Friday, October 18, 2013

Dots in the Wind - a UFO finish

This quilt is finally finished!
I can't believe it took me so long.
That is not normal at all.

This is my Dots in the Wind quilt.
The blocks were made during the Dots on Dots Blog Hop back in July 2012. Then the quilt sat for months and months before I got around to actually putting the blocks together, adding the sashing and the scrappy border.
Then it sat around again for many months before I handing it off to my long arm quilter (before I bought my own). I really love the way this quilt turned out, all the bright and fun colors.
It just makes me happy looking at it.
I don't know what my hang up was getting this completed. Oh well.
I used up a bunch of leftover bits for a pieced backing and I love that too. Pieced backings are definitely more work but it makes the finished quilt that much more interesting.
No instructions were given to my quilter so she chose to do a butterflies and loops pattern in a pale green thread.
More scrappy leftover strips were used for the binding and I think it was the only way to go for this one.
I'm actually linking up today with Confessions of a Fabric Addict

15 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. It is such a happy quilt and looks wonderful too. I'm glad you finished it up.

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  2. aww that's really cute! ( I know that long arm note was for me- so I wouldn't slap you for not quilting it yourself) LOL

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  3. What a bright and fun quilt, Michele! And great quilting too! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF! and OctoberQuest 2 -- good luck!

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  4. Oh, how fantastic! Great color and movement - super finish.

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  5. It's beautiful! Congratulations on the finish!
    Carol

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  6. I really love this block. Great quilt!

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  7. Gorgeous quilt! It's so happy. I came over from Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

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  8. Your quilt is so beautiful. It makes me smile!

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  9. It's gorgeous, Michele - and doesn't it feel good to have another UFO done? Whoop whoop for you!

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  10. The whole finish is wonderful.....front, back and the stitching! "Happy" is definitely how it makes me feel, too!! Congrats......another UFO bites the dust!!!! Hugs.......

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  11. Yay! This is great! Love the wind-blown blocks. I need to get brave and use a scrappy binding sometime like this. Whee!

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  12. Scrappy and happy love it! Glad! Congrats only finally getting it finshed! I know that must feel wonderful since it was one that sat in stages along the way of being created.

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  13. Love those bright colors! blessings, marlene

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  14. I love your dots quilt! What a happy colors and beautiful back and binding! Congrats with your finish!
    Love from Amsterdam!

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