Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February's UFO finish

Just in the nick of time, I made myself finish my February UFO. It has been quilted for over a week - but since I hate do bindings, it sat here, taunting me as the end of the month drew closer! To start the month, the top needed the final borders and then the quilting. As I was putting on the binding this morning, I got around to the fourth side and discovered this little problem!

Oops! Somewhere my math went awry! Easy enough to fix but it added a little time to the job. Now it is finished and my kids can start fighting over who it belongs to!

The kids will also be excited to learn that March's UFO is to make all the pillowcases I have promised them in the past couple of years. I think I have fabric to make each of them at least two pillowcases. Ian even dragged the fabric out of my project drawer a few weeks ago and told me I needed to get busy!

Thanks, Judy, for inspiring us to get these UFOs out of the way! Check out the other projects over at Sunshine Quilts.

Saturday, February 04, 2012


Because I am in desperate need of another Quilt-in-progress (sarcasm!), I have joined the Swoon-Along going on on Flickr. It is being hosted by Katy from I'm a Ginger Monkey. Our goal is one block a week - and so far I have remained on track! Each block takes about 2 hours to cut out and sew together but then again the blocks are 24 inches square. I am using Denyse Schmidt's new line of fabric for JoAnn's. If you want to see some great inspiration, go check out the Flickr group! You can just click on the Swoon-Along button in my sidebar.

Maybe that is what I will work on tonight - while the rest of the family watches Mr. and Mrs. Smith for the 100th time.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

January UFO challenge

January's UFO was a BOM I am doing from a local sewing store. We still have three months to go - so there is only so much I can do! I was able to put the sashing and borders around all of the blocks that are already done. I have been doing this block of the month with two of my good friends (and neighbors!). They just started quilting a little over a year ago - so some of these blocks have been a real challenge.

Now to move on to February's UFO - #1 - a Christmas quilt from a class I taught last fall. This one needs the outer border and then the quilting.

Thanks again, Judy, for inspiring us to finish up some of these old projects!