Friday, December 17, 2010

UFO Challenge 2011

This tub contains a dozen UFOs, selected more or less randomly as I tidied up my sewing area. Some of them are quite new (I guess that’s why they were near the top of the piles) while others have been around for some time. There is one in there that has travelled to and from retreats with me for at least three years!

I’m committing to a year-long UFO Challenge on the Patchwork Times blog by Judy Laquidara. Each month she will choose a number randomly, and that’s the UFO to be completed that month.

The easy part was finding twelve candidates for my list. The challenging part will be completing them! But if all goes to plan at the end of the year my bin will be empty and I’ll have a stack of finished projects!

Here's the list!

1.      Wonky Pumpkins

2.     Irish Chain baby quilt

3.      African collage

4.      Halloween strips

5.      New York Beauty blocks

6.      Hudson Bay log cabin

7.      Hexagon table toppers

8.      “Ugly” and curves blocks
9.      Cows baby quilt

10.   NOEL blocks

11.   Coffee cups

12.   Pink hexagons

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Those Hallowe’en strips

Those strips we exchanged at guild finally were made into a table runner.  It isn’t finished yet – I need to find some more of the blue fabric for a narrow border, or for a binding at the very least.    

The blue fabric is a border fabric that I purchased  sometime in the last century.  So I’m not likely to be able to purchase any more of it.  I’m sure I had another strip or two around her someplace…….


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ready for Christmas!

This is the tree in the public library wearing its new tree skirt. Pattern is from French Braid Obsession by Jane Hardy Miller (that's a library book, ask for it!).

This was made in memory of a library patron who asked friends and family to donate to the library.
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Village Wall-Quilt

This was made working from the book Happy Villages by Karen Eckmeier. The pieces are collaged onto a backing. Then all are covered by a layer of tulle and held in place by machine stitching.

It is great fun to work on this with friends -- we'll see if there's a free weekend for a class at Granny's House for this.
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