UFO Challenge

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I didn’t get as far as I had hoped on my UFO work.  A bum foot isn’t good for jobs that require a lot of movement.  That has left me away from the quilting machine and doing things that require lots of ups and downs and measurements.  I did get this far…the center of Star Struck is together.

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I also managed to get Blue Skies this far onto the quilting machine.

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UFO Progress

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Last week I told you that I was indecisive wondering which project to work on..my Blue Skies quilt or my Star Struck quilt…well, guess which one won out.

Blue Skies did.  It’s officially a quilt top.  It needs to be ironed but I quit there.  Ironing is something that is really easy for me to do in the afternoon when the childcare kids are sleeping.  You can find this quilt in Bonnie Hunter’s String Fling book.  It was lots of fun to make and not super hard.  You have to be willing to sew triangles though.

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I’ve heard from people that triangles aren’t a favorite of theirs…oh think of the quilts you’re missing out on making if you don’t do triangles.  Don’t expect perfection and just give it a try.

Rather than iron that top, I decided to use the rest of my sewing time to start in on assembling the Star Struck quilt top.  Here’s how far I got…. [Read more...]

UFO Progress

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I got a little delayed with my Star Struck quilt because the seam ripper and I had to get reacquainted.  I had some machine time planned  though and I didn’t want to waste it so I grabbed a different project….Blue Skies.

Blue Skies can be found in Bonnie Hunter’s book String Fling.  I had all the triangles sewn and I had the string pieces done.  I needed to assemble blocks.

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I got going and then panicked….WHAT THEY DON”T MATCH UP!!

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Read the directions Jo!!  The string blocks are supposed to be 6 1/2″…not 7″.

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I still had more machine time so rather than stop and trim the center piece down I set that aside.  That’s an easy project to do it I get any nap time free time.  Onto sewing the other side pieces…

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Over the next two nap times, I got the center pieces trimmed down.

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Then the next morning in my early morning sewing session, I sewed the first two sides onto the block…..I’m loving the look.  What do you think? [Read more...]

UFO Progress

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If you missed it, my Santa Fe String Star did get finished last Friday!!  Yahoo!!  I’m so happy to have another UFO finished and this one is completely finished.  Others I’ve called finished but technically they are only in the pile to be quilted.  I’m not going to beat myself up about that though.  I’m super happy with my progress.

So if you were here last week on Wednesday you likely remember that I was stuck waiting for the fabric to come to finish the sashing for my Star Struck quilt.  Well then I realized that there was a lot I could do that didn’t require that I have the needed sashing fabric so I started to dig in.

I got a couple rows sewn together…I’m liking the look.  This project stalled out because I wasn’t sure what to do about sashing.  Bonnie Hunter did her’s in green and black.  I’m not a big green fan so I debated.  I ended up with the gold and black.  I think it will be okay.

Then I decided to sew up a sashing strip….UGH.

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Something was wrong.  I looked and looked.  How did this happen?  Then I opened up the book and saw this…. [Read more...]