Judy L's UFO Challenge

Friday, January 23, 2015

On the Needles (hook) - January 23, 2015

I inherited three afghan UFOs when my mother passed a year and a half ago.  One was for my Dad.  I finished it enough that he got to use it before his passing.  I still have ends to tie in.  There was a baby afghan.  I completely finished that one.  I kept it and use it to get a hug from my mother from time to time.

This is the third afghan.  She had almost completed one of the strips that you see on the left.  She had completed all the pink clusters for the centers if the granny squares and put the next row on a few then finished a single square.  This, along with the pattern gave me enough information to know which pattern from the booklet she was following.

I have completed all the pieces and am now in the process of assembling the granny square borders and tying in ends.  I am about to finish the third border and will likely complete the fourth border today. I am tying a few ends as I go but will probably finish most of it once the top is complete.  There are two rounds to crochet once the top is assembled.

There was not enough of the pink or off whit yarn from her stash.  I found close enough matches to continue on.  Anyone that notices the mismatch has too much time on their hands!  You now know what I have been doing with my time rather than quilting.

I am linking up with Judy L at Patchworktimes.








Friday, January 09, 2015

Sara's Big Bag

I made this for my best friend for Christmas.  It lives up to its name.  It's BIG!




Sorry for the fuzzy photos.  This is all pre-quilted fabric.you wrap the handles around a thick cording.  More hand work than machine work but it goes quickly.  It's hard to tell but the bag is reversible.  I have the fabric to make myself one.  Will share that when it's done.

FYi the blog title is the pattern name.  I have been unable to locate a source for the pattern.

Hugs,

Swooze

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Happy New Year

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  I hope its a good one.

I have been reading peoples accounting of their 2014 quilting accomplishments for 2014". While I did not accomplish as much as I would have liked I did more than I thought.  I competed 2 Harley Davidson quilts, both bed size.  I made a microwave bowl and I made great progress on my dd's t-shirt quilt.

In addition to quilting I managed to finish a crocheted afghan throw and completed a baby afghan my mother had started.  I also finished another of her afghans that was intended for my father.  I count it complete but still have lots of threads to weave in.  Mom had one more afghan that I am currently working on and hope to complete soon.

I started Bonnie Hunters mystery and just took her New Year mystery class at Fabric Fanatics.  I hope this will keep me going forward with my sewing into this year.

I will share pics going forward.  Hope you will comment to let me know you are still reading my blog.

Hugs,

Swooze

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Quilt, The Quilter. The Recipient


























3 judges with scores of 77, 92 and 83.  252 out of 300.  It is strange to me how wide the scores were.  It was fun and I will enter again!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Going to the Show!

Got my acceptance letter!

 


















Got my hanging sleeve applied and the quilt bundled up and labeled as required.  Drop off at 3 p.m.!






















Monday, June 16, 2014

Harley Davidson Quilt #1 - Deisgn Wall Monday

This is the first Harley Quilt that I made.  Ray drives a Road King and calls it Purple Haze.  The third picture shows the great texture that was achieved when Allison quilted flames from top to bottom in red and gold threads.  She made the suggestions of the word personalization and I was really impressed with her attention to detail and her work.

I will show more of this quilt later this week as it is going to be the first quilt I have entered into a show.   It will be hanging in the Mesquite Quilt Show in Mesquite Texas at the Rutherford recreation building.

































Go see Judy at Patchworktimes for moire great design walls.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Design Wall Monday June 9, 2014

It's been awhile since I have posted my design wall.  Ths one was finished up Friday and dropped in the mail Saturday.  This is the second Harley quilt I have made.  The first is in the binding stages.  I will post more about it this week.



For more design walls go to Patchworktimes.