Saturday, April 7, 2018

UFO Busting #14


Here we are another Saturday and UFO's everywhere.  That's okay, it just means we are being busy and hopefully productive.  This week, I have been able to work on three projects.  Small steps, but steps forward.

I spent some time breaking in my awesome new seam ripper that my nephew gifted me a few weeks ago.  Back in the summer he discovered a love for making pens and decided to make his favorite aunt a seam ripper.  Can you believe he thinks I make mistakes??  I love it!  I'll share a bit more about this project on Monday and the prospects of a possible QAL here on the blog.


I was also able to get the signature quilt pieced.  I will take it to the guild meeting next week to see if anyone else would like to sign it before I start quilting it.  That gives me plenty of time for a finish before it's July deadline.


I caught a break in the rainy cold weather yesterday and was able to use my mom's garage (without freezing) to baste up the pin wheel quilt.  I have visions of Aurifil thread flying off the spool all weekend long.  Guess I'll have to wait until next weekend to see if that vision comes true.

I think we should pop a cork (of what ever bubbly drink you prefer) and celebrate that two finishes where posted to the blog last week!  Anja over at Anja Quilts linked up her super sexy quilt photo shoot with her recent finish of Yvonne at Quilt Jetgirl's Digital Wave Quilt.

It can be hard to come up with creative ways to stage quilts for our blogs, but I think Anja hit it out of the park staging her quilt next to her vintage Singer treadle machine.  Make sure you go over there and check out more pictures of this very cool modern quilt.

Sandy over at Sew...This Is My Blog also shared her recent Tom and Jerry in orange quilt that will be donated to Little Lambs Foundation for Kids as part of the Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge.


I can just see the smiling face of a little one with they see those bright colors and spy those beloved cartoon characters.  Congrats on your finishes guys!  Let's keep up the good work.

So what have you been up to this week?  Link up and share.




Also mark your calendars for the upcoming 2018 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop kicking off on Monday, April 16th. 


This year I am co hosting with Beth at Cooking Up Quilts, Jen and Dizzy Quilter and Sandra at mmm!quilts and we are just itching to introduce you to all the wonderful new quilt bloggers.  I hope you will join us in meeting all these wonderful quilters and take a chance on winning some pretty drool worthy prizes from our generous sponsors.



11 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

The signature quilt looks great; I think taking it to your guild to have others sign it is a lovely idea. I'm excited about the blog hop. Crazy that it starts in just over a week!

chrisknits said...

I love the pinwheel top! Would be adorable in baby brights.

Stitchin At Home said...

I like pinwheels and yours look great, have fun playing with Aurifil.

piecefulwendy said...

I need to get back to my UFOs so I have something to post! I know what UFO I want to work on, but I'm stalled out on how to quilt it. So many fun highlights this week, and I'm curious what your new project looks like!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Your pinwheels quilt is beautiful. I am wondering why you are pinning it? I thought you had a longarm. I finally finished the elephant quilt top. It actually didn't take too long. Funny thing with those UFOs. They kind of resist the whole completion thing. On the schedule this week is a date with my quilting group's longarm and this quilt. I'll let you know how it goes.

KaHolly said...

Good job keeping up with your UFOs, now QIPs! I love how you’ve started showcasing work by others.

Sandra Walker said...

Can't wait to see what magic you're going to work on the buhLOO pinwheel quilt! I can just imagine 50-100 years from now when people look at all the signatures on the signature quilt, and maybe it will be in a museum somewhere... Chilly down in your mountains? Chilly up here by my lake! What's with this cold weather huh?

Sandy said...

Your signature quilt looks good. The border fabrics are fresh and crisp! How sweet of you to share about my Tom and Jerry quilts! They were so fun.

Emily said...

Wow, what a great seam ripper! What a neat gift! Super excited to see the details of a QAL!

dq said...

You got a lot done last week. Doesn't it feel great?

I like the pinwill quilt. I have one in similar colors I made for my daughter years ago.

Have a great quilty week.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

That's a great new seam ripper. Beautiful. Thanks for featuring my quilt. ☺

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