Saturday, July 14, 2007

Do you believe in UFOs?

I am just knocking them out around here! This afternoon I pulled out another zip-lock bag with a in-progress project in it and went to work. I had a huge pile of left-over 2 inch blue squares left over from various projects and thought I would make another quilt like this. I had the four patches already made so I put it together with the solid blocks and got six rows put together. I guess it will have to go back into the bag for a while to age some more I gather some more blue scraps for more four-patches. I may have to raid my mom's box of nickel squares while I am at her house next week.
Before we went to the beach last week, I had dug another well-aged project out to work on. These nine-patches are made from fabrics that Maddie had dresses made from when she was little. I made most of the dresses (with lots of help from Nina) - my mom made her a few - and Nina even made her several (with matching ones for Eva!). I am going to use them in a pattern from "The Joy of Quilting". The alternate blocks are a rail fence block (navy and white) and a solid white block. The problem is that I no longer have that book and can't remember the layout! Nina is going to get her mom to send me a picture of the quilt from her copy of the book.
Hhhmmmm.....what else can I find to work on around here? I am running out of UFOs but the pile of "To Be Quilted" tops is growing!

7 comments:

Libby said...

I'm having the same problem with my To Be Quilted pile growing out of control! But I love finishing tops because the more UFOs I finish the more new things I can start. Those nine patch blocks are sooo sweet! What a great memory, too...

Sharon said...

I have a few UFO's I could send you to work on until you find some more.....:)

atet said...

Isn't the point to clear out those UFOs so you can work on other things? Great work on your projects and progress!

Mary said...

4 patches and 9 patches - both look great. I also have a stack of tops waiting for quilting but they don't bother me as much as UFO's that haven't made it to the finished tops stage.

Carol E. said...

Congratulations on finishing so many UFOs! What a great feeling!

Shelina said...

Both of these sets of blocks look great. The nine patch with their wonderful memories, the four patches with the beautiful blues. Good for you for working on your UFOs!

Lynn Dykstra said...

I have a quilt from my childhood, with many fabrics from my clothes. What a nice thing to make for your daughter