Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Super Star

It took me all year but I finally have a finished quilt.  This is my oldest UFO, a BOM I started back in the late 90s. I finished all the blocks more or less on time but they had been sitting in a box ever since waiting for me to put it all together.  This summer I finally pulled out the blocks and stitched them together and encouraged by Feel Good Fibers Declutter to Destash challenge I added this to the stack to drop off to be quilted.

The real star of this show is my amazing friend RebeccaLorenQuilts, her quilting took this one into the stratosphere!  

She turned this around in less than a week and I was able to slap the binding on (thank you to past me for being considerate enough to make a binding so I was ready to go:-)  Even better I had enough room in my suitcase to bring this one with me on vacation.

We had a Christmas movie marathon and I was able to tack the binding down and finally call this one done.

But seriously, that quilting!!!

It's interesting to finish a 20 year old quilt.  My sewing skills have definitely improved over the last two decades.  This is something I'd never make today but I'm thrilled with it now that it's done and happily it's going to a good home where it will be appreciated.  What's the oldest UFO you've ever finished?

Quilt Stats:

Finished quilt is 70" x 70"
Pattern:  Galaxy of Stars BOM by Jinny Beyer
Fabrics: Jinny Beyer Collection 
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient
Quilted by: the utterly amazing Rebecca Loren

1 comment:

  1. My oldest UFO that is now finished (yay!) was 17 years old. Like you, I found it interesting to realize how much my quilting skills had improved over the years. Your star quilt is very pretty. I like the variety of stars, and the quilting compliments them so well!