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!
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!
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.
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?...