Written Thursday night:
As many of you know, I have been trying to tackle my UFO’s this year and so far, I had been doing good-I know it’s only February-…but I’ll take any progress at this point.
I have been trying to keep up with Country Threads’ UFO challenge. Last month I finished my Nine in the Middle quilt as it was the #5 quilt. This month was #6…it’s my tumbler quilt.
Alas…I tried to finish it. I stayed up late trying, but I pooped out. Binding those side borders have me ready to scream. So rather than do that and wake everyone who is already sleeping tonight I am just going to go to bed and start in on it again in the morning.
I plan to machine bind it so I hope the quilt is cooperative…those zigs and zags of the tumbler edge just might have me ready to scream again….but I am going to stick with it. Even if I missed having it finished by one day, at least I made a valiant try….Stop back later today. Hopefully I’ll have it finished along with pictures and I’ll pull out the new UFO for March. Please oh please let the March UFO be a quilt that just needs to be quilted and bound. March is already stacking up to be a busy month!! I definitely don’t have time to sew a UFO that needs lots of time…oh but wait…one of those busy weekends I’ll be at a retreat. Maybe it will work out okay either way. I just popped over and looked at my list of UFO’s….I guess I’ll be fine with whatever number they pick.
I understand…I wish we had until February 31st!
Jo, i understand your frustration with the ‘in’s and out’s’ of binding! When i made my tumbler quilt i must admit that i chickened out on the side edges, and just made half tumblers instead. the cutting was a bit tricky, (remembering to add in the extra quarter inch seam before cutting) but it came out beautifully. I know that you’re really gonna be proud of that tumbler quilt when it’s finished, as well you should be!
I didn’t realize how many UFOs I had until my grand kids went through all my quilt stuff – I have blocks all over the place for quilts that are in the finishing state. What I really need to do is separate all my blocks and find out how many quilts are UFOs. In that, I think you are far ahead of me. ;-)
Can’t help but notice your sewing machine. I grew up sewing on a machine just like it. Recently, I’ve been sewing on it again as I’ve been “babysitting” my Dad who recently had open heart surgery. What a great machine it is. Just need to get the back stitch lever repaired. Somewhere along the way the tab got broken off.
Can’t wait to see your finish. :o)