Saturday, February 13, 2021

Another UFO!

 As I was looking for something in my fabric closet, I cam across a baggie with some pieces that I had cut at least 10 years ago.  There was also a book named "The Cat's Meow, Purr-fect Quilts for Cat Lovers", but Janet Kime.  I decided to make a few blocks and see how they turned out.  They were fun and easy to make, so I kept going until all the pieces were finished.  Here's a picture of some of the blocks on the design wall.  I remember cutting these out and wonder why it has taken so long to make this up. 


I used different scraps of background fabric for them.  My granddaughter came over and she loved it and did some sewing on it as well.  It is ready for quilting now.   I wonder if there are more UFOs lurking in the shadows!  If they are, I need to get them all finished.  That would be great!  BTW, is fabric that is being saved for something considered a UFO when you aren't sure exactly what it will be made into?

I made a Valentine pillow for a young friend of mine and plan to deliver it today.

The other day when I went out I saw some tiny grape hyacinths in my garden!  I love them!  This morning there is a couple inches of snow on the ground.  I don't think it will last very long as it's supposed to get up to 43ยบ today and it will turn to rain.  It's nothing compared to other parts of the country.

Just a short post for today which is better than nothing.  I have been very bad about posting lately.  Hope you are keeping warm and dry!

Thursday, February 4, 2021

2020 Review

Lately I have been keeping a journal of quilting progress and last fall I looked through my blog (From 2007 thru 2019) and made a list of all the quilts that were featured on my blog.  I wrote them down and counted five categories:  Donation, Gifted to family, Gifted to friends, Sell and Keep.  This week I went through my 2020  posts and added them to the list.  The list doesn't include any quilts that I didn't post on the blog - mostly ones that I sold I suppose.  Anyway, my list for all those years is up to 323 quilts.  Of course a lot of those are small ones such as doll quilts.  The major quilts for 2020 are on the "2020 Finishes" list.  I'm not going to show all the quilts in this post.

This morning, I finished the main section of the quilt (with no name) that I'm working on. In order to get this part finished, I had to piece the lighter colored portion of 2 setting triangles.  I had found it at a quilt shop in Washington and ordered it, but they refunded my money saying that they couldn't fill the order.  My LQS didn't have any of it (that's where I got it).  I did have some small pieces and pieced them together so I could finish the triangles. I don't think it's very obvious, so that is good.  The next part will be borders that will make it into queen size.  I'm going to put it away for a while.  This picture isn't very good, but is the best I could do with it on the floor.  

This is the last block that I made and I think it's my favorite block.  I found it in a 100 block magazine from several years ago.  The blocks measure 12 1/2".

My priority for next week will be taxes!  Ugh!!  I'm sure I will do some sewing too, but it will probably be on some projects that are ongoing piecing - like string blocks or Christmas star blocks.  

In know some of you are getting a lot of snow and hope that you don't have to go out in it too much.  My sister near Chicago is supposed to get snow later today.  Stay warm!