Thursday, 25 April 2013

UFO for 7 years!

I know 7 years is a long time, but there is a reason...

A couple of weeks ago my dad came back to the UK after nearly 5 years - he lives in the Far East.

Before he went on his travels 7 years ago he had requested I make a quilt for him to take with him. He had wanted to take a quilt I had made my mother whilst she was poorly. I just couldn't let that one go so far, so I offered to make one for him and his new girlfriend - she is now is wife and they make a lovely couple!

So I set to work making a quilt for my dad. Gek, my dads wife, had chosen a quilt design called Wedding Quilt by Kaffe Fassett from his book Passionate Patchwork. It is a fabulous mixture of stars and pin wheels.

I will admit I have been procrastinating on this quilt because of the emotions attached to when I started it - it was the year after mum died and the grief was over powering.

Anyway, my dad visited on Sunday and mentioned the quilt, which has been languishing under my bed. I now feel ready to get it finish. The top is complete:

It is big! Gek chose the shot cottons and Kaffe Fassett fabrics along with a pale green background.

They are all lovely. Time has changed how I view this quilt, it is now an exciting project to finish!

I have disregarded the polyester wadding and discovered a hole in the backing which I think I will patchwork with from shapes from the front. Then we are good to quilt!

How old is your oldest UFO?


  1. How sweet to rediscover this quilt - it's going to be beautiful. I have only been quilting for 3 years so my oldest is only a year...I think!

    1. Thank you! It is lovely and I can't wait to get quilting!

  2. Gonna be a stunner! I have quite a few oldies - In December I assembled at last - blocks I made over 20 years ago- the top is done and I want to complete it b4 Christmas. It carries some bittersweet memories for me as well