One UFO finished

First of all  I want to wish all the new subscribers a very warm welcome. I hope you enjoy my blog and look forward to a long relationship. Please feel free to leave comments or suggest new topics. And if you ask questions I’ll do my best to answer them. Of course I don’t pretend to know everything, but I’m very good at finding things out.

A while back I may have mentioned that I made a list of things that needed my attention, organization or maintenance and I had planned to get it all done before the end of the year. Well, it was the plan anyway, but it is now 6 months later and I am about halfway done. I always seem to under estimate how long things take, but I am making progress and I just finished a quilt that I abandoned 10 years ago.  What I remember is that at that time I fell in love with a new line of fabric, Growing Wild, with water lilies, irises, poppies, and other flowers in lovely colors. What’s not to like! I designed and made a quilt top in no time and then it became a UFO (unfinished object). My interests changed as I became more and more involved in designing quilting patterns. But now after all these years I finished it and I’m glad I did.

Here it is. I called it In full Bloom.

in full bloom

The blocks were fussy cut and the colors are more vibrant than those in the picture.

Here is a close up of one of the blocks. Amazing how different the colors are of 2 pictures of the same quilt:

in full bloom close up

The fabric for the back features water lilies, but unfortunately I did not have enough and had to piece large blue strips on the sides.

The back:

in full bloom fabric

I designed the quilting, FL-019 Water Lilies, especially for this quilt and it is available on my website at, but it took me 10 years before I finally did the quilting.


The quilt pattern (for piecing) is available at Cozy Quilt shop, but the picture on the pattern was done in different fabrics because by the time someone made a sample to test the pattern the Growing Wild fabric was already sold out. Lesson learned: When you see fabric you like, better buy it right away because the following week it may be gone. Here is a picture of the pattern:


I found one more quilt top stuck away on a shelf. I may quilt and finish that one too. Another item that was not on my to do list. I guess that is why it is taking me so long to finish that list. I keep finding other things to do.

Have a great weekend everyone and Happy Mother’s Day wishes to all the Moms.

Until next time.




Author: Quilters Niche News

I am a quilter and designer of quilts and digital quilting patterns for longarm systems and machine embroidery. I love to sew and all sorts of crafts

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