UFO’s–Not the Space Kind

If you are a quilter, you are very familiar with UFO’s (Un-Finished Objects).  Dedicated quilters (and other crafters) have a LOT of those.  I have too many to count.  I buy all the materials, start a project, and then move on to something else before I ever finish.  Some times I just buy the fabric and never start at all!  Well, I’ve dedicated this month to FINISHING!  I thought I would share some of these UFO’s and then let you know in the coming days of my progress.

Here are a few of the unfinished things I found lying around.  I have dozens and dozens, so I will just give you a peek at a few.

 

This little Halloween table topper just needs to be quilted.  Maybe I will add a border.

IMG_0558I found these blocks on Ebay some time ago.  I’d guess they are from the 50’s or 60’s.  They are handpieced.  I added the polka dot and navy fabrics.  I have six blocks.  I could probably make a little lap quilt.

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This little Fall stitchery is almost done.  I hope it looks cuter when is is quilted.

IMG_0546Same with this tiny wallhanging.  It’s my first attempt at hand applique.IMG_0552I’m ashamed to say I have purchased whole quilt kits that I never even started.  I’m not even sure I like them anymore.  If I do tackle them, I will probably update the fabrics.IMG_0542 IMG_0543 IMG_0544 IMG_0545I liked this floral fabric a lot when I bought it years ago and found some coordinating prints.    I started some piecing, thinking to make it into a quilted jacket.  That’s not going to happen.  But it would make a nice charity quilt.IMG_0555 IMG_0556Here are a couple small holiday items.  It wouldn’t take much to finish them.  I just have to have a reason.IMG_0551IMG_0547

Loved the unusual color scheme in these holiday prints.

IMG_0548 IMG_0549These “orphan” blocks I picked up at a guild meeting.  I’m sure I could combine them into nice charity quilt.  Our guild makes quilts for a local shelter for women and children.IMG_0557Well, I could go on and on, but I will stop for now.  Time to get sewing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Love to Quilt

Don’t you just love beautiful fabric!  I can get so motivated after “petting” some of my stash.  For you non-quilters–stash is our collection of fabric.  Most of us have a lot more stash then we will ever be able to make into quilts.  But that’s OK.  Just looking and touching is a thrill.  One of the reasons I love to quilt!Image

My Quilting Studio

I actually have a few quilting “studios”.  I have taken over my living room and two upstairs bedrooms for my quilting obsession.  That doesn’t even count the boxes and bins in the hallway and basement that are overflowing with fabric and unfinished vintage quilt tops.  Even then, the work often overflows into my family and dining rooms.  My poor family has to put up with it all.  But no one complains.  I painted this little sign just for fun.  Maybe I need to make several!

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Spoonflower Contest

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Pop Art Chicken Contest

I made some fabric on Spoonflower and entered it in this weeks’ Pop Art Chicken contest. It features my red funky chicken drawing. I haven’t figured out how to get it to show here, but I would appreciate it if you would go to spoonflower.com and vote for me. Thanks!

Bridal Bouquet Fabric

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IMG_0964Bridal Bouquet

This is my first attempt at making fabric with Spoonflower. I used one of my watercolor pictures, Bridal Bouquet. The motifs are about 1 1/2 inches across. Next time I will send a clearer picture and get better results. But I can see many possibilities for fabric in the future.