Thursday, May 26, 2016

UFO Challenge

A while back I signed up for a UFO Challenge where I made a list of 10 quilts and every month a random number was called and the corresponding quilt would need to be finished.  Here is the list and my update...

Status Before
Status Afterward
1)  Pixilated Sunflower I created
All cut out and sewn, needs to be quilted.
April- still haven't started... Next on my list...
2)  Birds on a wire from Quilt Mania
Have a birds cut out, and some of the small quilts.  Need to continue to put them on and quilt entire thing.
3)  Midnight Garden
All material there but haven’t cut anything
March - started, lost the pattern and some of the block.  Had to buy a new book and now some black wool. Need to look into this.
4)  Garden that’s applique and wool – block of the month
All material is there but nothings been sewn or quilted.

5)  Blue stars
Two stars made, need to come up with idea to bind
February - Have a design in mind.  Will finish it this month.
6)  Houses – block of the month
All material is there,

7)  Block Lotto quilt - scraps
Missing 10 blocks – last two months, needs to be put together and quilted

8)  Green strip quilt
Quilts entirely made except for a side edge to make it a queen size quilt.  Need to put on sashing then quilt it all
May was to be #7 but this one was done instead.  At least one more off the list. See previous blog entry.
9)  Lily quilt
All completed.  Even sold.  Need to quilt it.

10)  two more quilts from the book PreCut Primers – authors Me and My Sister Designs.
These use 2 ½ strips to create.  Have material but not much more.  Need to cut.

Not included in this list but still done is the modern queen size quilt. ( ) and a couple more I started.  So this will keep me on track. Hopefully.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Two more completed....

It's been quite a while since I have blogged in regards to my quilting, and there is reason why....  In the past six months I have lost two family members, my father in November and three weeks ago my brother.  It's been hard to say the least and with it comes many feelings swamping you.  But like most people I turned to quilting to release some of my feelings and to give myself a few hours of not thinking.  So in the end I've been doing a lot of mindless quilting and here are the results....

A word in the quilting....  Canada

Lady bugs quilt tabletop ... Great backing.

Flower Rows

Quilted quilt large..... With wandering, and free style flowers, and leaves on a vine....

And what else?...

Tea time, the BOM that started 6 months ago... On the last row, and all flowers are completed.... See some pictures of them in the making...

Two white strips around the flowers and then a green large strip and you're done....  so #8 is done, and almost another one, plus an extra for the table top.