|Zig Zag Zorg, Finishes 45" x 45"|
Back in early 2017, my guild hosted a new UFO Exchange many thanks to Suzanne, a member who organized the logistics. Members were invited to drop off a UFO project and exchange it for another member's UFO project. I am a little embarrassed to admit that I cannot recall what UFO project I turned in but I was very excited about the new-to-me UFO that came home with me to finish & keep: a bundle of rectangle units in yellows, greens, teals, blues & purples. I just loved this bright & cheery palette that was beautifully curated by fellow UFO Exchange participant, fabric/color enthusiast and quilting buddy: Sarah Goer.
Fast forward to March, where Sarah and I were signed up for and shared a table at our guild's out-of- town quilting retreat. With the May UFO Exchange on the horizon, I brought the fabric swatches and some yardage in matching colors from my stash, solid white and zero game plan!! Over the course of the weekend, ideas formed and I began experimenting with some simple, improvisational stack, whack & reassembled rail fence blocks. I was excited about the possibilities and continued to create sets of pieced units that were half print and half solid white background.
|Who Needs a Design Wall When There is a Design Table Available!!|
|Improvisationally Pieced Quilt Top|
Only a completed quilt top was required to be presented at the May meeting in order to qualify for the UFO Exchange prize drawing (with the grand prize including edge to edge quilting services generously donated by a SCVQA Affiliate Member, Grace Gershowitz) Here I was with my completed quilt top, a whopping 2 months ahead of the deadline...a quilting miracle!!
As I did not win the grand prize, I still needed to tackle the quilting. I had a game plan but just needed more time to tackle the zig zag meander stitched into the white background areas. And so it became one of a few newly added UFOs started in 2017.
|More Zig Zag Fun|
|Stiched Zig Zag Echoes|
Many thanks to Suzanne for hosting this year's UFO Exchange!! And special thanks to Sarah for donating a pretty spectacular UFO for me to complete!