Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The UFO I Got Back!

In my last post, I wrote about the UFO (unfinished object) that I assembled for our Halloween Trick or Treat, Brown Bag Challenge for our quilt guild.  Last night was the Big Reveal!  Good friend Patty, my co-chair of programs for guild, was in charge of MCing the Reveal.  She was standing right beside me, and imagine my total surprise when I saw that SHE had MY brown, Halloween-decorated, bag!

As soon as she held up the quilt that she had finished, there were many oohs and ahhs from the assembled group.  I then asked the group, "Who is this girl in the center panel?"  There was a pause, and then several called out, "Alice in Wonderland!"  And so then I said, "That's right, and this quilt is mine!"

As you can see the results are spectacular!  Patty did so much more with this little panel than I had planned, and her vision for it was world's better than mine.  Too, after seeing all the finished UFOs, I felt somewhat chagrined.  The UFO that I worked on was completed in by far the simplest fashion.  It ended up with its owner--another dear friend, fellow China Doll Bee buddy, fellow Material Maven, and former Dear Jane teacher--Rita!

The challenge was so much fun--my first ever in Guild.  I look forward to the next brown bag project!

Here's a close-up of the panel, which also shows
off the little triangle squares that Patty bordered
my quilt with, as well as the squares in a square
blocks that she made and attached.  When Patty got the quilt
I had added only the green and blue borders.
I included fabrics--including the stripes used in the triangle squares and
the multi-colored one for the on-point blocks.  I love
the way these look as if they are pieced with many
tiny little squares!