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Monday, November 14, 2011

UFO's run in the family

My mom likes to applique and doesn't care much for piecing so she mailed me some blocks to put together for her. I squared them up as best I could.

This is a Piecemakers pattern from 1996 called "Times and Seasons." I think it's a block of the month that can then be put together into this quilt. Mom's been working on it for years.

I found the perfect backing fabric in my stash: Alexander Henry from 1999. I have just enough for the back. I knew some day I would find the right quilt for this fabric, which has all the same colors as the front.

I think there's enough border fabric for the binding. I'll put that and the back together and mail it all back to mom. There needs to be some applique finihsed that crosses over the block seams (and maybe a little extra to hide where I couldn't quite match the hills across blocks). It will go back to Mom for that. I'd rather piece than applique.

5 comments:

Linda said...

Awesome quilt! I made this too, way back, but I didn't add the borders..I wimped out and finished it in the hexagon shape.

Carol G said...

What an wonderful quilt! Your mom is going to love the perfect backing.

Maureen said...

Beautiful! So nice you can help your mom finish it.

liz said...

I have a soft spot for those Piecemaker calendars too. Your mother's looks very good. What a nice team effort.

Cardygirl said...

Looks fabulous!