UFO Progress

I got side tracked on my baby quilt that I told you about on Monday and I’ve been doing some tidying in the quilting room so not as much time got spent on my UFO project.  That’s okay.  These don’t have a deadline and sometimes, that’s the best kind of project to have.

For those who haven’t been following along, I am making two Zuckerwatte quilts.  One for each of my oldest childcare girls.  The pattern is in Bonnie Hunter’s String Fling book.


That’s the center of quilt #1.  I am bound and determined to work on these both at the same time not letting one quilt get finished first.  I’m so afraid that if I finish one and not the other at the same time that the second quilt will just sit.  The thrill of quilting is seeing the quilt come together…I’m afraid I won’t be as thrilled for the second quilt.

I got the centers sewn together and planned to iron these over nap time.  Carver was playing his usual Carver trick and not napping with the other kids.  I think he wants uninterrupted Grandma time.  Typically I let him have it but this day these needed to ironed.  I put Carver in the dining room to play and before I knew it he was coming out to the kitchen where I was ironing.  I quickly finished the first one, laid it out on the floor and snapped a picture.   I put him back in the dining room.  Then I went to iron top #2.  Well he had noticed me when I took a picture of the first top and before I knew it I had a helper….


I was going to grab him and put him back in the dinig room to play but I bent down to pick him up and saw this….zuckerwatte-12

You win Carver!!  Ironing is never more important than than you…you win.  Grandma time it was.  Then a bottle and to bed this little guy went.

Someone asked me if he always smiles.  The answer is YES.  He’s the smiley-est baby I know.  So with Carver’s help that’s where I am on my UFO progress.  The centers of the two quilts are together and ironed.  I do have the inner border cut but not on yet.

Next week I’m hoping to have the inner border on and a few of the border pieces sewn.  This has had to move to the back burner a bit so I can finish that baby quilt.  It will be on the front burner soon though.  I’m anxious to see some real progress on this!

4 thoughts on “UFO Progress”

  1. Your childcare girls are going to love those quilts!!!! They are so pretty in pink!!!! Carter is so stinking cute!!!! He deserves grandma time!!!!

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  3. Cheryl in Dallas

    Yes, I have two helpers that prevent me from making progress on my quilting projects: Tide and Libe, the Boston terriers. It is okay with them if I press or cut out fabrics, but when I sit down to sew — no way! they start scratching at my right arm. In fact, they tag team: one scratches and looks sad while the other one chews a toy. Switch off, the next one scratches and looks pitiful. And on and on the goes until I go downstairs with them and let them into the back yard to chase squirrels or give them a snack or take a nap on the couch with them.

    Maybe I should borrow Carver to entertain my two puppies. Then we could both make more progress.

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