I am on a roll with UFOs right now. I want to keep rolling. I always struggle with a balance between feeling guilty that I’m not working on Charity Quilt tops and wanting to do some of my own things. If anyone has insight on that, please share.
Anyway..I’m trying to keep my UFO momentum going.
Last week I asked you if I should add a border to my Santa Fe String Star. (This is from Bonnie Hunter’s book String Fling) The majority said yes and in my heart I felt that I should, so I did. What do you think?
Me, I like it lots. I think the batik was perfect for the background. PERFECT. It was long ago suppose to be a backing for a different project but it didn’t happen. I’m so happy it worked out this way instead.
If you look at the picture above, you can see that the quilt isn’t completely flat. Try as I might, it was not perfect. I was a little frustrated with that but thought that it wasn’t bad. If I could be careful when quilting, I think it would all work out. I did know that if I put the quilt top aside I would fret about how it didn’t lay completely flat and then likely it would sit in the pile and I’d never do it. So I took it straight to the quilt machine.
Time to pick thread color…what do you think?
I ended up with the dark charcoal on top. Right or wrong, it’s what I did.
It’s on the frame and I have about a third of it done. So far, everything is working out perfectly. Once it got on the frame and was able to be adjusted most of the problems that were keeping if from lying completely flat. I think it’s going to work out just great. I’m going for a big push and my fingers are crossed that I might have this done by Friday….dare I hope?
While I’ve been working on this I pulled my Star Struck quilt from the UFO pile. Remember I am working on keeping my momentum. Well I figured being I have the blocks all finished and only need the sashing that it might be a good candidate to work on.
Well I miss judged the amount of fabric that I’d need by six inches. I sent out an SOS to the blog readers and WOW. I got the best responses. I so appreciate it. I ended up buying 1 1/8 yards. That’s more than I need but that’s completely ok. I might end up using it for binding, we’ll see.
For curious minds, this is what it ended up being.
Now I wait for it come….and finish up Santa Fe String Star.
You can find me right back here next week. I’m hoping that Star Struck fabric is in and that I’m going again…or I can always pull another UFO. Goodness knows I have plenty!!