Friday, January 13, 2017

Neutrals Strata Quilt Finish

It is funny how setting a goal and having a plan really does help you get something finished!

Earlier this month I shared my plan to finish 12 older UFOs this year.  I numbered my list and will be working on one each month.



Quilt #6 was chosen for January which was a Strata quilt I have been working on for a few years.  The fabrics, I have been collecting for about a decade!

I am happy to report it is now a finished quilt!




With all the snow and rain we have been getting, an outdoor picture is not an option but this photo shows the lovely taupes, grays and browns in my fabrics.  I have been wanting to make myself a quilt in these colors for years and knew I really wanted the quilt to be just about the fabrics.




The fabrics were all cut in varying widths and then cut up into a handful of lengths.  I love the patterns that are created from the different sized strips and as fabrics and colors run together.




One of my all time favorite fabrics for the backing.  It is a Michael Miller print that I have been hoarding for years.  Knowing this quilt is for me, this was the perfect time to get it out and use it.




So I have already reached my goal of finishing a UFO for January!  I am feeling extremely good about the coming year already.  Maybe I really can get my UFO list down to single digits.   :)







I will also be sharing this finish with Elm Street Quilts for the One Monthly Goal Finish Along.





2017 is off to a great start!













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28 comments:

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on knocking that first project off the UFO list. Nice work!!

Judy H said...

Having a 'plan' does work! Lovely quilt.

Vicki in MN said...

A win win, a finished goal and a gorgeous quilt!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love the strata quilt! All those terrific fabrics and such a perfect backing. Congratulations!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love this one, Cyndy! Such interesting fabrics to look at, and a cozy result! I really like the backing fabric, too. Did you use a collection of fat quarters to make this quilt, or yardage?

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a glorious quilt -- SO happy that it is out and ready for use!

Havplenty said...

It is a perfect color combo and one of my favorites. I love taupe. It's a good thing you finished it so and can be used.

em's scrapbag said...

What a wonderful quilt! Congrats on getting it off the ufo list.

Kate said...

A splendid finish!

claudia said...

And you still have 18n days left!!!
It's a beautiful quilt. I love the colors you used, they are soothing! This is a nice cuddly quilt.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Congratulations. And you still have plenty of the month for other creative pursuits!! The weather sure helps to keep us indoors right now!

Libby in TN said...

Simple and elegant.

Louise said...

Yay! What a wonderful finish! I'm so glad you're keeping this for yourself :)

gayle said...

Well there you are - a beautiful quilt and still more than half the month left over! Sitting pretty, I'd say! 8)
What's next? (Can't wait to see!)

Robby H. said...

What a wonderful quilt. It must feel good to have a UFO licked first thing this year, too. Good for you, and good for you for keeping one you love.

Janice Holton said...

Good for you Cynthia! I'm so happy for you to have this finish and UFO checked off your list. It's inspiring to read it when others do it so I hope I can take that inspiration to finish my #6!

scraphappy said...

Off to a great start on finishing. So many pretty fabrics. Congratulations on crossing it off the list.

Jayne said...

Great finish! It's nice to meet goals you have set and so early in the month! I've been getting pictures from my family in Portland of all the snow. You guys are really getting hit with it this year!

Leanne Parsons said...

Way to start the year off right! That is a beautiful quilt, full of beautiful fabrics. I really love the backing too and I can see why you've been holding onto it for a special project. Enjoy using it now that it's finished :)

Vera said...

Yay! Good for you! You are definitely on right track and I'm sure you'll make it! I hope to at least get some inspiration from you :)

Elizabeth Bolton said...

I love this quilt, and I love your method of getting after your WIPs. I have many myself, and I'm committed to reducing that number, too. Thanks for sharing this beauty (and all of your wonderful work!)

Jasmine said...

Congrats on the finish! It looks amazing. I really like the different widths as well.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Cynthia, I really like your choice of neutrals - I tend to use only light and dark browns. I'm now going to expand my colour choice - It really looks good!

Kate said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish! It's good to start off the year with a finish meant for yourself.

Patty D from NC said...

What a fun quilt! Congrats on your finish and thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal.

Karen's Korner said...

Those fabrics were made for that design. Love the backing fabric.

Edith said...

Wow, a real beauty this quilt, congratulations on your OMG finish.

Jeanna said...

I love this quilt and the fabrics are gorgeous. Congratulations on meeting your goal.

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