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Friday, April 13, 2018

And the Dice Rolls Four

It’s been absolutely ages since I “rolled the dice” to see which of my UFOs I would get to work on for the week.  Or, make that a day or two, as once again, we had things happening this week, followed by a weekend away attending a caravan club rally.  As you can see, it’s all go at our place.  So what is number four on my List of Six UFOs?  I’d forgotten, so had to check the list to refresh my memory, and discovered that it is my Soul Searching quilt.  Not too much to do on this project, so if I knuckle down, I may well get it all done before the weekend.

You may remember that I had completed the top earlier, after reducing it from twelve blocks to nine blocks,  read about it here.

Nine big blocks in my Soul Searching quilt top

The three pastel blocks which were removed were then stitched together as part of the quilt backing.  So I just had to finish  piecing the backing to make it large enough – now completed.

The start of the pieced backing

It’s good to get this done, and the next step will be to take it to get commercially quilted – this quilt is too big for me to handle at home.  And I’ve been planning ahead, and made some scrappy black binding for when the quilt comes back home to me.

Binding all ready to use


Michelle Ridgway said...

It looks lovely Jenny and I do like your binding x

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

well I didn't roll dice but I decided this morning which quilt I would work on this morning and tomorrow it might be a different one!! What kind of quilting do you do when you are in your RV? It think at the end of May when we take off I will bring EPP and maybe my applique

Tired Teacher said...

Great job of crossing this project off of your UFO list so quickly. I love the scrappy binding.

Maria said...

Oh yes i do remember your lovely quilt and also that you sent me the pattern which is hanging up " To Do" ....
Great to use the extra blocks for the backing.

Karen S said...

Well done. It will be lovely to get it quilted.

Julierose said...

Beautiful quilt you are finishing. such a lovely feeling to say "It's DONE!!" ;)))
hugs, Julierose

Raewyn said...

Rolling the dice gave you the little push you needed to get this done - it looks like a gorgeous quilt - and a fun backing too! Enjoy your weekend away!

Janice said...

Good to see you making progress again. Adding the pastel blocks to the back is a great idea. I hope you get it ready to send off to your quilter this week.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Neat idea to have a gadget night at your meeting. I could use iron cleaner too!
Wow on that hydrangea quilt. And nice that your finish got to be shown too.

Kathy S. said...

This is beautiful! Your colors are so bold.