Sunday, October 28, 2012

UFO, you've gotta go!

Now that I have finished the Burgoyne Surrounded quilt top, I need to use the time before the start of the new Bonnie Hunter mystery productively, and how more productive could I be but to finish at least one UFO?  So I dug out my half-pieced version of the Chickamauga pattern (so appropriate because of where I live) and started piecing.  I have eight more blocks and then I can assemble it.  I find that the blocks take about 30 minutes each to sew, so I have probably half a day more and then about three days to complete it.  Here's a photo:
 I can't remember where I saw the pattern online (so I can't credit the following picture source, sorry) but I was taken with it enough to save this image of the quilt using the Marcus Civil War Journals fabric:
I see now with them side by side that I tweaked the pattern a little bit on the red blocks.

I had a collection of red-and-white and blue-and-white prints in my stash and that dark Civil War repro print lying at the left edge of the page which worked well for a border, so I dug out a beige print and some backgrounds from the stash closet and shopped for a stripe.  The one I found wasn't exactly what I had in mind but it was available and on sale, and coordinated well with the border.  I think it will work out very well.  Of course I'm making the darned thing bigger than the original so where it had 20 blocks I'm making 36.  As my mom says, I seem to always make quilts the size of football fields!

After this what?  It's not like I don't have a multitude of UFOs to choose from, we'll have to see.

1 comment:

Jo C. said...

I bought the kit for Chicamauga a few months ago...haven't started it yet..yours is stunning, as usual...thanks for sharing!