my wonderful wonky UFO {& mom’s gorgeous Shabby Cottage Throw}

first off…the story of my UFO…

Long ago…like 12 years ago…i started a wonky log cabin quilt and apparently this puppy was going to be huge because i have 51 blocks cut and ready to piece and 21 finished (totally 72 blocks).  I  knew long ago I was never going to make this ginormous quilt…so i piece 1 more block because of course i didn’t have a pattern, just did my own thing.  we made Cupid’s Crumpets with 2 blocks, and i pieced together the 20 blocks (4 x 5 setting).  i am NOT a piecer…i do not like to square up (though i know everyone should…) so following the wonkiness of the blocks i just pieced these bad boys together…all willy-nilly like.  Hence…my wonderfully wonky UFO is now finished!  i pieced the rows yesterday and quilted it up.  i skipped the batting and backed it with pink blanketing from moda and bound it with a peachy pink and red civil war yard dye by Marcus Fabrics (a judie rothermel fabric).

i now present…my wonderul wonky (which is 1 less UFO in the world).

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check out that bottom…wonderful!  makes it look really, really old…and quirky.

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–i have 2 kits (all pre-cut for you).  kits will include:  pattern, 20–precut blocks and 1 yard of the binding print.  this way you can cut bias binding if you like, piece it in to make the ends even or a nifty border.

Shabby Cottage Throw

we did a tutorial on this pattern…(see left).  mom did up this quilt again…though this time we used that wonderful pink blanketing material from moda on the back and bedspread fringe leftover from a different project from the outside.  we both LOVE how the pink shows through on the front…pair it with Cupid’s Crumpets and you have instant Valentine’s Day decor!  a super quick project for the beginner.  it uses a layer cake, making it a 6 x 7 setting of 10 inch squares making it 54 x 63 inches.

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Love the quilting of the freestyle flower in the center of each square.

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fabrics range from Etchings, Stawberry Fields, Caroline’s Collection, Blueberry Crumb Cake, Mary Rose Collection, Blueberry Crumb Cake, Northcote Range, and Puttin’ on the Ritz…to name a few!

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we have 2 kits available that are identical to the sample.  more layer cakes can be cut, but some prints are no longer in stock.

have a wonderful weekend!  mom has more ideas up her sleeve for the coming weeks.  Remember…Superbowl Sunday we’ll be have a sale…noon-3pm.  pick your discount…10-40% off storewide.  we are making room for new stuff coming in february!

enjoy the weekend!  a*m  {sweetwater}

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