Monday, October 17, 2011

UFO's Getting Done!

I recently finished my Charm Pack quilt which was one of the first quilts I ever started back in January or February. So I decided that I would keep working on my recent quilts but add UFO's every so often to get them finished as well. My most recent one (as of last night) was my string quilt, otherwise known as Film in the Fridge's Kaleidoscope quilt. Here is my version.

I know. It's a bit busy. But it's all made of scraps so it's cool that I can look at it and see tons of projects I made this year (and some in the past). It's currently about 39 x 39 inches. I can't decide whether to add another row on each side and make it longer, or just add some plain borders to kind of "rope it in" from being so scattered looking. Either way, I feel some accomplishment with getting something done that has been in a basket for many months now! Linking up!

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

Oh yeah, for a little light entertainment, here's the take on last night's dinner conversation. I was reprimanding Thing 2 about something at the table when Thing 1 chimed in (per usual!).

Thing 1: Oh yeah, he's totally OB-SESSED with the computer.
me: Um, yeah. Pot? (looking at daughter) Meet kettle (pointing to son).
Thing 1: (look of confusion)
me: Do you know what "that's like the pot calling the kettle black" means?
Thing 1: uh, no.
me: (I give a short explanation of it) Now do you get it?
Thing 1: Well, the pot can't see himself, can he? How does he know he's black?

Yup. This is life in my household.


M-R said...

Ooh, I love it, Melinda! Those fabrics are fabulously bold and grab your attention. Well done! Looking forward to seeing how you finish this up.

Bree said...

LOL at the pot-kettle convo!
I love the string quilt... I've been bitten by the string quilt bug myself. I wound up adding a solid white border to rope mine in.

Megan said...

Looks great! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

sukie said...

I like it! It's doesn't look busy to me. I think it's because that's the pattern.

Heather D. said...

Wow, this is stunning! And I like the busy look. :)

Linz said...

hahaha! You have some awesome kids! :)

That string quilt is awesome!! AWESOME!! Way to go!

Eden said...

I like the strings! They do need a bit of a stop border (think fairly narrow and fairly dark to echo the dark-darks in the strings in this case) and then an outer border would make the inside look fab!

Toni said...

The quilt looks great! That is one thing I love about using up get to see pieces of all your projects in one spot! Excellent work!

kristastitched said...

omigosh so pretty! scraptastic :D

Annabella said...

Love your scrappy string quilt!

Cassie said...

That looks awesome! I really need to make a string quilt....but first I think I'll collect some more pretty scraps :)

Jenniffier said...

Congrats on the finish. I think it looks great. String quilts always look busy.