Thursday, June 23, 2016

oh fabric how I love thee


so that you have something fun to look at while
I am sewing away I decided to look back at some
quilt tops that need some loving after 
this reunion is over
this started as a self challenge
I took a UFO block
mine was a pink and blue dresdan
the project it was made for was discontinued
and I didnt want the quilt to read
blue and pink
so did a kind of "stay at home round robin" thing
of course it is STILL a UFO 
but one that I love and will finish when time allows
I added black  background and the stark black border
then I pieced a low volume border and I liked it
so then I played with more UFO blocks that were HST
of all colors including some pink and blue
to bring out the center



this guy is also a UFO
I think I need to corral them all up into one place so I 
can then just pull one and finish
I was playing with some 5 inch charms
in shades of blue
and used an aqua dot piece I had
for the background
it will make a baby boy happy someday
so I had better finish it up
I think it stalled for the backing
but I surely have enough blue fabrics
so not sure why I couldnt find ONE I liked with it!


this UFO is very old and really needs to get done
I am thinking of tying this one
I had started it when I lived in the apartment so that is
at least 7 years ago! YIKES
we were making lap quilts one Christmas
for a nursing home and this one
never got done. Phoebe likes this one


this one I think I gave away already. 
this was a pink Oct challenge in our guild for
cancer month
I had good intentions (dont we all)
but it too never got done for its intended purpose
I wanted to donate it for the cause because
my Mom and others in the family 
had cancer. I was going to do some
handquilting in the white areas around the hearts
this started as string blocks half muslin
and half strings
then I appliqued the hearts where the blocks met for interest
I really like the look of the strings and need to make another one
AFTER some UFOs get done



here is this one trimmed......Dunkin I think is trying to claim it
he loves Mommy's quilts LOL




see what I mean? it is like he is saying MINE


and then Phoebe has to get into the act too. 
this UFO I am loving and will love to finish
it for my bed
I love the way the scrappy double 9 patch looks
as a border but I am thinking the math is what
happened here. I dont think the border fit and so
she got stalled
I need to resolve that by adding to or cutting the black 
border to make er fit I think
If I added black (and who knows if I even have more of that fabric)
it may not look bad
but it may end up with more inner borders and then the outer one  to finish
I dont remember how big it is so far
I need to find all her parts and put her together once
the cyclone is out of my sewing room LOL



and I am missing my babies.......
I will see if cutting them back and starting over will help

sometimes I guess we just need a fresh eye to finish up those projects


3 comments:

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute blocks. I have some of those UFOs that need love.

Rosemary Dickinson said...

You have lots of nice projects going! We all have UFO's to finish! Some day!!

Julierose said...

All beautiful (stalled--I totally get that!!) projects....I hadn't seen the little hearts before--sooo darn cute....hugs, soon you'll be able to get back to them....Julierose