Wednesday, October 3

Chipping away at the UFO pile

I've been working on my "finish what you have" basket. I'm happy to say that I'm making progress!

I've been working on quilting this quilt. My friend, Gwen, had started the quilting but was having a hard time making progress with a 5 month old baby and a house in the middle of a remodeling project (imagine that?! LOL!). So I got it back and have been busily stitching on it.

It's hard to see the quilting on the front, so here's a picture of the back.

I've just got that little bit on the left to go and then I can bind it. What color binding would you suggest? I'm thinking either a kelly green or khaki/tan. I'd love ideas/opinions! I'm going shopping for binding fabric either tomorrow or Friday night.

I've also put my "intended for nothing" granny squares together. I'm in the midst of weaving in the loose ends. Then it needs some edging and it's done.

I'm not all that thrilled with it. I don't love all those colors together. I could have done a better job arranging them (that dark green at the bottom should be switched with the light green on the bottom corner, yes?). Not what I would have done if it were a project I had thought through from the beginning.

I just had an urge to make a few grannies when everything else started making them. I never really had a plan for them. Silly, yes?

But it is made with a really soft yarn. I have no idea what to do with it though. Anyone need a somewhat ugly, yet soft, baby blanket?

Isn't Mr. Squirrel cute!? I saw him yesterday (at Target) when I was out doing a bit of shopping. He had to come home with me!


Gwen said...

OMG, the SQUIRREL! Do tell where you found him. Please, please, please! I need one!

Thimbleanna said...

I've always loved that star pattern on your quilt -- very pretty. I like the green idea, or maybe blue for the binding.

Journeying said...

Definitely green for the binding with the colors, especially the batik border - and I have a small piece of exactly the same fabric!! So cool!
I'm glad you show the quilt backs - I've always loved looking at the backs, and I really love muslin backs like the old quilts of the Depression era.

Daughter of the King said...

love this little guy..might have to make a trip to target

Renee said...

I love that squirrel!! Man, do I need a Target.