Friday, July 29, 2011

Blissfully Finished!

I have a UFO Bust to report today! I'm linking up with Susan from Blackberry Creek Home Arts for the Friday UFO Report.

I finished my Bliss Quilt!

Stats: Pattern Charming Stars by Stefanie from Little Lady Patchwork for Moda Bake Shop. I changed it to make it smaller so I could use 2 Charm Packs of Bliss. It will be my cubicle quilt for when the AC is pumping hard and I'm wearing a dress.

Quilting: FMQ by me. I copied the designs from 501 Quilting Motifs and then did it free-hand. The stars were hand quilted. I really love how it turned out. I wish I would have learned to correctly bury my quilting knot before I began this. I learned towards the end. So some knots are visible. This quilt gave me so much confidence in my FMQ skills.

Backing: Some random piece of fabric I found. It's super soft and cuddly. I had to add a few leftover charm squares and some flying geese units made from the triangle scraps cut from the stars to make it big enough.

Binding was hand sewn to the back. My binding skills improved a lot too! Working with a smaller binding helps so much. I used 2 1/4 strips. I made sure to pack the binding with batting, something that took me a while to catch on to! I found the binding at Joann's Fabrics and it matches perfectly.

What's that? A label?! Haha, my first label. I wrote with a Micron Pen. This little guy was a bonus piece I got from cutting the star corners off. I hand stitched it to the back. This taught me to consider the label as I do my backing next time! I made the label and stiched it last night just so I can finally say:

This quilt is finished!

It's really straight, this angle is just weird :)

Started: Nov 20, 2010.


  1. Congratulations!!!! It's beautiful!

  2. Congratulations on an absolutely gorgeous finish!!! It is beautiful!!

  3. Congratulations, Little Green Quilter! I are inspiring me to get right back to my machine and work on my UFO!

  4. Congratulations! It looks wonderful. I just love the Bliss line.

  5. Hi Jen!

    Fellow UFO buster here (tho no progress for me).

    Congratulation of finishing this happy quilt and for adding the label for the joy of those future folks who see your Bliss quilt!



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