Tuesday, December 3, 2013

UFO Finish #70!

What a nice big number to celebrate today... UFO Finish #70 since 10/01/12 and #54 for 2013 is Bouncing Balls. The free pattern "Play Ball" for this quilt can be found HERE in the Project Linus section at Quiltmaker.com. The ball blocks are paper pieced and are fun to make using bright scraps.

I added the piano key border and a narrow inner border instead of the plain border the pattern calls for back in 2007. Then it hung in my closet along with its UFO friends until today when it came up in my quilting queue.
Back then I would have been amazed to know that it only took me a few hours to sandwich, quilt AND bind this! Walking foot waves with white Aurifil seemed to suit this happy top.
This is my second finish in a row with a piano key border. This one uses variable widths, I imagine I was cutting leftover lengths and I quite like the random look.
I found this cute flannel print for backing in my stash and decided on green dotted binding to bring both sides together. This quilt measures 40.5" by 40.5" so I didn't have to piece the backing.

This quilt will be donated to Project Linus and I have another one in the piecing stage in my UFO Collection to finish up this winter.


  1. I've never seen this pattern before, but had to go to the website immediately to find it. Quilty websites are my guilty pleasure during my afternoon break at work. This will be another great stash busting type of project.

  2. So cute...I am going to check out the pattern now!

  3. Another UFO bites the dust! I admire your tenacity. This is a really cute idea. I saw that it's paper pieced but would be so easy to do just making strips...which I just happened to have pulled out at the moment. Big questions....how many UFOs do you have left to go? And what are you going to do with yourself when they're all finished?

  4. Great quilt with all those bright colours. What are you going to do when you run out of UFOs?

  5. This quilt is too cute!
    70 finishes in a little over a year is amazing--congratulations!

  6. Congratulations on reaching #70!!! It would take me a lifetime to finish 70 quilts.
    Love this quilt, perfect for little children. I will have to go and find the pattern.

  7. Way to go on your 70th completed UFO! That quilt is darling. I like your piano-keys border better than the plain one on the pattern.

  8. fun, you have donated so many quilts. you are so generous.

  9. WoHoo. Number 70! that is fantastic.


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