Thursday, August 13, 2009

U.F.O.* Thursday

Today I am going to feature a photo of a *U.F.O., or Un-Finished Object, something I have quite a lot of. This one hangs in the sewing room/computer room and enjoys a choice little spot on a big white wall. I'm actually not really that interested in 'finishing' it, I think it makes a nice little wall hanging just as it is. It was created in an Improvisational Quilting class offered by Esther's Fabrics. Only the second quilt class I've ever taken, it was quite delightful! I liked that the instructor gave us each a big bag of fabric to work with; we were encouraged to not color coordinate, and to, of course, be spontaneous.

It has been a miserably rainy week here in PT, not so good for getting outside with the boys, but excellent for staying inside and getting some sewing done after our two-week sewing-machine free vacation. I was thrilled to finally finish the nine-patch top today. I sewed together 328 individual 2.5" squares to make a double border, plus added another white border on to that. Phew! The next step is one I balk at, putting together the backing. I think I find it difficult, as it sort of boggles my brain to do the math to make the thing come out correctly. I'm pleased that I have the backing fabric in hand (a bright Michael Miller stripe), but am feeling like I should piece the back a little bit, since that seems to be all the rage these days. How about a really, really big nine patch of alternating stripes? Hmmm?

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