Sunday, September 4, 2011

August UFO Challenge Accomplished!

The pattern I have for this quilt is from the February 1999 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting, designed by Lynette Jensen, named Snowflakes.

I loved the pattern when I first saw it and immediately made this block.

I tucked it into the magazine and forgot about it for several years.

It took awhile to get back to the project -- most of the work has been done over the last two years.
The quilt measures 84" x 101".  It wasn't easy trying to figure out how to get a picture of it in my teeny tiny hosue.

The challenge for me for August was to complete the quilt top.  I'm not sure when I'll get this one quilted,but I hope it doesn't take me another 12 years.

At some point while I was making the squares, I decided to save the little triangles that were trimmed from the flying geese units.  I had fun playing with them -

I think I'll get something small assembled from these squares a little sooner than the large quilt will be done.  Each little triangle square is about 1-1/4".

Now I have to work backwards.  Tomorrow I'll put my feet up and try to finish quilting and binding my July challenge quilt.

Check out other August finishes at Patchwork Times


  1. Beautiful job! I love the colors and you did an excellent job piecing.

  2. I'm usually a bright person, but I really like the colors in this quilt. It's beautiful and the block really looks different up close versus as a part of the whole.

  3. Had to come take a closer look at this one, saw it in your year end composite and loved it, even better with the closer look. If you do get it quilted (-: and don't have a giftee (?) designated for it, I'd be interested in knowing how much you'd sell it for...