Sunday, June 27, 2010

a finish is a finish

I am WAY behind in my blogging (reading and writing), so I'll be playing catch up for a little while...

Let me start with this little Project Linus quilt I finished last week. And when I say finished, that's all I did! My friend Ahava was moving, and gave me a TON of scraps and miscellaneous sewing stuffs (how awesome, right?). Among the bits and pieces was this whole-cloth quilt UFO. It was already quilted, and just needed to be trimmed up and bound.

I was really excited that I finally got to use this fun fabric for the binding. It's some that I got from the cat lady estate sale, and I always thought it would make an awesome binding, but I've never had a quilt that was right for it. But this one was PERFECT - the colors were almost an exact match. Serendipity!

So here it is, all washed and ready to go. The back is flannel - so snuggly!

I love being able to turn someone else's UFO into a donation quilt. It's like a double bonus - a project is rescued, and a kid in need gets a quilt! If you have an old UFO in your closet that you know you'll likely never finish, why not donate it to your charity of choice? It will be one less thing on your "to do" list!


  1. This turned out so beautifully! I'm really very happy that you were able to finish it and send it off to a good home. Thanks!


  2. Great finish! That fabric really was perfect for the binding. It looks so cool. :)

  3. A wonderful finish for a wonderful cause! Just beautiful. I think I actually have some of that binding fabric, but in a different color way.

  4. This is beautiful - that binding looks perfect with the fabric. I have a yard of that fabric ("Rocket Scientist") in the grey colorway - it has been very hard to match it with other fabrics, so a whole cloth quilt is a great idea.

    P.S. I didn't read your "cat lady estate" story earlier - thanks for linking to it!

  5. I LOVE the binding! What a great touch! Such fun fabric!!

  6. as a whole that fabric is insane but it makes the perfect binding....i love it