Admittedly, Kelli has a problem with putting borders on quilts. Many of her quilts end up in a UFO bin simply because she hates putting borders on. Jokingly about a year ago I teased her asking her how many UFOs she thought she could complete in a day. She said none because more required putting on borders.
So last week she called and asked me if there was a project we needed to be sewing on. I told her no…it was a free sewing day so how about she tackle her UFOs. She laughed because now her UFOs have become a running joke between the two of us….Surprisingly, she took the bate and started sewing up her UFOs.
….and then the messages began.
#1 finished. This is Fair and Square from Bonnie Hunter’s Scraps and Shirttails II. The borders were pieced. She just needed to attache them.
#2 finished. This is Farmer’s Daughter from Country Threads. It to only needed borders.
#3 finished. This little project just needed the gray along the edge.
#4 finished. I think this one just needed on border along the side. I think it’s Miss Rosie, Liberty Schnibble.
#5 finished. This to is a Schnibble from Miss Rosie. This one she wanted to enlarge so it could be a baby quilt. The white and red borders were added.
#6 finished. This is Kelli’s own design. We’ll likely have a pattern for it at some point. It needed one row and borders.
#7 finished. The is Pineapple Blossoms. It is a free Bonnie Hunter pattern that you can find on her website. Kelli started this when we saw Bonnie years ago in Storm Lake I think….again, just needed borders.
#8 finished. Again…borders and I only think it needed the top and bottom borders. I think this is a Miss Rosie design.
#9 finished is Kelli’s Cheddar Bow Ties. She is keeping this one for sure. She loves it-I love it. The picture doesn’t do it justice at all. This needed one row attached. It was already sewn.
#10. This is Bonnie Hunter’s Easy Street. This is in her book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders. Kelli did it as the mystery. This one needed all the borders.
#11. This is a sampler quilt from Monique Dillard that Kelli did. I can’t remember what this one needed. I think just a couple rows added.
Oh my word. She finished up all of these UFOs in a Saturday. Can you believe it?!?!? I can’t imagine hating borders so much that I’d let all of these beauties languish in a UFO box.
She is excited about the extra room she now has in her sewing room….Yep you guessed right. Now all of her UFOs are at my house waiting to quilted. She’s hoping a couple of them might get finished for Christmas gift giving….She did say that she plans on coming and learning to use the machine. I guess at this point I don’t believe her…I am guessing it’s me who will be quilting them. I do know the next time she is home we’re going to start rounding up some backings.
So that’s the Kelli UFO saga. Don’t you wish it would be that easy to clean out your UFO bin…I sure do!