Thursday, May 05, 2011

UFO challenge

I’m way behind in the UFO challenge, but this is the one that I finished in April.

jar quilt and finished bow tie 006

These are the dimensional (origami?) type of bow tie block that were received in a swap. All the blocks were made on treadle or hand crank machines made prior to 1900 using reproduction fabrics representing the pre-1900 goods. All blocks are signed by the quilter and also contain her location and the type and age of the machine that was used. It was quilted using my robotic quilting machine-quite the contrast in technology.

Meanwhile, another UFO is on the quilting machine, I hope to get the quilting finished today. The backing for another UFO is being pre-washed so that it will be ready to put on the quilt machine as soon as the other comes off. I will catch up, I will catch up, I will, I will…..

Take a look at the amazing work other quilters are doing as part of the UFO Challenge here: http://www.patchworktimes.com/2011/05/04/april-ufo-completions

6 comments:

Dresden Quilter said...

It is really beautiful.

Mary said...

It looks great! So far I'm caught up on the UFO challenge but I did have to substitute a simpler quilt this month or I wouldn't have been. The Irish Chain is still on the list and I hope to get to it later in the year preferably in a month I'm not traveling so much (or not moving)

Nancy said...

Well, if I understood half of what you said I'd be glad to give you suggestions. All I can see is a pretty quilt.

My, you're a busy bee. ;-)

BetsyE said...

This quilt is great! I love my exchange quilts I've done with my quilt group - and this is such a special theme! Don't beat yourself up about being behind... it's great that you've finished what you have!

JCnNC said...

I have a couple of exchange blocks on my list also - wonderful finish for you. Judy C

Morah said...

A finsih was the goal...late or not!!! It is lovely! I finished mine last week !!!