My very last UFO. This is a quilt top that I made back in 1984 and never finished. I remember designing it and feeling very creative in the design but then never finished it. I think I didn't finish it because I didn't know how to quilt it. At the time, I was hand quilting and it just had me stumped, so I put it away. A few times I would pull this top out but as the years went by I find it rather ugly, mostly the colors of black, gray, pink and burgundy....
Now I look at it and I love all the big negative spaces and have all kinds of ideas for quilting. The colors still are rather unappealing but I have always liked the modern design. I may even make another top in this pattern but with more appealing fabric choices.
When I show anyone this quilt top, I get quite a bit of teasing, mostly "1984 called and they want their quilt top back" but don't you think there is something about it that fits in to todays modern quilt movement?
The top has a bit of fullness so I will use a higher loft batting to help work out the floaters but I am impressed with my piecing as the points all match up nicely and the circle is perfectly round. The fabric...what can I say other than it was the 80's and fabric quality isn't what we can get in today's solids, so that might make the longarm quilting interesting.
But it's loaded on the longarm and I will share pictures as I progress with it.
If anyone has suggestions as to quilting or thread choices, I would love to hear from you.
just finished my trade show banner, this is the back side as it shows the quilting detail the best I love the little feather in the upper corner above the diamond I haven't been quilting many feathers but I will be doing more in the future
One of the local feral cats who I named Colonel Mustard. He loves walking along the fence and naps balancing on a fence post. Last weekend, we made him a wide ledge on the back of the fence. Several other cats have tried to claim the spot but Colonel Mustard has successfully defended his napping shelf.
this one took just a bit longer because we had company for a week with this small house an extra bed had to be set up under the quilting machine - seriously I draped a sheet over it - tent style and the little boy who had to sleep under the longarm thought it was the best thing ever