Wip Wednesday: My Checkers UFO

Recently, I have been trying to finish all of my UFO’s…and it is slowly going very very well. I really felt frustrated just keeping cut fabrics-ready to be pieced, or prepared tops in the closet…(or maybe again I should get used to it!).

This is my Checkers quilt top, made as a baby quilt. At first I had planned to make a large twin, but as I was assembling the top, I thought that it would be best to make two baby quilts! And so this is the first one…


I have used two charm packs that i absolutely adore:
1. Fairy tale friends by American Jane (Moda fabrics)
2. Coming home by Deb Strain (Moda fabrics)

My only consideration is the binding. My first option is to put a white kona binding and thus give more emphasis on the blocks, or second option use this American Jane print, that I have a lot of.

What do you think?

Now on this week’s statistics

Dresden quilt: still handquilting.
Pinwheel quilt: I have finished the quilting, and it is about to be binded. I will show this one next week.
Butterfly quilt: no progress
Swoon quilt: piecing the top.

Summary of this week’s stats:
Completed projects -0
New projects -0
Currently in progress -5

Now it is your turn! Hop over at Freshly Pieced and take a peek on how everyone else is doing.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
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April 11, 2013 6:38 am

The vintagy feel was the purpose to start with, and I am glad to have managed this…but all the credit definitely goes to the fabric lines!

April 11, 2013 6:35 am

I so agree with you! I have already started it with the whte binding…Thank you for visiting!

wombat quilts
April 10, 2013 4:21 pm

The white sashing on this quilt is a lovely touch and gives the quilt a fabulous retro/vintage feel. My vote is for the solid white for the binding.

April 10, 2013 11:30 am

I like your combinations of solids and prints. Looks pretty.

Jenny Squawk Scheidt
April 10, 2013 11:24 am

I prefer the print. I think. Its just white enough to break up the grey.

April 10, 2013 11:05 am

I like the vintage-y feel of this! Tough choice on the binding… it would make for two different effects depending which way you go! I like the print for a more quirky look, or if you want to keep the clean lines of the sashing go with the solid. Don’t think you can go wrong either way 😉

Love to read your comments!