I committed recently to finishing one quilting UFO a month (see the 52 Quilts website for more details), and while I was finishing my June jelly roll project, I pulled out some fat quarters that I won during last year's Central Coast Quilt Shop Tour.
I am determined to use up my stash! So I cut up the fabric in June, creating another UFO. As if I didn't have ten UFOs already! But this one looked so easy! I couldn't wait to start sewing.
The patriotic theme of the fabrics fits perfectly with July 4th, although I didn't finish the top until July 13. Yes, some of the fabrics are more modern than the others. Yes, some of the white is white-white, and some is cream. Who cares?!
I followed a pattern by Gail Abeloe from Back Porch Fabrics in Pacific Grove. It's from a booklet called Top 10 Saturday Demo Patterns.
I added a couple of borders to make mine larger, since I had half the amount of fabric the original pattern called for.
I decided just the top counts as an FO, and even though it is still rather small, it would be a challenge to quilt it on my home machine, so I gave it to kindhearted Debbie to quilt for the Quilting Angels charity.
She has a longarm machine! And she knows how slow a quilter I really am.
Fabric in, fabric out! FIFO!