Starting at the Finish with Country Threads – July 2014

July 31 is THE very end of the month. And here I am ahhhhgan squeaking in my entry in the UFO Challenge game.

Just to record, in case some are reading this blog for the first time…. In January 2014 the decision was made to join the Country Threads UFO Game/Challenge. Here is a bit of review:

“Participants make a numbered list of twelve UFO’s. This is all on the ‘honor system’ and you monitor yourself. At the beginning of each month the number is posted on the blog. You match the number with the number on your UFO list. You finish that project, photograph it and send photo to Country Threads before the end of the month. The quilts/and/or projects are posted on Pinterest. Every three months Country Threads will draw a name for a $50 gift certificate. At the end of the year they draw a name for a $100 gift certificate.”

Check out Country Threads’ Pinterest to see all UFOs that — no longer categorized as such!

My entry this month goes along somewhat with the yellow and red summertime theme in the kitchen. The colors are a bit deeper and look nice for a summer change in the dining room.

The pattern is Linked Star Chain and is one of my favorites to teach from Mary Ellen Hopkins’ It’s OK If You Sit On My Quilt training. If you are not familiar with this one, check out the simplicity of the star block A and then connect with block B.


See the scissors in the corner to give measurement perspective. It measures 51″ x 51.”


Mona Levingston did the lovely quilting. The feathers swooping in the border surround the roses and the swirls in the stars sparkle!


The fabrics are Urban Cowgirl by Urban Chiks for Moda. The quilt top was made in the beginning of 2012, so quilt shops will probably not have the line anymore, but you may find some pieces online.


And now for the question from the dining room: on-point or straight? Which do you like?







16 thoughts on “Starting at the Finish with Country Threads – July 2014

  1. I love it — so cheerful and yummy!!! I vote for “on point”!!! But I’d vote to keep it – anyway, anyhow!!!! You always make me smile!!!! Thank you for the post!!

  2. Judy, what a great idea to get through all those UFOs!!!
    Love the red and yellow too. AND I personally like the quilt on the dining room table on point!!!

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