Judy L's UFO Challenge

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Partial UFO Finish

One of my UFOs is listed as two FQ Bags. It is a free pattern from All Free Sewing and can be found here. I had constructed the body of the bags last year and left all the fussy work. Inserting elastic, top stitching, handle/strap making. Now that this one is done the second will go together much more quickly.


I'm going to stick with the other bag until it's done and not jump to something else.

Watch this space for my first UFO finish!

Swooze

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Turquoise Happy Blocks

Some years ago, probably 5 or more, I was at Tirane's house. She was working on a quilt and it was too long for the backing she had so she ripped the bottom row off. I asked her what she planned to do with it. I don't recall the ensuing conversation exactly but I am pretty sure I asked for them. I love turquoise!

Fast forward. I had pretty much forgotten these in my orphan bin. When I did bump into them I didn't really think about doing anything with them. Last year a friend mentioned she was decorating her sewing room in turquoise and black. Insert bright lightbulb here...ding!!💡

Last night I started sorting things in my sewing room trying to locate the row of blocks. My daughter moved out so I now also have a stash room. I have moved quite a bit in there and have been grouping and sorting things. This activity has kept me from buying fabric this year. 👀😳 I digress. By moving things out I was able to unearth the blocks.

Last night I unpicked the row and pressed the blocks.


Today I pulled some black out of the stash and cut it up. I joined it with the turquoise blocks. This is what I will be quilting and giving to her.


I hope she likes it. Two UFOs brought to top stage in two days! I'll get back to Wanderlust but needed some variety in my sewing.

Swooze

Saturday, January 14, 2017

More Wanderlust

This is not a quick block to assemble. I have gone through and made all the components that I could make ahead except for maybe a few for the half blocks. This does not include the borders which will require a lot of piecing as well. If you look at the black goose you will see that each wing is a different color. In order to assemble this block I have to lay it all out, make the black geese, and then make the block. I wanted to get further along on this one because I don't want to get caught with an intensive piecing project while I'm in the UFO challenge and not have a finish.


I'm going to start working on other things in between to have a little variety in my life. Here is a little table runner that I am making using the orphan blocks I inherited from Grace. I'm going to use that French General pictured for both the backing and the binding which have both been cut. I need to just quilt and bind to complete it.


Consider this a sneak peek until I finish it.

Swooze

Friday, January 13, 2017

Wanderlust Scrapping

I've been diligently working on my Wanderlust quilt. As of Christmas Day I needed 67 more units. I thought that I would be able to get through them quickly but it looks like it took me three weeks to make them. I wondered why it took so long because I made a good number of them in just the past few days. I had to go back and read through my blog to see what I had been up to.

Happily I found that I had been accomplishing quite a bit. I quilted two quilts. I bound two quilts. I loaded another quilt on my frame and had started working on that as well. There has also been a lot of cleaning and organizing around here that has not been shown on the blog but it definitely accounts for a lot of my time.

With that said I'm now ready to start assembling my blocks for my quilt. I do need 48 more units that look very similar to the birds in the air block that I just completed but those should go pretty quickly.

A lot of this quilt has come from my mothers scrap basket. I'm linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday.


Swooze

Monday, January 09, 2017

First Quarter 2017 Finish Along

Rhonda at Rhonda's Ramblings hosts a Finish Along each quarter. You link to her blog, or one of the other hostesses, with a post about your proposed finishes.

My goal this year is to be a finisher. There are two UFO challenges I participate in. To prepare for those I listed 12 I really wanted to get finished this year. Those will be the main focus of this quarter along with some smaller items.

1 Strip Stacks - purple borders
2 Strip Stacks - red border
3 Hugs and Kisses



4 tumbler




5 4 patch on point - black green pink



6 Avignon Picnic



7 Matchstick Marimba
8 Strip Stacks - green and pink


9 Renee's navy top
10 Nancie's Floral and White Blocks



11 Pieced together contest


12 Pink Poppy BQ



13 FQ bags x2
14 Bandana shirt
15 Grace's Churndash
16 Turquoise blocks
17 Ricci's quilt


18 -? Find and quilt all the charity quilts I have lingering here

The first 12 require quilting. The next five are in the piecing stage. The last ? Require quilting.

Wish me luck!

Swooze

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Ruler Work

I got a ruler base and some rulers at Christmas for my Avante. I did straight line quilting and some freehand on one of my UFOs.


Now I'm trying to quilt circles. They are so wobbly but by the time I get to the 30th one I should have it down!


I'm operating under the done is better than perfect principle.

Swooze

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

UFO Challenge List

Judy L at Patchworktimes is hosting a UFO challenge and asked us to list our UFOs. No prizes except the satisfaction of a completed quilt project each month.

1 Strip Stacks - purple borders 
2 Strip Stacks - red border 
3 Hugs and Kisses 
4 tumbler 
5 4 patch on point - black green pink 
6 Avignon Picnic 
7 Matchstick Marimba 
8 Strip Stacks - green and pink 
9 Renees navy top 
10 Nancies Floral and White Blocks 
11 Pieced together contest 
12 Pink Poppy BQ

These are all complete tops and just need quilting. Won't you join us?

Swooze