The sewing room continues to be a battleground for me. I’m finding that things are taking longer than I anticipated.
The work in my closet continues but it’s getting closer. I had to order one more set of totes to really have everything stored the way I prefer. Then I’ll do a closet tour and answer all the questions you asked about the storage.
The thing I’m really trying to drill down on is my unfinished quilt tops. When the whole covid thing started I had a big stack of unfinished quilt tops. I’ve tried to do a minimum of one a week and that’s lead me to where I am today. The problem is that the ones I have left are bigger and harder than all the other ones.
I have Kelli’s Block of the Month on the frame now and I should finish that soon.
I have another one of these quilts that has a backing and is ready to go. See..there really are two of these. UGH.
Then I have my double wedding ring. This will take for forever as I have to custom quilt this.
That last seam has since been sewn and it’s a top. I need to make the backing for this
I have a Bricks in the Barnyard quilt….
This one is fine but is a beast in size. I need to make a backing but no fancy quilting will be done on this.
I have Texas Braid which I really want to quilt some feathers in. I’m not a pro on doing that so that quilt has sat. Plus it’s really big. I know I will have to struggle with it size wise.
and then then I have these….I’ve decided that these two are going to wait. Mary at Country Threads does a UFO challenge. Participants pick 12 projects and number them 1 through 12. Then Mary picks a number each month and the participants find their project that corresponds with the number Mary picks and they have to make progress or finish that UFO. I think she’s starting again in July. I’ve been lining up projects and hope to participate.
I’ve picked two projects that I am going to set aside and will number.
The first is my churn dash block quilt. It’s made with all men’s 100% cotton shirts. I keep rolling this quilt around in my mind. I think I’ve like a border on it but nothing has really clicked with it. When this is picked for UFO of the month, I’m figuring out the border and quilting it.
Hmm. The more I look at, maybe it’s okay just the way it is. What do you think?? Either way, I’ll hold that as a UFO for that challenge. It will give me time to think on it.
The other project is this….(Old picture from when Ruby was still with me)
It’s the center of Bonnie Hunter’s Virginia Bound quilt. This is the original quilt….
But..when Kelli and I were in Moline for a quilt retreat with the Mississippi Valley Quilters years ago, I saw this one that someone else did….
The ladies name was June (she was so sweet). She added a border and then did some applique around the outside. I’ve loved that look and have thought to replicate it…or something similar. You all know applique is a four letter word (and not a good one) to me so being I’ve been saving this top for all these years, I really think I would actually do this with the quilt top. I’m leaning towards putting a blue border on mine.
June quilted hers doing a big stitch. As tempting as that is, I know I’d never finish it…but I do think I could talk myself into doing the appliqued border.
Anyway, I’m adding this quilt to my UFO list too. I’m hoping this number is picked during the winter when it’s easier to sit and work on a project like this.
Anyway…that’s where I am at with my battle on the sewing room. These last quilts really are going to tax me. Only the Bricks in the Barnyard quilt is easy..and even at that, it’s really large. I’m really going to need some cheering on. I keep telling myself there are only four left besides the two you are putting on the UFO list. I can do this….right?? In a month, if I continue at my one a week pace, I could have these all finished. Oh my. I don’t know if I have that much more gumption in me. Let’s hope.