Saturday, May 23, 2009

Made it into the Finish It Up Challenge

My "Orange Pile" fabrics from Pat Sloan's online retreat from back in February finally went from what you see above to what you now see below!

I had gotten the blocks done back on the original retreat weekend, and used Pat's recent Finish It Up Challenge to set them into a quilt top by the deadline (which was yesterday). My original intent for the borders is what you see plus a pieced inner border between the brown and orange ones, but I decided that finished would be better, so there's no pieced inner border ~ but I can live with that.

I had big plans for the Finish It Up Challenge, and pulled out several older, not-quite-done projects, but with getting ready for, going to, and recovering from Quilt Market, I was lucky to get even the OP quilt top done. I plan to leave the other projects out though and try to do one a month to move some of them along. What "works in progress" do you have that you can take to the next level? I'll keep you posted on how mine are going.

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

5 comments:

Karen said...

I really liked the way the fabrics in your pile blended and the finished project is very eye-catching!

Messy Karen said...

loved it then. still love it. your use of blue with the orange makes a beautiful combination.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is one of my favorite finishes from the OP retreat!

The Alford's Corner said...

I love this pattern. Could you please tell me the name and who the maker is?

Thanks!!!

Dawn said...

I made this quilt from a free block pattern that Pat Sloan provided for her "OP" (Orange Pile) weekend. If you go to this blog link, you can scroll down to the bottom and see some of the other OP quilts done that weekend.
http://patsloan.typepad.com/pat_sloans_corner/sew_along/
Hope that helps!
~ Dawn