UFO Challenge

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From now until Bonnie Hunter’s new book comes out in September you’ll find me right here on Wednesdays sharing my progress on a UFO (unfinished project).  My hope is to get some finished so I won’t feel guilty sewing on new projects from her new book.  It’s not to late to join in the fun.  You can find my first post about it here.  You can see my listing of all my Bonnie Hunter UFOs here.

I made some progress this week…I’m sure you’re wondering which project on as I’m still a little bit scattered in picking a project.

Here is Texas Braid.  I’ve looked through the pattern and I need nine rows that go this direction.  I have five done…that’s over half.  Whoot!  Whoot!

Texas-Braid

I have the other rows started so hopefully next week I can get them finished.

Then it will be on to start the rows that go in the other direction.  If I figure right that would mean that I have just over a quarter of the rows sewn.  That’s an amount that I am happy with.

Someone had mentioned in the comments that they were a little bored with this quilt.  Sewing the same thing over and over was really boring.  I really haven’t been bored yet.  I typically sew on it each morning early before childcare starts.  I sew on it anywhere from an hour to a half hour at a time.  That’s the perfect amount and amazingly when I’m only sewing a couple rows at a time, it goes rather quickly.

I’m still a little disappointed with myself that I don’t have a pile of finished quilts.  I’ve been sewing on UFOs for some time.  I keep trying to remind myself that most of these projects I only had cut out without even a stitch sewn yet.  That makes a lot of difference if I start from the beginning vs starting mid-quilt.

Oh-I’ll quit complaining now..Progress is progress no matter how big or how small.

Hubby and I are planning a get away in August.  It will require a few miles in the car.  That means I want a car project so I think I should flip back and work on Pineapple Crazy blocks.  If I get some of them finished I could de-paper them in the car on the trip….looks like next week I’ll be flipping to another project.  UGH.

I’ll let you in on a little secret.  I finished getting the binding on Rick Rack Nines.  I have to take pictures but I hope to have it ready to show off on Friday.  Stop back then to see it.

Comments

  1. Laura says:

    I recruited my sister and niece to pull off the paper on all of my string blocks. Nothing to take a picture of but great progress, and I appreciated the help.

  2. Diane in WA says:

    We got back from a 2 week trip on Thursday last week. I picked up several Row by Row patterns. I finished two of those patterns and used the four patches for Narragansett Blues as my leaders/enders. I have 9 rows put together on my Narragansett Blues quilt. I also pulled out a UFO I bought at the thrift store several years ago and I’m working on it. Hopefully I will get the top finished and give it to our guild’s charity quilts project.

  3. Nell says:

    Little to no sewing time this week. I did get some denim 9 patch threesies sewn together and pieced 1 block. My brothers both want denim quilts, 1 a king and 1 a queen. I have a lot of 9 patches to go! Think I will have to cut up more jeans. I need to dedicate some time to cutting the strip sets I sewed over the 4th of July weekend.

  4. Ruth says:

    I really like the look of the Texas Braid pattern, but I tried it and found that it felt like I was sewing backwards on it. I had to keep thinking about how to sew on the next piece. I gave up and went back to diagonal string squares, my favorites.

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