UFO Challenge

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 new 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.

I did it.  FINALLY.

I’ve been sewing and sewing on my Texas Braids.  As I’ve been working on the quilt people have said they started and stopped because they thought it was a tedious process.  In fact, Kayla and Kelli have both started a Texas Braid some time ago and both have it in a UFO pile.

Mine, it’s still in the UFO pile but it is LOTS and LOTS closer to a finish.

I started it in my UFO challenge when it was simply this…


Only cut out and not a stitch sewn.

Now it’s this….

All the braids are finished and all the braid are ironed.

I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that here is where I am starting to worry.  Next up, it’s time to trim.  Trimming is always something I hate.  What if I trim too much?  What if I don’t trim evenly?  What if I trim too little?  Oh UGH.  I don’t want the quilt to be stuck here so I’m giving myself until Labor Day.  Labor Day is the dead line to procrastinate and be anxious about it.  By Labor Day I’m going to have it done.  They might not be sewn together but the trimming will be done.

I’m getting a little excited…school started, fall is around the corner.  That typically means more sewing time for me.  Yahoo!!  Only that’s when I see Hubby less.  It’s a hard trade off.  I’d prefer Hubby being around but at least I have a trade off.

How are you doing on your UFOs?

You can find me right back here next week.  Hopefully I’ll have UFO progress.

7 thoughts on “UFO Challenge”

  1. I did one of those too! but I marked the seam line with chalk then sewed, then cut! I did have to rip & resew a few times but I didn’t worry as I hadn’t trimmed yet!

  2. I got my August UFO for All People Quilt webbed together and made more Rick Rack 9 patches while I was doing that. Tackling some housework today so I can SEW over the weekend. No school due to the fair. :)

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