Saturday, January 13, 2018

UFO Busting #2

Every time I start thinking about this UFO party, I think of that scene from the Will Smith movie Independence Day where the people are standing on top of a building with signs welcoming the UFO and then that beam comes down and well it just doesn't end well.  I promise this is not that kind of party.  This is the kind where we break out old projects, ditched works in progress and celebrate working on them or support each other during those times of "I just can't do this."  It happens, we've all been there.

This week I'm celebrating crossing something off my needs finished list.  My version of Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl's Wayward Transparency!!!

Sorry, this is just a teaser shot.  If you want to see/read more of my crazy quilting adventure with this quilt you can read more about it here.

From my quilt kit list, the Sewcial Bee Sampler Quilt designed by Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell is progressing right a long.  I mentioned before that Sandra at mmm!quilts and I are using the QAL as a social sewing experiment and sewing the blocks at the same time while texting with each other.  We are happy to report we have been joined by two more quilters.  Anja from Anja Quilts and Dave the Quilt Engineer.  Since we were only 3 blocks in both were able to catch up quickly.  Thanks to the magic if iMessage we are all able to group chat together.

These are my 5 blocks using Moda Paradiso.  I have a lovely dark blue Grunge I will be using for the sashing.

I am in love with David's blocks.  He is using Moda Bee Creative.  I think that's quite appropriate for the Sewcial Bee Sampler.  Don't you?

This is just a picture to show my fellow sampler mates that indeed my blocks are not pre sewn.  They are safely cut and in baggies till we are ready to stitch them.  Although, I will be honest and say that the thought to sew them all up ahead of time did cross my mind.  I'm just excited to sew these.

I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that stopped by and commented or linked up to the first UFO Busting party.  I hope you will continue to visit and as always we welcome new friends to come play.

Incase you missed it, Wendy at Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life finished a beautiful Vintage Tumbler Mini Quilt.  A project that had been hovering over her for a little bit of time.

Congrats, Wendy!  A UFO finish sure feels good.  Visit Wendy and read about her finish here.

Now it's your turn?  What have you been up too?  Have you finally stared down your list of projects that need tackled?  Are you stuck and don't know how to finish something?  Do you have a UFO finish to celebrate.  Or are you crying because you got distracted again?  Link up, share with us and feel free to grab my button below.  We are all in this big boat together.

UFO Busting


piecefulwendy said...

Thanks for the feature, Tish! I'm enjoying the blocks you're making while you text each other. What fun! I'm working on another UFO and will have that linked up here on Monday. Have a great weekend!

Marti said...

Texting each other while quilting the same block sounds like fun! This is the year of the UFO for me. I am determined to finish all I have, if I can find them, and from now on FINISH what I start. I'd write a post and join your party today, but I can't show my finished except for the label quilt until dear daughter goes to work Monday and can't check my blog.

Sandra Walker said...

LOLOL All right my friend, my partner in crime, my accountability partner, my Tish...that picture of the baggies is for moi...and I am sorry I doubted you. I just know how much we both LOVE LOVE Paradiso, and I cannot believe you have such restraint to not have sewn them up! That Wayward...SO gorgeous. And I know exactly what scene that is from a movie we owned on VHS when the girls were young and watched many many times... :-)

Stitchin At Home said...

Texting and sewing together sounds like fun! Your and Dave's blocks look great!

KaHolly said...

Your blocks look great! Both sets (hi, Dave!). Have been too busy to work on UFOs, but I have pulled one out, and it’s 'in line' at the machine!

Preeti said...

Moda Paradiso is a beautiful fabric line. I have used them in a queen size quilt. Your blocks look lovely. I think you are in love with Dave. You are just projecting on to his quilt blocks :-p
Texting and sewing together - well, I am fuming with jealousy :-)
I just finished a UFO from two years ago. Alas, it was a bit late to join your party.

Darling Jill Quilts said...

Great job on your blocks! I have several BOMs where my blocks are all pre cut and in baggies.... Doesn't help me with getting them sewn though. lol

Julie said...

What would we do without texting while sewing? Quilters may say, "Excuse me I'm chewing," and we might not even hear them, but never apologize for the whirring of a sewing machine in the background. Love my sewing, quilty friends!!

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