Archive for June 2017

#3 Done!

06/22/2017

I completed my 3rd UFO for the year and Lilith has decided it is hers.  That’s fine since I had no idea what I was going to do with it.

I believe this is a Carol Doak paper pieced pattern but I would not swear to it.  I made the top over 6 years ago and started quilting it.  It was my first time trying to quilt on my sewing machine and I was so unhappy with it that after I quilted about 1/2 of it, I put it away and forgot it.  But since I am trying to get some UFOs completed, I dug it out today and finished it.  As they say, finished is better than perfect.  Well, that certainly holds true in this case.  I would never give this to anyone; but even though I am still unhappy with the quilting, I am glad that it is done and I am proud that I finished it.  And Lilith really doesn’t care.

I have sent 2 more quilts at the long-arm quilter (Missouri Star Quilt Company) and when they get back in 6 weeks or so, I’ll bind them and have 5 done toward my goal of 6 for the year.  I may need to set a new goal!

Second UFO Done!

06/14/2017

Only 4 to go.  Currently working on the Project of Doom quilt.  After that I hope to work on my sons’ quilts.

So here is #2.  I made this quilt top 5 or 6 years ago but am just now getting it completed. I was sidetracked for a couple of years by a fight with cancer.  I’m 2 1/2 years cancer-free now and glad to be back to doing things I love to do.

This was also quilted by Missouri Star Quilt Company.  I just finished binding it this morning.

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First UFO Goal Completed!

06/13/2017

I got this back Saturday from Missouri Star Quilt Company where I had it long-arm quilted.  I attached the binding today and VOILA!   My first completed UFO for 2017.  I am currently binding the second one that I received from MSQC in the same box.  So tomorrow I should have two completed.  Then it will be only 4 to go.

I have been working on my Project of Doom quilt.  I’m embroidering book titles on some of the books and then I’ll be quilting it row-by-row on my sewing machine.  For me this is quite an undertaking.

This is my small Paper Piecing Vintage designed by Jennifer Ofenstein at Sewhooked.com.  It is the very first quilt I have made just for me!  It’s hanging in my living room and I love it.

 

PPV 6 inch