Judy L's UFO Challenge

Friday, February 16, 2018

Valentines and Lips and Quilting

IWow I’ve had a full week and now my blog content has stacked up.


First I pulled this off the frame this week. My goal is to bind it over the weekend.






Then Valentines arrived and I was most definitely honored on that day. Gifts and cards galore.





Finally, did you see the Mardi Gras swag Glen, from Quilts and Dogs, received? They were lovely red lips embroidered with Artemis as they came from the krewe of that same name. I asked what she intended to do with them since Artemis lives here. She gifted them to me and threw in a few bonus spools of Sigma poly thread. I look forward to trying it (or maybe not based on her feedback).


How is your week going?

Swooze

Saturday, February 10, 2018

OMG Update and Getting Unstuck

I had a date with the seam ripper this past week and got the chevron border off the horse quilt. I ripped the borders down and have to sew two of them back together where I spliced a block out rather than taking the corners off too.

Everything is pressed and ready to sew for the borders. I’ll cut the brown border down and add the shortened chevron borders back on.

Why did I take the borders off? I didn’t like how it lay on the bed. I wanted the chevron completely on top. Plus the brown border looked too chunky to me. When you make it up as you go along that is how it goes. Sew a little. Rip a little. Repeat.

I own a Handiquilter and they have a ruler club going on right now. My meeting was today. There was discussion and demos. I asked everyone how they get started quilting when they feel stuck. The shop owner suggested I keep a practice piece on the side and wsrm up on that before I start quilting. Will try that out!




The other part of my OMG goal is getting caught up on the Border Creek Station mystery. I have to make six pinwheels, which are now done but need trimming, and make 24 flying geese. I have to cut a few more strips and subcut them but have 1 done and 16 half done.

How are you doing with your quilty goals?

Swooze

Monday, February 05, 2018

February OMG

I didn’t meet my January goal so let’s hope this month is better. This month is going to be two piecing goals.


1) catch up on my Border Creek Station Mystery through installment 4. I have to make pinwheels and flying geese to do this. My stretch goal will be to get installment 5 done too but won’t keep me from declaring this goal complete.




2) I am going to remove the borders from my horse quilt, cut the first one down and put it back together. My stretch goal is to get the next border on after this.




Linking up with Patty at Elm Street Quilts for OMG linkup.

Swooze

Saturday, January 27, 2018

From Sunrise to Sunset

I sewed and trimmed and sewed. I had a pile of half chevrons that were half trimmed. It took 1.5 hours to finish the trimming.


I started making the chevrons then joining them together into borders. Once I got the borders made I had to figure out how to turn the corner. It took me at least 5 hours to get to this point.







I made my corners and started attaching everything to the center. I had a plan up until this point but now I’m starting to rethink my plan. I will take a break to think and plan some more.




Hope you sewed today!


Swooze

Friday, January 26, 2018

Cut. Press. Trim. Rinse and Repeat

I have all the units sewn. Half are trimmed to their final size with one a .25” short. I’ll finish trimming and address that last.



I have an all day sit and sew Saturday. This quilt will be my focus for the day. I will have a backup project in case I finish or get bored. 🤣🤣
How goes your sewing and quilting?

Swooze

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Cut a Little Sew a Little

I’m trying to not over make units for my chevron row. After I sewed what I had cut I inventoried and cut a little more. Still a little more cutting then my units will be done!

I started this quilt on New Years Eve and is my highest number UFO.



Are you sewing?

Swooze

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Round 2 and a Win

I have round 2 of Ray’s quilt under construction.


The buckskin color really draws out the light brown in the first round. My initial design called for this row to have three colors but I decided to simplify.
I am already thinking ahead to the third and fourth round. I have to plan how I want to turn the corners and that will decide round three.
I also had a win. It is a cute little FQ bundle that Sarah Goer picked for a lucky winner. Me!! I landed on her blog because of reading about the temperature quilt sew along. Visit Sarah here.

What quilty things are you up to?
Swooze