I am back in the saddle again!! Or at least, I have a FO this week. I didn’t accomplish my August UFO goal of finishing Let Freedom Ring. Considering I went to Evansville mid August and never came home, I can see why. But I finally got the courage to get up to my sewing room to organize and quilt. At 3:00 pm on Thursday I pulled the quilt off the frame and it was time to bind it!!
I tried to quilt each Star block as it’s own, changing the quilting as whimsy struck. I think I accomplished that goal. Yes, those are clips along the edge, I hadn’t quite finished the binding, but wanted to get photos for the blog post.
For the blank squares I went with meanders in the melon shapes and cross-hatch in the interior. It was about all I could think of to do. Funny how those blocks with squares give me all kinds of ideas, but the blank ones, nothing. But, I did find a gorgeous wreath for the largest blank area, and even changed the size so I could use it in a corner block. I LOVE IT!!!
Definitely some things I would position differently if I did it over, but it’s done, I love it and I won’t regret anything I quilted!
Let Freedom Ring
Pattern: Pink Grapefruit from Northwater Quilts
If you look closely on the left side of the stripes on the back, you will see a little oddity. Wonder what that is. Well, long time readers will know I don’t always have the exact amount I need on the binding, so I get creative, a lot! I was 1.5″ short of what I needed!!! So I grabbed the striped fabric and added in enough to finish it off.
And there’s my Let Freedom Ring. I can finally cross it off my 2021 UFO list, almost a month late, but what can you do. Now to figure out if I am doing September’s UFO number of fudging my numbers and going with something a little easier.
Linking up with Meadow Mist for September Favorite Finish