UFO Progress

I got a little delayed with my Star Struck quilt because the seam ripper and I had to get reacquainted.  I had some machine time planned  though and I didn’t want to waste it so I grabbed a different project….Blue Skies.

Blue Skies can be found in Bonnie Hunter’s book String Fling.  I had all the triangles sewn and I had the string pieces done.  I needed to assemble blocks.

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I got going and then panicked….WHAT THEY DON”T MATCH UP!!

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Read the directions Jo!!  The string blocks are supposed to be 6 1/2″…not 7″.

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I still had more machine time so rather than stop and trim the center piece down I set that aside.  That’s an easy project to do it I get any nap time free time.  Onto sewing the other side pieces…

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Over the next two nap times, I got the center pieces trimmed down.

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Then the next morning in my early morning sewing session, I sewed the first two sides onto the block…..I’m loving the look.  What do you think?
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Over the next day, at nap time I pressed these.  Now they are ready to  get the next sides on.

But, now I am in a dilemma….Do I go back and work on Star Struck or do I continue with Blue Skies?  Oh, you know me…I’ll likely keep working on both.  I’m not good with only one project.


You can find me here next week….UFO momentum is still happening and I want to keep it up.

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11 thoughts on “UFO Progress

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  2. Lori

    Oh Jo! Love your blue and yellow quilt, perfect to work on this spring.

    That is exactly why I can’t work on two (or more) projects at the same time! It would take to much thinking to get reacquainted with the instructions.

  3. Mary Jo B.

    I have 2 quilts from Jo to bind. I have the binding sewn on, but now I get to turn it over and do some hand sewing to attach the binding to the back. I am all ready to watch some baseball and get some sewing done. I did stop to work on a log cabin quilt that I am giving to a friend who has just retired. Then its back to work on the BH mystery quilt.

  4. Diane in WA

    For the last seven months I have been care giver for my mother-in-law. She went to stay with another son for a while, so I have been busy quilting. I have finished Alletaire and a quilt that a friend had started. My next goal is to finish the quilt I have started for my grandson. I also need to bind Bonnie’s quilt “Shirttails”. I am attending a Bonnie retreat in May, so I need to decide what colors I want to make the quilt “Scrap Crystals” and start cutting strips. Blue and yellow might be a option!!

  5. Margy

    Oh my goodness! You do wonderful work Jo. You tackle so many things: quilting, daycare, family, faith, health, thrifting, charity work, and so much more. Bless you “7 X 70”.

  6. Nell

    All the 9 patches for Rick Rack Nines are done and the setting pieces are cut. I finished the binding on a Turning 20 grad gift and an afghan also for a grad gift. I did cut out a t-shirt quilt on Monday during what I hope is our last snow day. . .so excited to see and read about progress every Wednesday.

  7. Sherry Whalen

    On Tuesday night I put the last stitches in the binding of my String Spiderweb – the top that I sent you a photo of in December. I love it and can’t wait to make another one with Bonnie at your retreat! Now I am making some log cabin blocks, and also some 9 patches for Rick Rack 9s.

  8. Lacefaerie

    I have many UFOs, but I’ve never tried working on more than 1 quilt at a time. You must keep meticulous notes on your projects, I’m not sure I could keep them straight!!

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