wait to see yours :-)

Kate said...

Very pretty. Love the brights with the black.