Tuesday, December 7, 2010

UFO finished December

ok, it's finished! It's quilted, bound and ready to be wrapped for Christmas!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

current UFO

This is a detail shot of the current UFO I'm working on. This one is going to be a Christmas present. This pattern is what my daughter-in-law and I call the 9 to 4. You make 9-patches and cut them into 4 patches, rearrange the pieces and sew them back together. These blocks were made with 2 different fabrics and I'm not totally pleased with the finished effect. These fabrics were choice to go with the living room of the person I'm making it for. The following is a shot of the whole top. The backing will be black fleece and there will be a layer of polyester batting in the quilt. The binding will be the same balck print used in the top.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

UFO finished November 30th

It's finished! I really like the binding and I finished it by hand!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

current UFO

The current UFO I'm working on is a cheater panel I bought about 10 years ago. I bought several of them and didn't remember having 1 left. I found when I was sorting through boxes several weeks ago. I wasn't sure what I was going to use for a backing until I found the cute black background print at a quit shop.
I love to quilt with loops and swirls. I also quilted our grandsons name into the quilt. This quilt will stay at grandmas house when it's finished. I hope to get the binding on it today so I'll have a hand work project to carry around with me.

UFO reduction

I threw 2 UFO's away about a month ago. It's been hectic here this fall and I didn't have a chance to post about it. One UFO was blocks that weren't enough to do anything with and they didn't go with anything. The other UFO was a dust ruffle I started. I no longer have the bed that it was to fit. We went from full to queen and that UFO is gone. I hope to do better with my UFO's in 2011. I have a pile of UFO's I plan to put on ebay.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

UFO finished-16 September 2010

This quilt was a UFO I started about 25 years ago. The center of blocks were silk screened prints, I bought them from the quilt shop in Crosby. I made the top and forgot about it. I found the top about a month ago when I was going through a box of fabric. I got it quilted and I'll be keeping here for our grandson Caleb to use when he's here. Below is a close up of the blocks and quilting. I've been hoping to get a UFO finished each week but, it just hasn't worked out.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

split 9-patch UFO

This is the time of year that I don't get many UFO's finished.

I've been looking for this one for a while. I found it while I was looking for something else today. It was planned for a full sized bed, now it's going to be king sized. I should have enough fabric to make it work. I need 20 more blocks to finish the top. I'll probably put a border of the background fabric around the blocks. I'm planning to work on a UFO everyday through the summer!

This UFO was from Billie Lauder class sponsored by the Kingwood Quilt Guild. The fabric came from Front Porch Quilts in the greater Houston area.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuesday update

I had a couple of hours today that I did a lot of waiting. I got a lot of ripping done during that time.

Monday, April 12, 2010

current UFO

This is one of the current UFO's I'm working on. I'm seperating the flying geese units and reassembling them into a different looking block. I've packed this UFO into the container below it for a carry along project. The next time I have idle time, I can work on it.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

current UFO's

I found another UFO in my drawer that I've started to work on. I still need to rip a lot of flying geese blocks but, I've been edge stitching the tote bags (2 UFO's-3 bags). I've gotten the strapping out for them. I should be able to finish them soon, if I can get some time to work on them. The weekends can be hectic here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

current UFO's

I'm currently working on 2 UFO's. One I found last week while looking for something else. I need to find the right fabric for the binding for this one. The other one has been interesting. I've sewn and ripped and changed my mind several times. I had the center finished and was planning to use the bonus blocks for a border. It wasn't working out. I have decided to leave the center as is for a lap quilt. I'm taking apart all the flying geese pieces and am rearranging them. I'm not sure what I will do with the blocks once they are finished.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

4th UFO finished!

Good Morning Sunshine is DONE! It feels really good to have my 4th UFO done for the year! I quilted Caleb's name on the quilt 9 times.

These printed labels can be made very quickly. I frame them with leftover binding fabric and hand stitch them down.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

4th UFO-Good Morning Sunshine

ok, this UFO was cut out and partially pieced some time ago. I've already made this pattern with this fabric for another baby boy. I was looking for something to work on Friday night and I dug around in my UFO drawer and found this project. I needed a quilt for Caleb for the month of March, so I decided to finish this one. I was going to call this quilt Sweet Dreams. I changed my mind after noticing the cute suns on the fabric. The following picture shows part of the quilt on my quilter. This is a really fun pattern to make. My daughter-in-law, Christi and I call this pattern the 9 to 4. I'll post a picture of the finished quilt once it's done.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Finished 3rd UFO

I had the Convergence Quilt book since it came out and I finally got around to starting it in 2009. I was given a bundle of fabrics that was enough to make the top and binding. I had to decide what fabric to use where. I love butterflies and this was a fun quilt to make. This is a shot of the label. It feels really good to have this one off my list.

Friday, March 12, 2010

FINISHED! #2 for the year

This is my 2nd UFO project to be finished this year. The eye glass case and this quilt were made from the same UFO. This is our grandson pretending to be asleep under the finished quilt.
I decided not to make a label for this quilt. I stitched the label info on the quilt starting at the lower left hand corner. This was fun and quick I may do this again on another quilt.

Monday, March 8, 2010

decisions, decisons, decisions!

well, I guess sometimes I think too much. I'm trying to decide on a backing on the scrappy UFO that I ave been working on. I hope I can make a decison today. I want to get this one quilted and off my list!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

1st UFO finished!

This is a water color quilt that I started in 2009. I'm keeping this one. I just need to figure out where I want to hang it. This is a shot of the backing. I didn't have a piece large enough for the backing so I pieced the back. The floral is what I used for the front. I fussy cut a lot of pieces for the top. I love the effect.

This is a shot of the label.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Eye glasses case

Last night, I took the leftover block from the quilt top and made a glasses case out of it. I used that tool for sewing/quilting parallel lines on my machine to help keep the lines straight.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I'm slowly making some progress here. I finally got these blocks pieced into a top. I'm debating a border. The plan for these blocks included a border. It sure feels good to have this much done. I don't make scrappy blocks like this anymore. The blocks have a foundation that makes for a heavier quilt. We don't need heavier quits in this area of southeast Texas. I'm going to quilt the leftover block and make it into an eye glasses case.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February-getting a late start

This is an old UFO in progress. I have started working on it several times this year. There have been a lot of distractions here so far this year. I started working on this again Monday and I hope to stay at it daily until it's done! These blocks were made the way I used to make scrappy quilts. There is a foundation under each block. It makes the quilts heavier and too heavy for nights in southeast Texas. These blocks were left over from several projects. I will probably keep this quilt as a reminder of my earlier days of piecing.