UFO Challenge


I knew I wouldn’t get much done this week.  August is always the busiest month for me and this one is no different.

In the UFO department….I think I might as well add two more to the list.  I started Spider Web string quilt at retreat.  I got a few blocks made but that’s it.  Then I cut out part of Moth in the Window but didn’t even sew a stitch in it.  I’m sure I won’t get to it any time soon so…add two to the list of UFO’s.  I am leaving these down stairs.  One day I’m hoping to get a little free time during nap time to trim them down.  Then I’ll let the kids help de-paper them if they want.



That’s okay though.  I can’t make the quilts if they aren’t started right?

Even thought it’s not much, I’m wonderfully happy with any progress and I did have a little see? [Read more...]

UFO Challenge


With the retreat I was able to get some sewing done…but not too much.  We had to teach two of the days and had to duck out early on Saturday for Karl’s going away party on Saturday so out sewing time was limited but that’s okay.  We had so much fun that missing sewing time was worth it for sure.

I did not get much UFO sewing done at all….but I promised myself that I HAD to get some done…even if it was only a little bit.  So here’s what I have to show.


Last week I had 48 of the 144 I needed done.  This week I added 20 more putting me at 68.  I’m getting close to half way done with them.  YAHOO!!  These are the mindless sewing that my brain is desperately in need of and that’s one of the reasons I love making any quilt with strings.

I don’t expect to have much done coming up.  We have a picnic on Saturday and one on Sunday too plus I’m still trying to catch up around here from the retreat.  Sometimes playing catch up is hard.  On top of that…I have baby quilts to make.  So far I have three that have either just had babies or are ready to pop any minute.    If one is a girl I have a quilt.  The other two…I have to make…and if it’s not a little girl.  I’ll need to make yet another one!  Oh my.  That’s all okay though.  I love making baby quilts….and after they are made I need to start on wedding quilts.  I have two more to be done this year!

Happily I know what the quilts are going to be…I just have to get to them.  Those baby quilts are going to be first priority if  when I get to a machine.

You can find me back here next week. I can’t guarantee a lot of progress but there will be some.

UFO Challenge


Did you see that I finished up my Rectangle Wrangle quilt?  Here’s a picture of it if you missed when I told about it in this post last week on Friday.


It feels so good to have a finish….

Last week I told you I was in a debate about whether to work on Virginia Bound or on Fair and Square.  With my busy week prepping for the retreat I didn’t get much sewing time in.  Honestly, I likely only sewed about about 20 minutes on three of the days.  That’s WAY too little to keep this girl happy.

I ended up getting this done…. [Read more...]

UFO Update


Last week I made the decision to leave my Virginia Bound quilt alone for some thinking time.  I didn’t come up with a final plan with it so decided to move on to a new UFO.  The quilt that is closest to being a top in my Fair and Square quilt so I grabbed it and started in.

I am pretty far along with this one.  I have all the blocks and borders done except the string blocks.


I am pretty excited to we working on this.  Kelli made this quilt a couple years ago and I loved it.

So starts the mess string blocks make…but it’s oh so worth it.


Here’s how far I got…. [Read more...]