Sunday, March 18, 2018

Quilt Qwazy Queens UFO Blog Hop


Today is my day to share on Quilt Qwazy Qweens UFO Blog Hop. Many thanks to Marian at Seams to be Sew for hosting this hop and to the wonderful sponsors.  There are some awesome giveaways in this hop, too, so don't forget to enter for a chance to win!

This Hop is all about UFO's (Unfinished Objects).  Perfect!  I appreciate the nudge to get one done and out of my way.  I don't have a ton of unfinished projects, like some of my fellow quilters, but I do have a bothersome amount.

Why do I have UFO's?  Why didn't I finish what I started?  Usually I stop working on a quilt project because I don't like how it is progressing, or I have made a grievous error that needs to be remedied before moving on.

However, that is not the case with the UFO I chose.  My choice was Purrfectly Pieced, a wool wall hanging by All Through the Night.  I received this as a kit for Christmas a couple of years ago and I had plans to hang it in my sewing room.  I couldn't wait to get started, but other projects got in the way.  Commissioned quilts and other sewing jobs that needed to be finished quickly took precedence over anything I was making for myself.  That is how this cute wall hanging got tucked away and put on the back burner.



This kit is all wool and came with everything needed except thread and the backing.  I bought the accompanying thread because I liked the colors.

There are 5 appliqued and pieced sections to the wall hanging.  In each section is a cat.  Four of the sections have birds interacting with the cat, and four of the sections have pieced blocks.

 

Although there are several ways I could have chosen to applique this quilt, I opted for the fastest and easiest method:  raw-edge applique.  In this method you simply cut out the images and use your sewing machine to sew around the raw edges.  I could have used a zigzag stitch, but I like the look of the straight stitch; it looks more primitive to me.
















Once the quilt was finished, I used the complimentary embroidery thread to add details.  Last to be added were the buttons. 




 
A black wool border was added per the kit's instructions.  I then quilted and bound the quilt and it was done! 


 It is now ready to be hung on the wall.  No telling when that will happen.  Don’t even get me started on my list of things to do around the house!  

I am so happy to have finished this little quilt and grateful for Marian's gentle nudge.  For any of you that have not tried working with wool, give it a try.  It is a dream to sew and absolutely beautiful when finished.  It can fray, so should be handled with care, but stood up like a champ to my mistakes and seam ripping.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure and visit the sites below and see what the other Quilt Qwazy Queens are up to.



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34 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful project. I love love love it!! It was a lot to take on for something you had to start basically from the beginning, but it was great to see you again this year and I hope you'll join another hop again very soon.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your project with us. It is absolutely beautiful.

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  3. What a darling quilt! I’m so glad you finished it ;-D
    Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Wow, that little nudge really worked! I haven't tried wool applique, but hope to one day.

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  5. What a darling quilt! I love working with wool or it’s more economical cousin, wool felt. These blog hops a great for giving us those nudges!

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  6. Love your project, thanks for sharing.

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  7. This is a lovely quilt. So glad you finished it

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  8. I made this same kit and love it. It was different piecing with the flannels.

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  9. Oh, I love love LOVE that wall hanging. I understand why you had to wait to do it, but my hands would have been itching to get moving on it. I'm glad you finally did.

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  10. I have not used wool before, but now I'm very interested in giving it a try.

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  11. Love the Home Sweet Home block, cats and quilts just go together.

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  12. That is so cute AND so much work. Glad you finished it.

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  13. this is adorable. nice job. always feels good to get a finish

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  14. I haven't tried wool in a quilt before. May have to give it some more thought. Cute quilt!

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  15. Kitties! Who doesn't love kitties???

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  16. That is just so sweet. I think I have the center block pattern somewhere here. I guess I've managed to hide more UFO's than I thought! LOL!! Thanks for that gentile reminder. I've got to find that pattern!

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  17. So sweet! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  18. That is so cute. Nicely finished.

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  19. Very cute!! Thanks for sharing and the giveaways, cork@pa.rr.com

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  20. Wonderful project. I love the colors and fabrics and design. Looks purrfect. Thanks for sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

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  21. I almost picked up those patterns. I have never worked with wool, but they are so adorable. I love the duck scissor holder. Thanks for the fun :)

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  22. Aw, what a cute project, I love cats! (Psst... I have at least half a dozen finished projects that need to go up on the wall, who knows if that will ever happen... :))

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  23. Love your project! The kitties are so sweet!
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  24. I love your cat quilt. I hate cats but not on quilts,lol

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  25. Turned out really cute. I have and admired this quilt for some time. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Yeah! So happy to have won this ruler, especially where the cute kitties are!

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  27. Such a pretty quilt! Thanks for sharing the adventure.

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