I’ve had such a busy week…not much sewing time was had. That and the sewing time I did have was spent trying to work on my “H” quilt. Happily that is ready for the quilting machine so maybe, just maybe, I’ll have a little more time next week for some UFO work.
Happily the border did get on my Winston Ways quilt. I love it. Sorry the lighting isn’t very bright. No worries, you’ll see this again all finished in a month or so.
You might remember I asked for advice on which border fabric to pick…Here’s what I picked…It was option number 2. It’s the fabric that I originally bought for the backing. Now I guess I’ll be scrambling for a backing fabric.
I think this quilt will be one I keep. This has been my main project that got me through my foot surgery. I started it in early August after I had the surgery. I sewed strips sets together as I allowed myself time off the couch when I still had a sewing machine in the living room. Then I moved onto to setting up an ironing station in the living room as I gradually got a little more mobile. From there I moved upstairs back to my quilting room where I worked on it during my early morning sewing sessions once I got back to working again. It’s been 10 weeks in the make. Now, it’s a top.
I am so happy to have it to this point. The quilt top really feels like an old friend already.
For anyone wondering this quilt is in Bonnie Hunter’s book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.
As one project finishes, another starts. I grabbed another UFO that has had very little work done to it. Anyone recognize it and want to make a guess??
It’s Blue Skies from Bonnie Hunter’s book String Fling. This is in the VERY-VERY beginning stages. Last week I sewed all of the half square triangles. Over the next bit during nap time (if everyone sleeps at the same time) ironing a few of these. Little by little it will happen.
Now for some fun news….Look what C&T Publishing sent me. It’s a deck of Bonnie’s playing cards. The cards are meant to be a little incentive for all of you. On November 23rd the Wednesday before Thanksgiving I want all of you UFO workers to come here and list all of the UFOs you’ve completed since we started this UFO challenge in early summer.
For each UFO that you’ve gotten to finished quilt top stage, you’ll get a chance to win the deck of cards. Silly but fun right?!?!
It’s always nice to have a little incentive to work more.
After that, we’ll set aside the UFO quilting for a bit while we start in on sewing the new mystery quilt as the first clue will come out just after Thanksgiving.
In the meantime, you’ll find me here working on my UFOs. I wish I had more time to work on them but I have several projects that are weighing on me…a baby quilt, a wedding quilt and LOTS and LOTS of charity quilts that need to be quilted. I’m not giving up on my UFOs though. How about you? How is your time stacking up…are there more UFOs in your near future?
See you right back here next week.