Friday, February 03, 2017

Finished or Not - Jolie Quilt with an Egyptian theme

 My quilting project this week was finishing a UFO.  I'm doing the APQ UFO challenge and this is the one that came up for January.   I had chosen the fabric for this quilt, but hadn't even got it cut out.  The fabrics were a bit on the unusual side - Egyptian themed!  I made a version of my Jolie quilt pattern - I am really love this pattern for using those fabrics that you can't figure out what to do with because it does a great job of showcasing them.

I enjoyed a pleasant afternoon of cutting and piecing and pressed my blocks out - then had to look a little closer at this one!  OOPS!  Out came the seam ripper to fix the square that ended up facing the wrong way.

After putting the top together I quilted it using spirals in a coppery colored thread.  I love the results!  The blue really pops against the the browns in the quilt.
I'll be adding this to my Etsy shop.  I figure that this will be the perfect quilt for someone who loves the Egyptian theme.

This month's number was 8, so I will be working on a quilt made with strips and a block I designed called reflections.  I think I'll work on writing up the pattern as I finish the quilt - it's about time, I think this one has been sitting on the back burner for a few years.

Linking up with Myra for Finished or Not Friday - come join the fun!

Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts


dq said...

Beautiful fabrics in this gorgeous quilt!
Thanks for visiting my blog. I challenge you to get back to Dear Jane. I took it slow and decided on one block a week for a long time. It really helped.

Nancy said...

The finished quilt is amazing. I really like the Egyptian themed fabric and the design is great.

Barb Neiwert said...

The blue accents really make the quilt pop! Congrats on getting a UFO off your To Do List!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Cool fabrics! Great job on the quilting!!!!