Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Wonderful Wednesday - Winter 2021 (Ravelry) UFO Club Finish

Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  Welcome to a celebration of my first completed UFO quilt of the year.  This adventure started many months ago.  Way back in August of 2019...

My "middle namesake" niece announced that she would be getting married April 2020.  We texted back and forth about if she might like a quilt for her wedding gift.  YES, please!!  Then we texted back and forth about what kind of quilt they would like.  Discussions of colors and patterns ensued, along with some inspiration photos.

About that wedding date...

We all know THAT didn't happen!  Then, there was a card that said same venue, different date.  Unfortunately, August 2020 still wasn't safe for a large gathering. Thank you, Covid.  :o((

Fast forward to the card stating all further updates would be noted on the couple's website.  Save the date for April 2021, third time's a charm!  That remains to be seen, but here's hoping.

This post is about the making of my niece's wedding quilt...

She had sent some photos of quilts that she and her fiance found appealing.  I was inspired by the photo of the Riptide quilt by Kelly Young @ My Quilt Infatuation.

A fabric shopping trip in October 2019 found me on a mission...

I was on the hunt to find fabric for a blue and green quilt with a Shenandoah Mountain/Modern vibe.  My niece asked for "floral/natural patterns that have good flow and geometric patterns to add pop."  It was a tall order, but the Warehouse Sale @ Pineapple Fabrics offered a selection of fabric that even a Bridezilla would love - which my niece is NOT!!  Just LOOK at these lovely fabrics:

I cut out a lot of the fabric at Friday Night Sew-In... the first (and last) event of 2020, as there was snow the day of the February meeting:

The bulk of the HST sewing was done leader/ender style throughout the Covid Lockdown period during the Spring of 2020:

The quilt top was arranged with the help of the design wall at G's Quilt and Craft Retreat in Hillsborough, NC during the Bee Sew/ Crafty Quilt Retreat 2 in October 2020:

Sometime between October and December, I assembled the top, then loaded the quilt on Christmas afternoon, just to get the ball rolling:

As a gift to myself, I finished the quilting that night, simply to have one more task marked off my To Do List:

Fast forward to February 2021...

I was looking for the "low hanging fruit" project for this month's (Virtual) Sew Day.  The binding was cut and sewn together...

All that needed to be done was press it in half...

... And apply it during the meeting.  I stitched it to the front for a hand finished binding:

The last couple of weeks, I stitched it down during my various Zoom meetings:

I am pleased to present my niece's completed wedding quilt:

Best of luck to the happy couple!  I hope this quilt turned out exactly like they thought it might:

Join me in a happy dance, won't you?  This is my 1st finish of the Winter 2021 (Ravelry) UFO Club.  I am SEW relieved.

Sharing with Kelly


With Alycia

Until next time...


  1. Nice quilt. I know your niece and her soon to be hubby will love it.

  2. That is beautiful! Best wishes to the happy couple, whenever they manage to finally tie the knot.

  3. It is beautiful!! I think the colours do give it a Mountain/Modern vibe, and I love how the simple design packs a punch that is both fresh and traditional.

  4. Oh Joy! It's gorgeous! The colors are spot on. The quilting is fabulous. LOVE love love the binding. I like the idea of working on "low hanging fruit" UFOs. I have a couple hanging right now. LOL. Better go grab one. :) Have a great day!

  5. Joy this is a masterpiece! I did a closeup on the fabrics, and they are so pretty - even the neutrals are gorgeous. And the binding - love it! Looks to me like you nailed it on your "tall order". Standing ovation!

  6. The fabrics, colors, pattern and quilting are beautiful, and the striped binding is the icing on the cake! Best wishes to the happy couple. One of my nieces had 10/10/20 set as her wedding date for almost two years. The plans were slowly whittled down month after month until they had a small ceremony with parents and their attendants only at a local county park. Hoping 2021 will work out for your niece.

  7. What a lovely quilt! She will adore it.

  8. A great finish! Congrats to the happy couple--I'm sure they'll love it!

  9. Definitely a happy dance for that quilt, Joy! It's beautiful! I really love the binding fabric. That will be a wonderful wedding gift!

  10. Striking quilt! I love the modern version of this zig zag pattern!

  11. It looks great. Love the binding and the backing fabric is gorgeous.

  12. Woo Hooo! Doing that happy dance with you. This turned out great. Lets hope the new, new date goes off without a hitch.

  13. It looks beautiful. there's a bit of hope they can have their wedding in April... maybe. I hope they enjoy the new quilt. Love the binding fabric. So very cool.

  14. Congrats on a beautiful finish! I think you checked all the bride's boxes. Even better it's done almost 2 months before the wedding.

  15. And ta da!!! Its a beautiful finish just waiting for a Wedding!! Love it - and heres to a real date soon!!

  16. Beautiful finish, Joy. Cooling to the eyes, warming to the hearts and soothing to the souls!!! I am sure the couple will cherish it forever.


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