Friday, December 17, 2010

Joining Judy L.'s UFO Challenge for 2011

I have decided to join up with Judy L. and try to finish some UFO's in 2011. Some are old, some are ones I just really want to work on as soon as I can! For me, getting it to flimsy status will be considered finished. I am also planning to work along on some of the monochromatic ideas too, I plan on making monochromatic string blocks in the color of the month.

My UFO List....

1. Millenium Trip Around the World - started in 1999
2. Plaid Strings - started in 2010
3. Kitchen Sink in 30's fabrics - started in 2007
4. Little Pretties - started in 2007
5. Kashmere Green and Golds - started in ?
6. Teal Flying Geese - started in 2006?
7. Fig Tree fabrics in Bluestone Pathways - started in 2006
8. Nine-patch Between Friends - started in 2010
9. Nine-patch Bulloch Hall - started in 2010
10. Nine-patch Crossing Paths - started in 2010
11. Nine-patch Flying 9-patch - started in 2010

This is the list I came up with when Judy first mentioned the idea on her blog. There were 12 on the list, but I finished one already! These are not all my UFO's, and I may work on the last four as soon as the opportunity arises. I would love to finish all of these in 2011 and that is why they are on the list!!!!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Flimsy - Carolina Christmas

A year later, and I am calling this one done. This quilt was a mystery offered last year by Bonnie Hunter called Carolina Christmas. I fell behind on the steps , and then the final product was not floating my boat. I loved other people's version, but not mine! I decided to put it together as shown, and used my red rectangles as the border. My kids really like this one so I am glad to have it done. Now what to do with the other bits and pieces....

Monday, December 6, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I put the small white border on this UFO this weekend. Now I am trying to decide if I want a pieced border on it, or if I want to consider it done. The pattern is from an older Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine. Even though I have the pages from the magazine, it doesn't indicate what issue it was in. It is called Little Pretties Quilt, and it was designed by Dianne Neumann. Check out more design walls at Judy L.'s blog.

Edited to add: Thanks for the feedback. I do think I will add a border to finish it off, but I am going to work on it in the spring.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday Flimsy

I am finally showing you the fourth quilt made from the same fabrics! This is actually the second quilt I pieced from these fabrics, I cut it out as I was cutting out for the first one (the one using the Thanksgiving panel). This one is one of my favorite flimsies ever, my Mom and my quilting SIS both loved it. I love the colors in this flimsy, so much so that I made four small quiltlets to use around the house in the fall. I gave one to my SIS last year, and am using these three now. There are a few scraps left from these flimsies and quiltlets, but not many!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Judy L.'s mystery quilts

There is no sewing going on in my house lately! There has been some cleaning, organising, entertaining, and shopping, but no sewing. However, I do have two flimsies to show you - both of them mystery quilts offered by Judy Laquidara at Patchwork Times. The colors in the first quilt are so off, in real life they are very bright green with a bright yellow background. I gave this flimsy to a friend of my sister's for her guild to use for a donation quilt. I don't know what I will do with the second one, which is also fairly bright. I have quite a bit of bright fabrics that have aged long enough, and I am trying to get them out of my stash.