Tuesday, October 24, 2017

UFO Progress 2017

We went to Alaska for the month of August to visit our son and his family and I took a suitcase with 5 quilts that needed to be bound .... I got them all done! I finished one on the 10 hour plane ride, an I Spy quilt for my Alaskan grandkids, and they loved it!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Cleaning and Organizing the Quilt Cave

July was pretty productive, I got tired of searching for books, patterns and fabrics that I needed to complete UFO projects, so I reorganized and condensed and found even more UFO's.  I did get rid of a lot of stuff though and now I have several empty Sterilite bins and IKEA baskets!

So here is a picture of the cleaned up IKEA Towers! Notice the 4 empty drawers on the bottom right!

I also salvaged an IKEA Twirly Tower from my husbands office that he wasn't using anymore.

I even went so far as to start a spiral bound notebook listing the UFO's that are contained in the 2 Sterilite tubs.  That has proved to be a blessing as just yesterday I was wanting to look at my One Block Wonder book that's in the bag with the One Block Wonder UFO - went to the notebook and knew exactly which tub to go to and guess what?  It was in there, amazing! 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

UFO Challenge - June 2017

Well, I did get 2 of the 3 done for June.  I've been pretty distracted from the UFO's by cleaning and organizing my stash. This has been a good and a bad thing. I've found so many more UFO's, it's ridiculous. At this rate, I will have UFO lists through 2019. 
So here are my finishes:
Stash Digger

Pick & Choose
Check out what everyone else got finished in June at Judy L's Patchwork Times.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

UFO Challenge - May 2017

Well, May was another productive month, but I was unable to finish one of my UFO's, the Double Wedding Ring is still a UFO.  I did make some serious progress on it though, I did finish getting it all cut out and I'm in the middle of piecing all of the arcs.  It's gonna take another month, maybe two, or three because we'll be leaving for Alaska in July and won't return until mid August.  
I did manage to start a new project and finish it though, an I Spy Quilt to take to my sons family in Alaska!

So I finished Raspberry Jam, had to piece the backing with scraps and extra blocks, but it's done!

I also finished True Friends too!

Check out what UFO progress others have made at Judy L's Patchwork Times!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Design Wall Monday

On my Design Wall today, I have Raspberry Jam. I got the top quilted late last week and finished the binding today while sitting on the back porch.

Next in line is the I Spy Quilt, that one is quilted too and just needs binding. 

Check out what everyone else has on their Design Wall at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Design Wall Monday on Thursday . . . don't judge me!

Hi, thanks to Judy at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for taking over the reins for Design Wall Monday!  

On my Design Wall I have a finished top, it's an I Spy Quilt that I found on Pinterest and fell in love with! This is 1 of 4 for my children and their families, and one to kept at Grandma's house.

On the frame, I have one of my May UFO's, Raspberry Jam, from Heather Mulder Petersons book On a Roll.  I love this quilt and the fabric in it!

Check out what everyone else is working on at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Postage Stamp Quilt Gifted!

This past Monday I gifted my Postage Stamp Quilt to my Oncologist!  Love him, love the quilt!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Design Wall Monday

Today on my design wall I have an I Spy Quilt that I found on Pinterest.  I have to make 3 of these (one for each of my childrens families).  I will be travelling to Alaska in July to visit my son and his family and hope to have it done before I leave.
I try taking pictures of my design wall in black and white to make sure the contrast is there . . . 

Check out what everyone else has on their Design Wall at JudyL's Patchwork Times.  

UFO Challenge - April 2017

This was another productive month, yay!  I've been a quilter on a mission, I even finished an additional UFO this month too!  Here's my progress:

First up is Freeze Frame, a Judy L QFAH Project from September of 2009

Next up is another Hawaiian Quilt (2 of 4)

This is my Postage Stamp Quilt that I've been working on for many years.  It's huge, 116 inches square.  I am gifting this quilt to my oncologist this afternoon, I hope he loves it as much as I do!

Last, but not least, I had to finish this quilt as it's for one of my twin granddaughters.  I completed her sisters last month and did not want to gift it until they were both done!
I'm beyond excited that I was able to finish everything in April, I hope May is as productive. Check out what everyone else finished in April at Judy L's Patchwork Times.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

UFO Challenge - March 2017

Well, this month was so much more productive than last . . . .
I was able to finish the binding on February's Alphabet Quilt 

Then I went on to quilt and bind the HST Challenge Quilt also from February!

The March finishes are Hopscotch

60 Degree Diamonds

and last but not least my granddaughter Clelia's Quilt

 I'm so excited that I was able to finish everything in March, I hope April is as productive.  Check out what everyone else finished in February at Judy L's Patchwork Times.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

UFO Challenge - February 2017

I've put off this post all day because I'm ashamed, I feel like a slacker . . . only finished one of the 3 UFO's.  I finished Fast Forward: 
I did make progress on the other two though!  I quilted and sewed the binding on the Alphabet Quilt, but was unable to hand stitch the binding to the back.
On the third quilt, the Half Square Triangle Challenge, I did manage to get the top finished.  I plan to get it quilted and bound before the end of March.
I spent a lot of time in February sorting fabric by color and getting it organized in the IKEA Towers.
I also spent a lot of time going though the huge tub of scraps, ironing and starching the scraps so they could be cut into various sized squares ranging from 1.5 to 6 inches.  I've made quite a dent in the tub and was able to downsize to a much smaller box!
Hope your February was a little more productive than mine. Check out what everyone else finished in February at Judy L's Patchwork Times.  

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

UFO Challenge--January 2017

Well, Since I have three lists, I have 3 quilts to show. First up is Christmas Lights - done, done, done!

Next up is Hawaii 3 of 4 and it's done too! 

and lastly, Dia de los Muertos - it's not all the way done, but very close, only 2 more sides to finish binding . . . 

Check out what everyone else finished in January at Judy L's Patchwork Times!