Judy L's UFO Challenge

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

4-Patch On Point

I got this little quilt done and off the frame.  I had one thread break but luckily retreading fixed the issue as in no more breaks.  I was surprised that I needed more than one bobbin to quilt this.  In fact I kick myself because I only partially filled the next bobbin and ran out again with just 3 motifs left to quilt.

It measures about 38x58.  The most expensive part of this quilt was the batting.  The backing was a $2 find at our guild garage sale.  The four patches were from a 50 cent scrap bag from a retreat garage sale.  The blue was a $1 a yard find at Walmart and the thread was free from Freecycle.  How's that for quilting on a budget?

This will be bound with the same blue used in the top.



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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Ricci's Quilt

If you go back to my June OMG post here you can read about this quilt.

I took this from a coworker who talked so lovingly about his quilt and repaired it.  It had been tied.  I removed the ties, repaired, added new batting and backing.  Quilted and bound it.  He's seen it on Facebook and seems happy.  I'm going to wash and dry it to make sure there are no issues with it.


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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Razzle Dazzle Block Two

I have all the sub units made for the 20 alternate blocks.  I assembled the first block to see how things would go together.


Here it is with one of the first blocks I made.


I now have the 20 pinwheel centers sewn and am sewing the flying geese to those first.  I should be able to get these together pretty quickly.


Hugs!

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Monday, September 19, 2016

On The Frame

Here is the next quilt I plan to get quilted. The four patches are from a 50 cent scrap bag I bought at a retreat last year during their guild garage sale.  The blue fabric is from a $1 a yard sale I found.  The backing is from my guilds garage sale from last year.  I don't remember what I paid but probably just a few dollars.  The thread was free from a huge box of thread I was given on Freecycle.  The most expensive part will be the batting.  I bought a roll from JoAnns when they had a huge batting sale.



I'm using the top thread.

I'm linking to Patchwork Times Design wall Monday.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Razzle Dazzle Part Deux

I cut the parts for HSTs for the alternate blocks last night.  I lost count and decided to just start seeing them together.  Only need 160 of them so will sew a little, press a little and do something else for a break until they're done.  Once this is done 80 flying geese. Wish me luck!


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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Hopscotch

When I posted last time I referred to tha last quilt top I had finished.  When I went looking for a post About it I realized I had not posted here about it.

I give you another 3 yard quilt called Hppscotch from Fabric Cafe by Donna Robertson.  I was a little frustrated with this pattern because I had made so many dumb cutting errors. I wrote to her about the ideas I had and she made changes to the pattern and mailed me a new updated copy.  Wow!  Thanks for listening to me Donna.



I think the quilting will make a big difference.

Hugs,

Swooze

Razzle Dazzle

I Here is another Bonnie Hunter UFO that I'm working on.  Razzle Dazzle.  I worked diligently to get the first set of blocks done.  There are 30 and they are all different colors with that gold as a constant.  I need 20 of the alternate blocks but stopped working on this to do a little quilting.


I had made one of the alternate blocks but did not care for the shade of gray that I used.  I found another I like and that will also be a constant with scrappy neutrals.


I don't want the blocks to over power each other.  To me this gray is more subtle.  More after my quilting spree!

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Garden Party

I'm here sewing in the background and not posting either here or on yahoo groups.  For 2.5 months I was intensely piecing my Garden Party UFO by Bonnie Hunter.  I just have to add borders but need to decide if I go with Bonnie's  design or try to find a way to preserve the points on the setting triangles.  If I had the foresight I would have accommodated that idea.  Maybe on a future chain design quilt I will.

Here is the center.


Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Garden Party



But it's no party.  I've been cranking out quilts with pieces in the 2.5 to 3.5 " range.  Because I'm trying to finish UFOs I dug one out and chose Garden Party by Bonnie Hunter.  This quilt has 200 blocks with 17 pieces each.  The strip sizes are all 1.5.  I'm currently working on the 81 sashed nine patch blocks.  Then I'll work on the half blocks that serve as side setting triangles and corners.

For comparison I'm showing an almost complete nine patch block against my last quilt block.  5.5" versus 8.5" with the latter only having 5 pieces.

It's gotta be done eventually so why not now?



Just adding the last piece top and bottom which will have a cornerstone.  I only need 202 of those pieces!

Hugs!

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