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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

UFO Quilt

This has always been known as the UFO Quilt (UFO being quilt-speak for unfinished objects).  Made in 2006 from a combination of trial blocks, pieces made at workshops, a few blocks received as part of a block-swap, all 'orphans' which didn't have a proper home anywhere else.



Dreadful old photo but quite a nice quilt that came out a lot better than expected, until I spoiled it with the quilting which definitely did not turn out as I intended.

Part of me would quite like to make another but I would use a different construction method to join the sections together.   Hmmm . . . perhaps just making odd blocks, intentional orphans?  Might be fun, no rules, no expectations, no plan?


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  1. Looks great Jayne. I've got some "intentional" orphans, as I've been using the same set of fabrics to do some trial blocks!!! Have fun & take care. Only 2 spelling mistakes & I didn't even see them to start with. Oops...........

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    1. Good idea, I knew someone who always used Christmas fabrics at workshops, regardless of what the visiting teacher recommended. Quilted up they made mats, little wallhangings, etc.

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  2. That is very nice, the browns and yellows remind me of the 1970's for some reason.

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    1. Morning Eileen - well, the 60's and 70s were very brown! Possible why I still hate brown and do not have any clothes that colour :)

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  3. I have a peculiar 'allergy' to straight lines. Not only do they bring me out in a nervous rash but I have never been able to fully master the art of a straight line (I suspect that is why I certainly appreciate but can not do/comprehend even starting a quilt) however ... this delightful mix of pieces made my arty-heart sing this morning :) you have mixed mathematical straight lines and made a wonderful pattern - you are a magician!!

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    1. Kate, you know the very last thing I would want is to cause you dermatological distress!!

      But thank you for your kindness, very much appreciated. xxxx I'm guessing you are not a fan of Piet Mondrian? {giggle}

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  4. I love that, it would make a great modern wall hanging :) Incidentally, yesterday I had a day similar to yours the other day and felt bad all day but I slept well last night and today's another day :)

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    1. Oh Eunice, I am sorry you had a screwy day. I do hope you are feeling better now and there will be no lingering effects.

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  5. When it comes to sewing I'm not good with no rules, and free flow, I always plan before I cut, but I am able to fix things when things go wrong, I just always prefer a plan. Love the quirky style of your work, the colours are lovely.

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    1. What I love about quilting, Marlene, is that we can all do what suits us. I have spent too many years following 'rules', but these days I make up my quilts as I go, usually changing my mind multiple times on the way. Doesn't mean I want them to be all skew-wiff and wonky. Thank you for saying 'quirky', I like that :)

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  6. I like that sampler style. Looks really cozy too.

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    1. I never thought of it as a sampler quilt, but I suppose in a very unintentional way, that is exactly what it is. Thank you :-) xx

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