UFO Challenge

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.

Last week I told you that Winston Ways moved up the list a little bit.  I had done lots of work to get the units all sewn.  I worked on it a little more this week but not tons….

One block finished and all the four patches sewn….BUT the four patches need to be ironed.

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I can iron sitting but I just haven’t done that yet.

Can you believe that other things distracted me??  Like this…As long as I was sitting and sewing I grabbed the pieces to Fair and Square and started sewing strips….strips lead to segments and segments to four patches.  I showed those to you on Monday….Can you believe I still have all them to iron now too??

I think I could sit at an iron all day at this point because there is LOTS to iron.  That’s okay.  I love progress no matter how it comes.

I did go ahead and start working on the bigger strip sets.  I don’t have quite all of them sewn yet.

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Looks like even more ironing in my future!!

I’ve been trying to decide what to sew on next.  With my foot still mending my decision on what to sew has become easier and easier…if I don’t have to move too far to get it to it, I sew it.  If it’s on the level of the house that I am currently on, I work on it.  If it’s far away or on another level, it stays where it is until I move or can get help to move it for me.  Now I am so glad that my sewing over the summer has been disjointed.  I think it makes it easier to accept the situation now where I continue to be disjointed.

See you right back here next week!

 

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4 thoughts on “UFO Challenge

  1. Dotti

    Jo,
    In your disappearing nine patch that self sashes, did I miss ironing instructions? How do you press so that seams nest? Thanks for any help. And a speedy recovery. You are doing great.

  2. Laura

    Great progress, Jo! If you have any tips on this quilt , please share. I will be making this one sometime in the next couple of years.

  3. Jo Post author

    I am not big on nesting seams. If seams don’t nest I just flip them so they do. Sorry..it’s not a priority me and to be honest, I rarely iron until the quilt top is completely together.

  4. The Eclectic Abuela

    With guests this week, I’ve been hand quilting–not enough room to pull the machine out. School starts next week, so my time will be more limited, but I’d like to finish some things up! You are making great progress, Jo. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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