Posted on April 22, 2016 by Jenn Thurston | 0 comments
I have missed doing UFO Fridays and I'm happy to be back plugging away at some half finished projects (and believe me, I have enough where I could do them every Friday for the rest of my life)!
If you're new here, UFO Fridays are where you carve out 15 minutes of your day to work on a UFO (Unfinished Object), with the objective of finishing it up! I work on the same UFO every Friday until it's finished. So far I have completed three UFO's, although two aren't quilted so technically I guess that isn't completely accurate.
So what's on this week's UFO list? My Bonnie and Camille Sampler Quilt! I took part in a little swap on Instagram. Each month you made two blocks and sent them out, and you received two blocks in return. The only stipulation was a 12.5" block and it had to use Bonnie and Camille fabrics.
Look at all these beautiful blocks! I was so excited to put them together that I even brought them to a sewing retreat a few weekends ago and got the sashing finished!
I love every single block in here, it's so well balanced. All of these ladies were wonderful partners, sending high quality blocks, unique designs and best of all they were all sent on time!
So today, I started with 15 minutes and probably worked more like an hour (one of the benefits to UFO Friday is just getting the momentum to get started!) putting on my borders. The blue with dots is the sashing and the lovely Pears in Cream print is my outer border.
On our retreat, we did a little local quilt shopping. You really never know what kind of goodies you're going to find a small quilt stores. I found this gem, Bliss from Bonnie and Camille in flannel. Oh, my, gosh it is soooo soft!! I new instantly it was to be used for my backing on this quilt, I even took it home to wash it last night. It's all ready to be longarmed now!
Pattern: Bonnie and Camille Sampler, blocks provided from all over the world
Fabric: Any collection from Bonnie and Camille
Size: 70" x 83"