Aerial {a finished quilt!}

Happy Friday all 🙂  I’m thrilled to be sharing this finish with you today because according to Instagram, I started it 99 weeks ago!!!  Wow, that’s embarrassing.  When I came home from Sew Down Nashville a couple of years ago I packed the few blocks I had completed away and pretty much forgot about them until last week.

Aerial Quilt

Clearly it didn’t take me long to finish the other blocks, so it’s a shame I waited so long.  The pattern is called Aerial by Carolyn Friedlander and is foundation paper pieced, but would be great for a beginning paper piecer (no tiny pieces and all straight lines!).

Aerial quilt detail

I wasn’t sure at first how to quilt it once I got the top together.  I decided to just play off some of the lines in the top and basically quilt it within an inch of its life!  I used Aurifil 50 wt #2625 (Arctic Ice) because it matched my border fabric perfectly and seemed to blend nicely with all of the bright colors.

Aerial quilt detail

The fabric for the blocks were almost all from an old V&Co ombre mini jelly roll.  I love the colors and variation it brings to the quilt.

Aerial quilt detail

This has inspired me to set a goal for 2016 and pull out all of my old WIPs to get them completed.

Aerial quilt

How about you? What is your oldest WIP?

8 thoughts on “Aerial {a finished quilt!}

  1. My oldest WIP is more than ten years old… I started out hand sewing and that got old fast so I just kinda never finished it. I finally put it together (by machine) last year or the year before. I just need to finally quilt it.

  2. Love this quilt! Wish I could buy that pattern but can’t find it anywhere. I am working on a BOM from 2008 I think. It is called Heart and Home. Very folksy, cutesy which I don’t do anymore but joined a CEO Club – Completely Execute Objects, and it is on my list. It will feel good to finally get it done. I put the Succulents quilt on my CEO list so I will get it one as well. Looking forward to that one!

  3. I’ve pulled out some old UFOs this year. One of them is from the 1990’s. It’s a dimensional bow tie quilt. I have about 170 blocks completed and just need to get them sewn together. I also quilted a couple of mini quilts I’d done around the same time. Time to get some old projects cleared out.

  4. This is a terrific finish. Most of my UFOs are tops that are not quilted. Yes I should try to do something about them!

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