Monday, September 01, 2014

September UFO Goals

This month, I've got 2 UFOs to complete!  One, is an absolute must finish!!!
This project, I just started last month.  I'm sure many of you will recognize this most recent free pattern that Quiltmaker Magazine mailed out recently!  I'm making a version of this for my sister who is getting married at the end of the month.  See what I mean when I say I have an absolutely must finish???

Now, once that quilt is's onto my real UFO for the month...
Original Fan Block
This was the original block...I pieced 42 of these fan blocks approximately 20 years ago.  And, when I say pieced, I mean terribly pieced (do you see how off that peach piece is???)!

Fan block trimmed down to 7"
Now, here is what I have done to all of those fan blocks.  Each fan has been trimmed to 7" square and a new triangle of brighter peach has been added.  Here's what I had in mind...sort of...
7" Fan block layout
Fan block accent borders
Then, with this lovely assortment of teal/turquoise, I thought I could add some color in block borders...
Fan block with accent borders layout
Fan quilt center
This is as far as it's gotten (I pulled it out - after 20 years - and got a jump start last month).  When an idea finally strikes, you kind of have to go with it!  So now, all that's left is the borders and finishing.  Anyone have a good name for this updated oldie???

Linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes.