Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2017 UFO
103" x 101"
I'm done!  It has only taken me since August last year to complete Kutarug (with a little work started in February 2016).  

The project is called Winning Combination designed by Tammy Vonderschmitt.  It was in the American Patchwork and Quilting April 2016 magazine.  It published at a size of 59 3/4" x 81 1/4".  Tammy designed this quilt to use up a plethora of 2" square finished HSTs that she received in a swap.  

Tammy's idea got stuck in my head.  I too had a plethora of bonus square triangles from various projects that screamed out to be used.  Unlike Tammy's unfinished 3 1/2" pinwheel units, mine would be 2 1/2".  Crazy as this is beginning to sound the project was to be for a king, 103" x 101".  Indeed the stage was set for an overwhelming project.  A little help with the math from Ty and the journey started to make 3,920 1 1/2" unfinished hour glass units for the 980 pinwheel units that would be needed.

The Design Wall with Kassy overseeing...doesn't show the magnitude of Kutarug!  I'm planning on a baptist fan quilting stitch with a neutral thread.  The binding will be the same dark blue.  The back will be whatever is left from the same dark blue.  I don't think it will be enough so I will get creative :).

Thanks to Janet for coming up with the name Kutarug.  More thanks to Debra and Kerry for helping me with some of their plethora of bonus triangles.

Are you as ready as I am to see something different under my needle?


Nancy J said...

Massive in size, squares, and the quilting will be too.And as always, a feline supervisor is the best kind, no words given, just a pat or a purr.

Janet O. said...

I am just in awe of this project. It is SO incredible! Kudos to you!
Had I known I had that many HSTs and pinwheels in my future, I would have gone into hiding instead!

Tina Rathbone said...

This is a work of incredible talent, piecing skills and artistry. Not to mention perservance!

Kerry's Quilting said...

Congratulations!! It is finally finished. I know you are looking forward to a new project.

Betty said...

Wowza me, it is completed. I know that Kassy isn't checking for anything out of place. she too just can't get over the fact that it is finished. Now both kitties will have something else to grab their attention. Great job San.

Jennifer said...

WOW! It is so impressive and I’ve enjoyed watching you make it. I am also really, really impressed with your persistence, it would have almost certainly become a ufo in my house!