Judy L's UFO Challenge

Monday, January 31, 2022

Design Wall Monday

Judy at Small quilts is looking for more reading so I decided to share my completed quilt top from the weekend.

Remember this was my inspiration.

Here is my completed top.  The recipient said they like blues and turning towards green.  I think I ticked all the boxes.

In other news.  Just as I returned to the house Saturday I got a call from Ray.  I assumed he was in the house and had my hands full so I didn’t pick up.  I finished unloading the car and he called again so I stepped into the garage.  He wasn’t there so I called him back but before it rang through he called again.  I answered and he shoutinto the phone “Get here now.  I’m at the corner of Bruton and635.  The truck is on fire!.  My heart kept into my throat.  I ran out the door, holding my breath, and the phone rang again.  This time it was my friend I had just spent the day with.  She told me Ray had called her.  I quickly told her, breathlessly, what was going on.  She would not let me off the phone and kept telling me to breathe.  I had to go less than 1.5 miles to get there.  It took the whole drive for me to get my breathing under control.

When I got there the firemen were there.  The fire was out.  I pulled up and Ray walked over.  I scanned the scene looking for our dog bandit.  A nice customer took him and put him in her vehicle.  Ray transferred him to my truck.  You could tell he was stressed.

I took pictures.  Ray salvaged what he could while I talked to the insurance company.  They dispatched a tow truck for us.  We knew we were probably in for a wait but the driver called and said 30 minutes.  We took Bandit home and unloaded Ray’s things and returned to the scene.  I called the tow driver at the 30 minute mark and he was almost there.  What a relief.  From the call to insurance to his arrival 1 hour and 12 minutes.  Now for the dance with the insurance company.  We only owned this vehicle three months and had invested lots of time and money in it to get it right.  Thank goodness for full coverage!

No idea the cause but will report back.

Blessed for no loss of life!

Monday, January 24, 2022

Weekend Progress

I worked on my pinwheels Saturday.  I’ve got all the rows sewn together and half the top.  A few more hours of sewing and I’ll be ready for borders.  There will be a lime green inner border with the blue print as the outer border.  This came together quickly and I’m loving it!

While I was at the church with the girls I joined in on Zoom with Chookyblue and the rest of the world crew.  You should join us, just watch Chooky’s blog.  It’s lots of fun!

Linking up with Small Quilts for Design Wall Monday.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Monday Progress

This was my inspiration.  I knew I didn’t want to do the squares between the pinwheels but more pinwheels.

I lay out the parts knowing I couldn’t assemble the blocks in a traditional way since there’s a bit of interlocking.  I was very pleased with my vision but could not help but think that was a lot of background. I sat down and continued sewing HSTs together and glanced at the design wall.  

A lightbulb came on and I jumped up and started rearranging.  I planned to put all the blue and green pinwheels in the center and the black and teal all around the outside.  I started texting pictures to a few friends and my friend I was sewing with commented the lime green pinwheels were a little smooshed together and not very distinct.

A little more shuffling and I placed a black and teal pinwheel in the center.  It definitely delineated the pinwheels better in person and photographically.  I’ll have to sew a few more of the black pinwheels. 

Once I figured this out I did some more cutting so that I had all the pieces I needed for the center of the quilt cut.  If I sew at home I can be ready for borders Saturday.  Wow!  That thought is motivating.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Sew Day!

I have the day off today.  Martin Luther King day here today.  So I’m off to the church to sew with one of the girls.  I was just there Saturday and actually sewed at home yesterday for the first time this year.

Making great progress.  I have to make 144 HSTs.  I’m short 24 so that will be the first order of the day.  I’ll also cut the additional background I need and get the assembly under weigh.

I purchased the colored fabric from a friend that sells choice fabrics.  Apparently the print line was so popular it sold out.  Luckily she bought a box of assorted FQs before it was all gone!  I think I’ll need a few more for the borders.

Happy day to all!

Friday, January 14, 2022

Umbrella Ladies

I finished the top and am ready to hand the top off to the client.  She will have it quilted and I will add the binding.  I plan to use Susie’s Magic binding using the peach floral and the blue for the flange.

I finished it on January first.  One of the ladies that was sewing with me tested positive for COVID.  We have not gathered together since but will resume tomorrow.  

I have not sewn a stitch since that day.  I have been planning for my next project though.  I’ll be cutting it out tomorrow.  Have to choose the background.  I’m leaning toward the white with the gray triangles.

I’ll cut out triangles from the colors and lay them on each background to audition.  They both have great movement.  Stand by for that decision!

I’m linking up with Alycia at Finished or not Friday.  My step on the ladies is finished.