Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cut Loose and Fancy Free – 2012 UFO Challenge for August

Quilt #101
Cut Loose and Fancy Free

This UFO was #7 on my list for Judy Laquidara's UFO Challenge for an August finish.

So far I have completed every challenge. Feels great to get all these quilts finished.

Cut Loose and Fancy Free was a guild project where a strip was made each month. All the strips but 2 are liberated blocks (no patterns), hence the name.

This is what I started with:

It needed to be set, quilted, labelled and bound. Strips measures 30” long.

I decided to set it simply with plain fabric strips that were cut 2” and 2½” wide and not bother with any additional borders.

I used all the threads in the picture below on the top and emptied several bobbins left over from other projects on the back.

I had originally thought of quilting it with a simple diagonal grid but then remembered Diane Gaudynski's background design that she calls Diane-shiko. I have done this design half this size and that was a lot easier to control, but do I like it even if it is a little wonky in spots.

Here are details of all the rows:

The back is a light fabric and unfortunately a few of the reds ran when I blocked the piece even through all the fabrics had been washed.

 Instead of a label I stitched the information right on the quilt back prior to quilting.
The binding was cut across a white and navy striped fabric. 

Happy to have this one done.  Number 11 is the pick to complete in September.

Quilt Name: Cut Loose and Fancy Free
Description: Row by Row type quilt
Pattern: original
Size: 20” x 42½”
Fabrics: 100% cotton
Predominant colours: Scrap, all colours
Construction Techniques: pieced, appliqued and liberated block set in rows
Back: 100% cotton
Batting: cotton
Edge finish: Double fold french binding
Quilting: Free motion quilted on Domestic Machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Sleeve: yes
Label: yes
Date completed: 2012
History: started at guild (2007) where rows were made each month
Maker: Terry Whyte

1 comment:

Louisa said...

Such fun! I like all your blocks, but especially the trees. The quilting design is great, too.