Judy L's UFO Challenge

Sunday, October 31, 2021

October 2021 OMG Complete

I didn’t mean to skip blogging the entire month.  I seems handwork keeps me off my devices for the most part.  I will admit that I found a game that is stealing my free time.  I need to set limits on that.

I put the last stitches in the quilt repair I targeted for this months goal.  I found places where it appears there was a previous fix but they didn’t add quilting stitches so I finished that part as well.

All these triangles were whipstitched together.  In order for the stitches to not show I made lots of tiny stitches.

My repairs are the purple and plaid.  These two photos show them as I was adding them in.  You can see the quilting stitches.

At this distance it seems to stick out like a sore thumb.

A full shot shows it blends with all the other solids and plaids.  There were lots of loose seams that had to be stitched in addition to the replaced blocks.  I told the owner to fix it or have it fixed as she finds a loose spot and not let them build up again.  I return it today and hope she’ll be pleased.

Linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts for her OMG linkup.

Sunday, October 03, 2021

October 2021 OMG

I’ve chosen my goal for the month!  I am going to finish restoring this quilt.

There are two complete blocks that will be replaced and then one or two single triangles that will be replaced.

Shown below is a complete block.

I received some vintage fabrics from a friend and have cut the replacement pieces.  I have pressed a quarter inch seam all around each piece and am ready to start hand stitching.

I used the Clover Hot Hemmer shown to measure the pressed over seam allowance.  Even seams and no burnt fingers!  It’s a very thin piece of cardboard with registration marks.  

Are you joining the fun?