Since the first project was such a quick finish, I moved onto another UFO - my Christmas table runner. I had started three of these table runners last year before Christmas - one for my mom, sister, and myself. It came down to the end and I had to give up on mine and just get theirs done. Again I was surprised at how little there was left to do. The biggest problem came in putting on the outside borders. The outside borders measure almost 60 inches and I didn;t have enough yardage to do it legnth-wise - so I had to piece them. And I couldn't seem to measure correctly and kept coming up with a border that was too short! Eventually I got it done!
I made a lot of progress on other projects as well. I got my Swoon quilt top put together and quilted with free-hand baptist fans (thanks to Nina!!) She cheered me on and told me I could do it! I think she was just nervous that I would stick this huge quilt in a huge box and mail it her to quilt for me! I love how the baptist fans turned out. Now it is sitting on my sewing table, waiting for me to tackle the binding.
I also got my yellow spiderweb top put together. My mom and I have managed to get some quality sewing time this summer. We set up our sewing machines on the dining room table and got busy! I can't wait to get this top quilted and washed up and on the couch!
My September UFO is to use my Denyse Schmidt fabric. Technically speaking - the Swoon quilt will count for this - but I also have another secret project in the works. More on this after the recipient gets her present.
Are you getting your UFO's completed?