Judy L's UFO Challenge

Sunday, February 11, 2007





My first finish of 2007! Yes. I finished the peacock today. I was sewing the binding down last night and the machine started acting a little funny but I persevered. I turned the last corner and ran out of purple thread. I don’t mean the bobbin. I was completely out! To add insult to injury I turned the quilt over and saw that my tension was a mess. I would have to re-sew everything I had just done. I was so mad. I went to bed and planned to run to the store in the morning to buy more.

As soon as I got home I sewed a test piece to make sure the tension was ok. When I had that adjusted I sewed the binding down. As I was coming to the end I found a piece where I didn’t enclose the edge properly the first time. I was able to easily fix that. I was so happy when the last stitch went in. I threw it in the washer then the dryer. As soon as it finished I hung it on the neighbor’s fence and took new pictures.

I hope you like it! It was quite an effort!

22 comments:

Lynn E said...

I love bright funky colors . do a happy dance its done. ;-)

Melinda said...

Great quilt - you must be very happy to have it done.

Sweet P said...

What a beautiful quilt! To bad you had problems with the thread and tension.

Beth said...

Swoozey it is gorgeous!!! Way to go!!! I know you are thrilled to have it finished :) Ya done great!! Keep up the great work hon!

Kevin and Becky said...

swoozie-q you are an inspiration--however I find myself starting new projects instead of finishing up old ones. maudie

Wendy said...

Yippee...you must be really happy to have your quilt completed. It looks beautiful.

Nicole and Phil said...

Well done Swooze! This turned out great! What a great feeling it is to finish something!
cheers
Nicole

Anne said...

Yep! Looove it! Sorry to se you had trouble wit the tension, but the result is wonderful! Job well done:-)

cher said...

done is great-love the colors

qwltnfool said...

Great quilt, Swooze! Thread and tension problems are enough for me to create another UFO! Good job!

Sharon said...

What a great quilt! Very graphic and bold. The colors are wonderful! Ok, now that you have one finish in 2007 what are you going to work on???

Nancy said...

Congratulations on the finish! Doesn't it feel great. Love the colors in that one.

Nancy said...

It's beautiful.

Meredith said...

Great job. That is a big quilt I think it should count as 2!

Samantha said...

Hooray for the finish! It looks great!

Melzie said...

THAT is beautiful :) COngrats on the finish! xoxo melzie

computerpeach said...

great job on the finish - looks great!!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Beautiful, Suzette!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wendy said...

Good question on the size of my "charm pack" quilt. I never did measure it but now I have. 48x63.
Thanks for visiting me.

Shelina said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on the big finish! Running out of thread when you are that close is definately not fun.

Debra Spincic said...

Quilting that size on a regular machine is a success in itself! Congrats!

ozicutsnake said...

great, swooze, an inspiration to our ufo hour.