UFO Progress


When I left you last week I had hoped to have my Pfeffernuse blocks sewn together.  Well, that didn’t happen.  I went to sew them together and WHAT???  The string blocks were too big.  I failed to read the memo and cutting them to size.  UGH.

I put them in a pile to work on during nap time one day this week.  I often try to do a little project during nap time if everyone sleeps at the same time.  Trimming the blocks down will likely take me a couple nap times but that’s okay.  It’s something I can do in the kitchen that’s quiet and still allows me to supervise the sleeping little ones.

Well that left me scrambling.  I wanted to work on a UFO.  I’m committed to these UFOs and know that once I do nothing on them for a week, I’ll let them fall to the wayside and that’s definitely not what I want…so what to do??

Well I have TWO finished Bonnie Hunter UFOs that are finished-just not quilted.  Well that was an easy decision…load a quilt.  Now, Wonky Wishes or Winston Ways?  I ended up picking Winston Ways.  Here’s the truth why I picked that one.  I already had a big piece of fabric to use for the backing set aside…I don’t know I am backing Wonky Wishes with.

I measured and got a backing made.  I loaded the quilt.  Then it was time to pick thread….What would you have picked?


I ended up with the warm brown to the right.  I use brown a lot on quilts like this.  I sometimes blends better than anything else.

From there I started in.  I’m on bobbin #2 and ready to roll the quilt for the first time.  Wow…I love this quilt.  What do you think?
I’m a 4 patch lover…what can say?  Anything 4 patch makes me happy…so very happy.  I think the only other thing that would be better would be all polka dot fabric and 4 patches all together!

Getting the quilt loaded is always the part I procrastinate on.  Now that’s it loaded, I’ll easily find time to keep working one it.  It’s fun and so close to completion now.  I can’t wait to have a finish.

You can find me right back here next Wednesday.  Dare I hope to have this finished??


  1. PattiLynn9 says:

    I love it! It’s one of the most striking quilts I seen in a long time.

  2. Mary says:

    I stopped working on customer quilts right after Thanksgiving so I can catch up on quilting my finished BH mystery tops. I have Allietare and Grand Illusion scheduled for longarming this week. Clue 1 & 2 are done on EP, and I just need another 36 4-patches for Clue 3.
    Your choice of medium brown thread is perfect for the beautiful WW quilt.

  3. Gretchen says:

    Your quilt is beautiful, can’t wait to see it finished. You’ll enjoy sleeping under her.

  4. Susie Q says:

    Great going on a quilt loaded! I know nothing about long arms so this question may seem dumb… but do you fill several bobbins at once so when you run out it is a quick change? or is it one at a time?

  5. Bridget says:

    :) If two of us ask the same question about bobbins is it still a stilly question? I know nothing about longarming other than my longarmer is amazing!!

  6. Ellie says:

    Beautiful quilt! Happy Birthday!

  7. Karen says:

    love that quilt

  8. Norie says:

    So glad your string blocks were too BIG rather than too small!

  9. Paula says:

    I love Bonnie Hunter patterns! Love your choice of colors.

  10. Bernadette says:

    Happy Birthday, Jo! Thought your husband was at the TC last Friday afternoon when I was volunteering, and you confirmed he was in NH. I like 4- patches, too, they always look great in a quilt. Have a Great Birthday, and enjoy the Day!

  11. Robby says:

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for showing your thread choices and what you picked. Brown seldom comes to mind for me, so you’ve spurred me to be more open to at least considering it. Thanks.

  12. Joyce says:

    Another great quilt, Jo! My go-to thread choice is Omni Flax color. It blends really well with nearly everything. I love these Wednesday UFO reports and I’m getting inspired to get a few of my own finished… right after I finish two I Spy quillows that I’ll bring to Iowa with me on Christmas Eve. Happy belated birthday.

  13. Beth says:

    Happy Birthday!!! It is my farmer/husband’s birthday today also. He is out busy! I really do enjoy your blog and look forward to hearing about your quilts, husband and what he is doing, your own children, your house and your childcare. Iced coffee HA!

  14. ColleenM says:

    Happy Birthday, Jo! If my timing is right you should have something in your mailbox today (or maybe tomorrow). Enjoy your day:)

  15. Nell says:

    I got step 3 of the EP mystery sewn. I need to press four patches from clues 1 and 3. Step 2 is all cut, but only 15 or so sewn. I have been crocheting on a baby afghan at basketball games. I am hoping to make time to load and quilt several tops over the holiday break, but I will also need to clean, bake, wrap gifts, prep food, and spend time with family. Want to get some to binding stage, so I can do that by hand while with family.

  16. The “U” part of my UFO this week was that the quilt was a gift that hadn’t yet been given–I finished the project by giving it to my mom for Christmas. :)

  17. Jo says:

    Your timing was perfect. It arrived today!! THANKS SO_SO much.

  18. Barb in Mi says:

    Another fabulous Bonnie quilt!
    Happy birthday and many more iced coffees and other lovely surprises!

  19. LaNan says:

    I temporarily stopped working on UFO’s till after Christmas. I’ve got doll clothes and activity holders to make for the grandchildren plus a tree skirt and matching stockings and a quiet book…….all to be finished in a week! Then back to UFO’s!!


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