Judy L's UFO Challenge

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Round 1

I’ve been working on Ray’s quilt. Round 1 was applied. Needs a good pressing. I have the overall plan for his quilt just need cutting sizes. I’ve been sketching and planning round 2. Pretty sure I have it figured out.

If you enlarge the photo you can see the brown looks like tooled leather.

I took a little time to pull out the 12 quilts on my FAL list. The flimsies are all now together with their designated back if I have one. 1 needs repair. All the bad spots are marked. 3 are in the piecing stage. 5 have their backings ready to go. Now to pull thread, cut batting and binding and get busy quilting!

How are you doing qith your quilting goals?


Sunday, January 07, 2018

UFO and Finishing Challenges

I started this year with 50 UFOs. The majority are unquilted tops. As I mentioned before I made a list of 12 quilts that I’d really like to finish this year. I am also using that list for the first quarter finish along.
One challenge I haven’t mentioned is the Stashbuster UFO Challenge. Each month, one the ladies chooses a number between 1-12 and then a high number between 13 and 100. If you don’t have 100 some just work on their highest number or make a free choice. For most of last year and starting this year I mostly worked on my high number. The goal is to finish one or both in the month.
Stashbuster 2 is my Matchstick Marimba which is also my January OMG.

Stashbuster 79 is my high number 50. This is a quilt I’m designing around this panel I bought for Ray for Christmas with the promise of a quilt.

Just for fun I have my Border Creek Station mystery offered by my LQS that I’m trying to get and stay caught up on.

I have spent some time on each of these this week. I’ve been planning the quilting design for Matchstick Marimba. I’ve been designing Ray’s quilt and made the first cuts. I did a little more piecing on the mystery quilt. I’m not caught up but I know where I need to catch up.
How are your quilty goals coming along?

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

1Q FAL and Prairie Moon 2017 Final Countdown Challenge

When the FAL challenge comes around I have been laundry listing all my UFOs. Sort of cheating really. Not very thoughtful about what I really hope to accomplish. Then Shelly at Prairie Moon Quilts had her 2017 Final Countdown challenges. The third challenge is to make a list of 12 quilts you really hope to finish in 2018. In other words, a call to be thoughtful about what you want to accomplish.

Here is my list no particular order.

1) Carleens Matchstick Marimba
2) Double Four Patch
3) Strip Stacks - green and pink
4) Mystery Quilt LQS
5) Renees navy top
6) 4 patch on point - black green pink
7) Happy Block Jean Quilt - Jason
8) Pieced together contest
9) Double Wedding Ring
10) Renees yellow top
11) tumbler
12) Rays Horse Quilt
13) Any charity quilt I have languishing here for FAL purposes.

Most of these are unquilted tops. 3 are in beginning stages of piecing. 2 need to be checked over for popped seams and then quilted.

Quilting is my stumbling block but I’m trying to get over that. I am linking with Shelly at the above link for her challenge and Leanne at She Can Quilt for 1Q FAL 2018.



Monday, January 01, 2018

January OMG

Time to declare my January OMG. I will finish my second Matchstick Marimba. It needs to be quilted and bound.

Linking up with Elm Street Quilts.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

4Q FAL and 2017 in Review

I set my quarterly goals here. It is my laundry list of my UFOs and WIPs. I did accomplish a few of them.

There was my Purple Cow baby BQ. Then Ricci’s quilt. Both finished in the 4th quarter.
For the rest of the year I finished:

- 2 big bags.
- churndash table topper
- Hugs and Kisses
- 2 sided bandana shirt
- wool pincushion
- Matchstick Marimba
- Happy Blocks table topper
- 3 pillowcases

13 little finishes. I’ll take it!

Now that was complete finishes. How about some flimsy (unquilted top) action?

8 projects moved along. Major progress on a double wedding ring. New start on Bright Hope blocks. There’s another new start so watch this space 😁

Here’s to a productive 2017 and hopes for an even more productive 2018.


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Purple Cow Finished

I started this quilt back in 2009. I love cow print and had this lavender in my stash so decided to make a purple cow. I didn’t have my Avante back then and hadn’t really given the quilting design a thought.

I had cow print I planned to use for the back. After some thought I decided to outline the cow spots from the back. When I practiced moving the machine over the quilt I quickly decided all those starts and stops weren’t going to work for me. I landed on a design that pretty much is a meander. I think it turned out well.

it’s 47” square and the BQ pattern by Maple Island quilts. I accidentally cut the binding strips at 2”. Was a bit of a squeeze but it worked.

I set my 4Q quarterly goals here. This was #17.



Friday, December 29, 2017

OMG Finish

It’s swimming in the tub right now but I declare it done!

My goal was to quilt and bind this quilt. After several missteps through the year I finally got it together and finished it last night.

Linking up with Elm Street Quilts for December finishes. I set my 4Q quarterly goals here. This was #44.