The Most Beautiful UFO

I received these blocks as a gift from blog reader, Jan, several years ago. I was immediately smitten and still am in awe of her generosity!

They are stunningly gorgeous. But I can see why they didn’t make it past the block stage. There are slight variations in block size. Trimmed square, they would range from 12-14 inches. I need to figure out how to contend with that.

I also need to figure out how to set them. I might need to make another. I think I can do it from my vintage stash. Here’s a look at the back.

I really need to come up with a plan. They are too beautiful to stay in a box any longer.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to The Most Beautiful UFO

  1. Jeanne Atkinson says:

    You could cut the outer row, making it straight. Then add a strip around each block, which would allow you to trim to make them all the same size. The blocks will still be very pretty when put together, and less fiddly bits to deal with.

  2. Jan Horn says:

    So happy to see you’re still working with these. I got them from a lady who was in the nursing home when I worked there. I like Val’s idea of using the ones that are all the same size and just make a smaller quilt. Have fun with them.

  3. Sandra B says:

    Oooohhh… These blocks are beautiful! I like the idea of pulling out the three most non-conforming blocks and trying to make some sense of the remaining twelve. Will give it some more thought, but I know that you will come up with the perfect plan, all on your own…we all have the confidence that you will turn these blocks into an awesome quilt top!!!

  4. Diane Muldoon says:

    If anyone can do it…it will be talented you xox

  5. I agree with Wendy’s suggestion – whether you appliqué or add fabric in some other manner. Size them up to a standard size and then arrange them so the variations make sense (or are the least noticeable). It’s going to be a beauty!

  6. Oh they are gorgeous! Perhaps you could applique them onto a background. I can’t imagine how to trim them up by piecing. I will stay tuned to see how you remedy this. I know you will find the perfect solution!

  7. Val W says:

    You could set aside the three most rebellious blocks for another purpose, perhaps even letting them play on the back of the quilt. The 12 remaining blocks should be easier to work with – one would hope!

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