UFO Challenge 2011

Judy has issued a UFO Challenge for 2011.  Here’s my list:

1 -10 Moon Glow – complete one of the remaining 10 star blocks

Picture from Jinnybeyer.com

11 First Saturday Foxy Fassett quilt – backing, quilting & binding

12 Crumb Quilt – backing, quilting & binding

1a Pinwheel Party Quilt Navy – backing, quilting & binding

2a Pinwheel Party Quilt Orange – piece top & backing

3a Flower Wall Hanging – finish hand quilting & binding.

4a Vicksburg – applique borders & sew together the top

5a & 6a Antique Reproduction Baby Quilts 1 & 2  – quilting & binding

(Picture from Instructions)

7a Seeds of Time – quilting & binding

Picture from Instructions

8a – 10a Moon Glow – complete 4 of the 12 alternate blocks


11a Topsy Turvy Nine Patch – borders and backing

UFO’s I’d like to get done but will take longer than a month or didn’t make the list:

Hand quilt Cherrywood Bricks –

Quilt  & Bind Liberty Quilt –

Quilt & Bind Summer Cabins –

Set First Saturday Asian Surprise blocks –

Set First Saturday Tipsy Fox blocks –

Finish & set Scrappy Star blocks –

Quilt & bind Technicolor Yawn

Folk Style Sampler – applique three remaining blocks

Wowsa!!  I think this is, perhaps, too challenging of a list to accomplish in one year.  I do, however, work best with deadlines so perhaps Judy’s challenge will be just what I need to drive me over the edge help me finish up some things that have been hanging around.

Friday Night Sew-In

I’m going to participate in the August Friday Night Sew-In this Friday night.  Maybe I’ll get the binding ready for the Steelers quilt and the Recycled Cabins quilt 🙂   Click the link on the right side of my blog to go to the post about the sew-in.

Here’s the backing I finished Sunday and the navy Pinwheel Party quilt top all done….it’s a flimsy! 🙂

If you click to enlarge the Pinwheel Party quilt, you’ll see Simontacchi’s paw on the left side….he was reaching up to bat at the quilt.  I’ll get a better picture of the top to post later but I was so excited to have completed it I had my DH hold it up real quick this morning.

Design Wall Time :)

It’s just another manic Monday, oh woe…….The Bangles Manic Monday is running through my head.  Which makes it seem like I’m in a melancholy mood and you might think I have nothing new for Design Wall Monday.  Not so!

I finished the blocks for the Steelers quilt (the Penguins and Pirates don’t have any licensed fabric on the market right now so it’s just a Steelers quilt) and I’m happy with the way they’ve turned out.   After I took the picture I realized two of the blocks are upside down.   I’ll make sure to have them all right side up when I add the sashing 😉

The flowers are still growing although I think I’ll cut the green fabric so I can start adding the “path” to them.

The navy version of the Pinwheel Party quilt is all together except for the final border.  I’m pretty happy with the way it’s turned out although you can’t tell from this horrible picture.  I’ll have to enlist a helper to get a better photo.

Last, Dawn at Linen Closet Quilts has given the final directions for her FREE Vicksburg BOM.  I can’t wait to get caught up on this one……those swags will be fun to stitch!

PS.  Lori, no, there’s no stash report.  I’m not telling how much of the flower fabric I bought….at least until I can count some out going stash!! VBG

Hot Design Wall Monday

Wow has it been hot!!  We received a break in the temps which are only supposed to hit 88 today but the forecast has them back into the 90’s with HIGH humidity so heat indexes will again be in the 100’s.   Yuck 🙁  I did some sewing in my somewhat cool basement so here’s what’s on my wall:

I’m thinking about using this Kona green for my grandmothers flower garden blocks….nice, bright & fresh.   See those 1/2 sq triangles?   They are for the new quilt I started this weekend.  I was able to get the block pieces cut and the triangles sewn & trimmed to size.

Believe it or not, this is a gift for a wedding which makes more sense when you know it’s a Steelers/Pirates/Penquins themed quilt.   And the deadline is Sept 1st!!!  I also sewed some more of the Pinwheel Party sashing for the navy quilt so it’s still coming along 🙂

Be sure to check out Judy’s DWM post to see how other quilters are fairing in the heat.

Friday Night Sew-In Pictures

Here are my results from my Friday night sewing.  I finished the little pinwheels for the Pinwheel Party blue & orange quilts and started sewing the sashings on the blue one.

While sewing these, I made these cute 1  1/4″ half square triangles leader/ender style along with adding a couple of more strips to my crumb house block and this purple piece (leftovers from trimming down a couple of pinwheel blocks).  Fun times!