Saturday, June 23, 2018

UFO Busting #25

Only one more week and we will be officially half way through this is that even possible?  How are you holding up?  Hopefully, we are making some progress on something, new or old.  This week I'm still chugging right along, floating from project to project like a good worker bee collecting pollen.  I've got things in all stages growing over here.

Let's start with a finish.  This week I posted about finishing the Mini Wayward Transparency Quilt, which I am happy to report was mailed and should have been delivered yesterday.

Without giving too much away, I worked on my next bits for the Fireburst Mystery Quilt.  July 1st will give us the next set of piecing instructions...which I promise will still be super easy.  I managed to piece the next set of instructions for my two 32" quilts and one 64" quilt all in one evening.  I still had plenty of time to spare for other things.  If you are just hearing about the mystery quilt along you can find more information about it here.  Bernie at Needle and Foot has a print kit and a solids kit available in her Etsy shop, for those that would like a little help in picking out fabrics.  It isn't too late to join!  You could start his one in October and still have plenty of time to finish up before the fireworks display January 1st.

The good ol' SS Playtime Plus is quilted and trimmed...way ahead of schedule I'm happy to report.  I see a spotty black binding on this one and hope to accomplish that possibly today.  Gonna have to wait till closer to Sandra at mmm!quilts linky party for the reveal though.  As you can see by Caroline's tail in the top of the picture...once you've seen it you can't leave it alone.  You just want to be near it...and get cat hair everywhere.

Speaking of Sandra's linky party...there will be prizes to win for those that link up with a finish top or quilt.  I am happy to say that I am one of those sponsors.  It has been my goal to have a second pattern out so that the winner can pick between it and Star Blossoms.  The pattern is written and being looked at by some very happy helpers.  I've made a 36" version that needs quilted and a 72" version that is a commissioned quilt.  I'd like to make another larger version using the above fabrics for the cover quilt.  I've got till the end of July...that's plenty of time...right?

So, I will leave you this quite messy pile of work hoping to be done.  A mini mini quilt that just needs a quick quilting, piecing the large quilt and quilting the smaller one.  Surely I can sneak a UFO in there and write our Fireburst post...who needs sleep?  Not this girl.

Let's skip back to last week...I would like to highlight Shasta from High Road Quilter.  This is a must read post. 

A top reason that UFO's form, is that we simply fall out of love with a project.  By why do we do that?  Shasta does and great job trouble shooting what went wrong for her or rather why she wasn't digging her project anymore.  But what is even more amazing is, she was able to change her perspective and look at the project from a different angle and guess what, those feelings of joy are coming back again.  I don't want to say to much.  Just make sure you check out her post!

So now it's your turn.  What have you been up to this week.  Digging out the old or have you been distracted by the new?  Link up and tell us about it.


Kathleen said...

You . have done well with your goals. I have had about 6 days with no time/ability to do anything. This week I hope is extra productive.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

You are being super productive! This linkup really seems to be helping keep people engaged and accountable and that is so fun to see. :)

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

You're so sweet Tish! Thanks for highlighting my post! I took a break from making that quilt and was surprised to see the photo in your post. It is amazing what a change of perspective does. I am really enjoying making it now!

Stitchin At Home said...

You are making great progress on your UFO's! But no sleep until the end of July..I think that may be a problem. :)

piecefulwendy said...

Always fun to see what projects you have going on! Love the Wayward Transparencies side by side, with all the lovely quilting! Thanks for giving the link to Shasta's post; it was a good read! Now I better get going on my projects!

Sue said...

Nice work with all your progress! I'm confident you can squeeze in two or three more quilts before the end of July. I'm going big and scrappy with my mystery quilt now and about to make a start so looking forward to the next round of instructions. This will be the first scrappy quilt ever for me so the slow sewing is going to work really well!

KaHolly said...

Are you sure you stop sewing long enough to sleep? ;)

dq said...

I will certainly check out Shasta's post. We all lose excitement on old projects because dreaming about new ones is just so exciting. I do generally fall back in love with the UFOs once they are done. Thanks for encouraging me along in that endeavor.

It is wonderful that your quilt is sent off to the receiver! I bet it feels so great! Your mystery project looks so fun. I just love a good mystery.

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