Kitty Cucumber UFO Quilt
Way back when, I purchased two Timeless Treasures Kitty Cucumber panels in two different colorways, plus some coordinating fabric, with the intention to make two separate quilts. Well, I didn't care for some of the printed squares in the blue colorway, and some of the squares in the green colorway were so pale that they just disappeared. Furthermore, when I prewashed the panels, I found that the blocks were not all square. I tried adding the red heart borders to frame the blocks and give them some character. I tried different arrangements of piecing and sashing with the coordinating fabrics....nothing clicked. When I pulled this out again this year, I decided it was "finish it or donate it." I also decided that I didn't want to purchase any additional fabric for this quilt. When I found the soft butter yellow fabric in my stash, everything sort of fell together. I used the scattered Kitty C fabric (originally purchased for wide borders for two quilts) for the backing, using up the green coordinate fabric to extend the width and length. I quilted this with a walking foot. (Side Story: One of my granddaughters examined this quilt and asked me, "Where's the cucumbers?!?" Kitty Cucumbers are a group of collectible figurines by Schmid Merrimack from the 1980's, collected by my three daughters for birthdays and holidays. They are now Vintage.) No pattern used.