UFO done, skip one, start something new

 I finally got the binding on the coffee filter paper pieced fan project that I started in Debby Kratovil's class last year.  Each student got a kit, so the colors were not something I usually use.  I think getting to explore new and different color combinations makes a class fun.  Debby  will be here in Duluth at the Georgia Quilt Show next weekend, so I hope to show my finished wall hanging to her.
 I used some stash fabric for the back.  I think it goes well, plus it is such a riot of color you can't see any of my quilting on the back.
 I mixed perl cotton quilting and machine quilting.  What the heck, the goal was to finish and the hand quilting had WORN me SLAP OUT.
I know, I know, I have one more UFO on my "must finish" list.  Poor little orphan star.  Thirty years of waiting for hand quilting to be finished to earn a binding.  Well, I am skipping that for now.  Remember I was doodling on graph paper?  I have been saving these fabrics for years to do a special quilt, and tonight I got started.  At first, when I was sewing the red and green together, I thought, oh NO, it is screaming "Merry Christmas" which is NOT my intention.  Once I got a block laid out, I felt better.  Excited really.
But now it is time to put away my toys in preparation for the work week.
See you on the other side.
Karmen

Comments

WoolenSails said…
Beautiful new pieces and I love the mix of hand and machine quilting, nice look.

Debbie
Sue-Anne said…
How good to have your UFO finished, it looks fantastic! I love that chook fabric and am looking forward to seeing the end result.
Gretchen said…
I think your chicken quilt will look very Provence. Excuse me, le poulet sounds much better that chicken doesn't it? Le quilt du poulet! Give Kitten a squeeze for me.
katie said…
I'm loving the Christmas chicken quilt. just kidding.
Well, I do like it tho.
I really like the idea of hand and machine quilting on the same quilt.
Looking good.
madrekarin said…
Hi, Karmen. Thanks for stopping by the AST blog! I remember meeting you at shop hop last year. :) Your fan quilt is beautiful and I cannot wait to see your chicken quilt. That fabric is gorgeous. But, then, I'm a bit partial to chickens- I have 4 in my back yard!
I hope you can make it down to AST for a visit sometime soon.
kpaints said…
Hi, Karmen, thanks for visiting my blog! I love the back of the coffee fan quilt!! Adore you color combos! I had a very nice visit on your blog, you have me excited about returning to my crocheted rugs this winter and that t shirt quilt is calling my name! Ha! Enjoyed your blog a lot!
Your quilts are absolutely stunning... colours so vibrant they awaken the spirit.
Thank you for popping by for a visit.
Susan
Hi Karmen...thank you for popping in!!! I love your wall hanging...such gorgeous warm colours!!! Dzintra♥x