Saturday, April 30, 2016

UFO out of the bag and on the WALL!!

This is what happens when a project sits in a bag, pinned to a piece of flannel for almost two years.  In the Spring of 2014, Jacquie Gering came to the London Friendship Quilter's guild as our speaker and workshop leader.  I went to the Stitch and Flip workshop and came home full of enthusiasm for my new project!  I had pinned all of the squares to the flannel design wall and carefully rolled it up so I would not lose any pieces or where they were supposed to go in the quilt.

 This week, after careful aging (LOL) of this project,  I laid the flannel out on the floor outside my sewing room and carefully took two squares off at a time to press them and place them on my design wall. There were a lot of squares on my piece of flannel so this took most of one evening!

I cut out some more squares for the background (they are 3.5" squares, in case you were wondering)

Before I added the background squares, this is how it looked.

When Christine was here this past week for our sewing night, I added leaves to the stems and stems to the purple flowers. I also made one more purple flower.

My garden needed some butterflies!  This is how my design wall looks now.  I am ready to sew all of the squares together. It will be challenging to keep everything going the right way and in the right order.  I will keep my seam ripper close by,  just in case.
Speaking of gardens, I have a few flowers growing in mine...
These are the buds for the yellow flowers on my Oregon Grape Holly bush.

I will post a picture when my quilted garden is put together!


  1. That's a project I need to get unrolled too! At least it's only 2 years old LOL. I have a couple baby quilts to deal with and maybe I'll haul it out of its hiding spot after that :-). Yours is looking good!

  2. Look like you aged it to just the right spot - looks fabulous! Perfect spring happy quilt.

  3. Love it! May steal some of those ideas for a baby quilt I need to make.

  4. Oh I love your quilty garden and your real one as well...lovely spring blooms! :)

  5. Oh I love your quilty garden and your real one as well...lovely spring blooms! :)

  6. Wow!! Your fabric garden is gorgeous!! Unfortunately, I know all too well what UFOs look like after being jumbled up in a bag for a long period of time! ;) And so are all your blooms...don't you just love this time of year?! :)

  7. How interesting! Your garden will be fabulous. I also like your real flowers, particularly the little buds. :-)

  8. This looks like great progress as it goes up on the wall. I am looking forward to seeing it finished!!
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  9. Love the look of this project! I smiled when I read "after careful aging". Ha ha!

  10. Your garden is growing beautifully -- well, both: the quilt and the outdoor one. I love your little star/flower blocks.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @,