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 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.
When I last left you on my UFO project, I hadn’t committed to a project. Truth is, I still haven’t…well not really. About mid week or so I thought..oh crap…I’m suppose to be sewing on a UFO project. Well the closed thing to the sewing machine at the time was this bucket. It’s segments for Rick Rack Nines from Bonnie Hunter’s Adventures with Leaders and Enders book.
So that’s what I started on. I’m really actually excited about all of the UFO projects I have so I’m not a bit picky on which one I work on first.
I get up early in the morning and sew for an hour most mornings so I committed a couple mornings to work on this and before long, all of the segments were sewn together.
I’m at the point I have to spot and make some decisions. The original quilt is HUGE..106″ square. That’s too big for me. My quilting machine only will let me do something 100″ x 100″. Time for some decisions… That leaves me thinking I’d leave off a row. I have 278 blocks done so I think that’s plenty. I did debate about not putting a border on it and making all of the blocks but then decided I did want a border.
For the neutral background…I’m making it scrappy. I love this idea. I’m just hoping I love it once it’s done.
Next up I need to make the scrappy triangle blocks…but alas, my 2″ scrap bucket is at Kelli’s house. I store most of the fabric here and for the most part, we just share fabric. She wanted the bucket from something so snagged it when she was home.
No worries though…This project will just get moved back to UFO status and I’ll grab the next one closest to the machine and start on it….hmm..I wonder what that will be. Tune it next week to find out.
See you then!