Judy L's UFO Challenge

Tuesday, March 27, 2007



We have a finish! I took a class to learn a quilt as you go process. The quilt was to be a denim and flannel log cabin. When I took the class I enjoyed all the techinques shared and the other tips I learned. When I dug this UFO out I had fully intended to make a throw quilt out of it. As I studied the block I realized the amount of work that would go into doing that. I was not really big on lots of hand work. I cut my plan back to just make 3 more blocks and make a table topper. Even doing that did not excite me. So the block and I had a little chat. It told me "Just bind me, I want to be a hot pad." So there you have it. My second UFO finish of the year.

Next up? I will be binding my King Log Cabin that I got back from my friend a few weeks back. Onward!

12 comments:

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Do you love your new sewing machine? I have a Memory Craft 6600 that's my primary machine and I love it, love it, love it.

Enjoy your new baby!!!

Nicole and Phil said...

well done on making the pot holder, rahter than struggling with more blocks if you didn't really want to!
I love all the stuff you bought at the show as well!
Enjoy!
(hoping to sew later today!), but not on UFO's LOL

Laurie Ann said...

Swooze - Thanks for vising my blog! I did a quilt as you go and instead of doing the final bit by hand, I did it on the machine and it turned out pretty well. I don't enjoy hand sewing!

We need to see more pictures of your canine pack!

Sandra said...

Great progress on your projects. Sometimes a block just wants to be a block :-)

Cynthia said...

good for you on finishing it. It certainly is good to cross another UFO off the list.

Meredith said...

Way to go on getting another UFO completed. Your post really made me laugh. My quilts talk to me but they never seem to be as funny as that. Congrats on the new machine.

ShinyNewThing said...

Swooze, congrats on your new machine, and may it have a better maintenance record than mine! I love it really, but watch out for the 1/4 inch programmed stitch (Mode 2, 11) because many people including me find it is too wide for accuracy. Also there is a Yahoo group specifically for the 6500/6600 machines (although I must confess that I don't read it very often as it a message-heavy Forum). Best wishes, Sharon

Laurie Ann said...

Wow Swooze! That's quite a pack you have. What a bunch of handsome hounds. :)

Su Bee said...

I love my Janome - it's my primary machine now, and I hate to have to use anything else! I lug it all over, even tho it weighs a ton -- Have fun with it!

Melzie said...

LOL well congrats on the finish! Now I know I need to chat with my UFOs also ;) xoxo melzie

Greenmare said...

then did the potholder tell you it wanted to make a pie? ;-)

Janet said...

I love your hot pad. I make denim and flannel quilts for High School graduates at church and normally do charm squares but log cabin style would be great! Maybe even just one big log cabin block if I can get jean legs big enough!