I finally dove into my Oregon or Bust UFO.
This is on my UFO Dirty Dozen list. I know a lot of people wouldn’t count it as a UFO but I am because the quilt has been on my brain ever since I saw Mary at Country Threads Chicken Scratch, make hers…but I really haven’t cut a single piece of fabric for it yet!! I guess most people would say it’s a bucket list item rather that a UFO.
This is the original from the book…
The book that the pattern is in is Scraps and Shirttails II. I’ve made so many quilts from this book. I’m thrilled to be making another.
I liked it just fine but then I saw Mary’s version (Mary from Country Threads-Chicken Scratch). This inspired me to really get serious about making the quilt. Mary made her’s a little smaller than the original.
Mary and I go back and forth making fun of each other…she often makes her quilts smaller than the original and I make mine larger. Here is Mary’s version…
I adore it in this color scheme. I’m just thrilled to be finally making it!!
I spent this week…
cutting out the quilt. I had my grandson Anders here for three days last week so when he was napping, I was cutting out this quilt. I ended up getting all of the blocks cut out. I made extra which I’m totally fine with because
1-I planned on making the quilt bigger
2-I have a couple of babies on the way that I’ll want to make quilts for. I’ll use any extra blocks for a jumping point in making the quilt.
I just get happy when I see a little pile of trimmings…
I tested and made two test blocks before I cut everything out…I’ve learned to do that over the years.
The blocks go together pretty quickly. That makes me happy!! I don’t think it will take a super long time to make.
I still have to cut some setting triangles, borders, and sashing. I’ll try to get to that this week. In the meantime, sewing these blocks will keep me busy. I do want to ask Mary what she used for sashing. If you’re reading this Mary let me know. Was the fabric sashing all the same color or shirt prints? I love what Mary did and want to copy her.
I pulled my Hawaiian Sunset UFO too. I put it in the cabinet in my laundry room. I’ll cut more of that out one day when Anders is napping.
I am also going to pull the oversized scrappy flying geese project that I pulled and played with last week. These…
They need some cutting done too. I know I always pick UFO projects that are ready to sew and not ones that need prep work. So, if I can move the cutting along on these two projects, I think I’ll get to sewing them much quicker. I really don’t care that I have UFOs but I do like to see some progress on them.
I also started working on another project. It has a long story that goes with it. I’ll save that until I show it to you all finished. Here it is on the quilting frame. It’s not my typical project, but once you hear the story, you’ll know why I am working on it.
I pulled this project back out and put it on the sewing room island. I want it there so I can grab it whenever I’m in between things. I did get a couple more blocks made and about 12 more started. This is on my UFO list too.
I started working on a completely new project too. It’s been on my bucket list for some time. For now, it’s not anything I can share about…
and I looked at the calendar and did a little panic. My great-niece is getting married at the end of May. I plan to make her a quilt but STILL haven’t decided which one. I talked to my sister last week and got the all-clear to make her one. I didn’t want to make her one if my sister was making one. I have this started…I was thinking about finishing it for my great-niece. It’s a spider web string quilt. I only have enough started to make a 4×4 setting at this point and don’t know if I have enough black to make more. UGH. I might have to come up with something else.
Right now my priority is to figure out what to make my niece for a wedding quilt. I really need to figure that out. The wedding is on May 20th and that’s only a month away. WOW.
True to form I have too many irons in the fire!! I have a busy week ahead with company and other plans…and I got new puppies to foster. More about them in tonight’s blog post.