Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bliss Quilt

Another UFO quilt top finished up this week!

Bliss Quilt


This quilt is not how the fabric started out...

Over a year ago I had this GREAT idea for a quilt, so armed with a charm pack I made 42 4-patches. And then my idea started to fall apart. I still like the pattern idea, but I think it was a matter of wrong pattern/wrong fabric combo.

So the 4-patches sat on the edge of my ironing board for weeks while I tried to decide what to do with them. And then I saw this quilt on Mary's blog... PERFECT! A few more 4-patches, some solid and I'd have a fab quilt top! So I slowly got to work.

Bliss Quilt - Close Up


Then I got another great idea... I wanted a special gift for someone special and I thought this would fit the bill. I moved into overdrive trying to finish it up on a tight timetable. I ended up missing my self-imposed deadline and then began to question my choice of gift. While I'm sure the recipient would have loved it no matter what, it really wasn't the right fabric for her. So I put it aside and made her another quilt.

For almost a year the almost-finished pieces of this quilt have sat on a chair... waiting for the inspiration to finish. Well it finally came last week. I added the setting triangles to the rows, pieced the rows together, and added the borders... and one more quilt top finished!! AND I LOVE IT!

6 comments:

Anita said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! You did a great job!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wow - nice finish! And I love it! My Mom got the one I made for Christmas!

Suburban Stitcher said...

Love it! Ironically enough...the quilt I made from bliss is also sitting in a state of unfinishedness too! I have to go back and fix some seams before I can send it off to the quilter.

Sallie said...

I love it, too!

suemac said...

It turned out great. Love the fabric.

Jana said...

I love this quilt. AND I love the story of the evolution of it too.