Pre-Mystery UFO Challenge

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Over the next few weeks I am hosting a UFO Challenge.  Everyone who participates picks a UFO that they have and they try to finish it before Bonnie Hunter’s new mystery quilt comes out on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  If you stop by on Wednesdays you can see everyone’s progress…and by the way, it’s not to late to join us.

So I made progress this week…Did you?

If you’ve been following along you know that I am finishing up my Grand Illusion.  Last week I got my five blocks sewn and then the blocks sewn into rows.  Next up for me was sashing….

and I did it….six sashing rows now sewn.

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That was my goal but I exceeded my goal and worked on the borders…they are now together too!!

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Wow.  I don’t feel like this has taken me long at all.

For about 30 seconds I couldn’t remember why this fell into UFO status and then I remembered my last year at Christmas time.  We were DEEP into remodeling the house and then moving…yep, no wonder it didn’t get finished.

Anyway…dare I hope that next week it becomes a completed top.  One can hope but I’ll take what I can get.

See you next week!

Comments

  1. Jeanne Jones says:

    I’m with you. I need to finish my Grand Illusion quilt, too.

  2. Angelia says:

    I’m hoping to get my Random Ohio Stars glue basted this weekend. If I do, I’ll link it. :)

  3. Sandi Scarlett says:

    My goal was to quilt 5 rows a day on my Grand Illusion but I only got about 20 rows done this past week.

  4. KT says:

    I was hoping to finish my star struck blocks–got close–2 left to finish tomorrow. I did start quilting the charity quilt that I want to get done before I start quilting my Oklahoma Backroads quilt, but I hated what I did so now I’m un-quilting it!

  5. Ana Sweet says:

    Jo I finished the star quilt top started at the Iowa retreat. Posted a picture on Quiltville Open Group. I ended up leaving off one row and the neutrals around the edge. It ended up being around 78 X 88 and will have a blue binding. Now on to try and find my midnight flight blocks and sew them together. Then get the border blocks all sewn up. Thanks for such a great retreat. And I love your book.

  6. Jo, things have been crazy exciting around my house the past couple of months, in reality, I am participating but still have not managed to get linked up. I will try later on and see if I can figure out the process. I also want to say that the golden yellow you are using is absolutely gorgeous! Great success with the amount you have accomplished. I am in the process of putting on my last 1st set of a medium to dark scrappy border. I am aiming for 4 rows, but will depend on how it fits our bed. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

  7. My UFO is on the frame getting quilted! Going to take a while since it is “modern” and has lots of negative space!!!

  8. Anne D. says:

    Got my Pineapple Blossom borders sewn and on the quilt and pieced a backing. Now to assemble it all!

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