April 26, 2013

Finish-Up Friday!

This has been a fabulous week! I actually had a lot of time to spend in the studio. (It's really my unfinished basement, but everyone should call their quilting space their studio!) And you know how it is - sometimes you need quantity time before you can have quality time. And what quality time I had! Here's the rundown of the UFOs I finished this week:

Heritage Sampler - Black
Finally! This is a class I taught last year (or two years ago?). It's been put together except the borders this whole time! I offered the quilt in black and white. I was planning on finishing up the white one this week as well, but I discovered I don't have enough red for the outer border. So it will be done as soon as I get to the quilt shop. They are for my boys who still have their 3-year-old quilts on their beds (they are 16 and 17 now!) High time for an upgrade I think!



Potholder
Just a fun little thing I made a long time ago. It just needed binding. It may be too cute to use! Can you read it?

Fish Pillow (class sample)
I'm teaching Invisible Zigzag Applique at a few places coming up in May and I decided my samples needed to be updated. Here's the fish pillow made with my $17-a-yard Birch organic fabric. I'm so glad it turned out well!

30s Sampler (throw)
Honestly, I barely remember making this quilt much less when. It's at least 4 year old. It just needed binding. I am so not 30s repro fabric anymore, so it's going to the Lee's Summit Quilt Guild for a charitable donation!

Two fetal demise pouches
This is the charity project the KC Modern Quilt Guild does on an on-going basis. I find it very difficult to make these, knowing what they are used for. But I know if it can help bring any kind of softness to an unthinkable situation, it's worth it.

Modern Monday!
YES! The top is done! I'm so happy with it! I will get it quilted up and use it as a throw quilt.



And I demoted a project OFF my UFO list - a red and white triple feathered star! Sometimes you've got to let go of a dream! Although, this is on my bucket list, I just am not interested in precision piecing right now. I first planned this years ago and a month ago or so I actually started it. But as I got the inner star done (which took 12 hours just for this one section), I realized this just isn't as much fun for me as it use to be. I have so many other ideas, I decided to just let this one go - for now anyhow.


So as great a week as it was, I still have two to go: Traditional Tuesday and Dear Jane.

Here's my Traditional Tuesday blocks somewhat laid out by value. I wanted the darker ones on the diagonal down the center and the lighter ones on either side of that. Honestly, these blocks just aren't very attractive to me. I wish I had stayed true to my original vision and kept them all shades of blue. I'll keep this up on the design wall for a day or two and mull it over, but I might demote this project off the UFO list, too.


And finally my beloved Dear Jane!
Here she is - all three volumes! I have all 169 blocks made and probably about 1/3 of the triangles. I have no intentions of finishing the rest of the triangles, so I have to come up with an interesting way to set them together. There's a few ideas floating around my head I just need some time to set aside to get it done. It's been 10 years since I started this I guess a few more won't hurt. But it has to be done before I die so the kids won't throw these binders full of wonderful little gems out!


So I'm happy - just two UFOs! Now what's next?...


5 comments:

  1. My MM and TT quilts are also sitting waiting to be finished. I lost momentum when I went away at Christmas (also our summer holidays down here) and have only revisited them once since then. I wasn't happy with my MM layout so I thought about it for awhile and came up with a new plan which is still waiting to be completed. I think I will put them as my goal for The Lovely Year of Finishes next month to get things moving again.

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    1. So glad you're going to finish them! Be sure to post them and send me a link when they are done!

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  2. It is great that you are able to just change in mid course and either not finish it or change it up. I think that is what quilting is all about!

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    1. I start a lot of things that never get done! Haha! It just makes sense to me to get them off the "list" rather than have them stare at me if I know I'll never get them done!

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  3. It sounds like you had a very productive week! I wish I was down to only two WIPs! I am making headway though!

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