Saturday, October 6, 2018

UFO Busting #33


Can you believe October is already upon us??  I always welcome this month when it comes in.  It brings with it the wonderful smells and cooler temperatures of Autumn.  The leaves begin to change and there is so much to do.  This weekend (hopefully), I will be following our band to a neighboring town to take in the Forrest Festival.  In all my almost 40 years of life, it will be the first time I've ever gone.  Jen and I are busily preparing for all the fun that comes with her reaching adulthood.  There are colleges to visit, tests to take and forms to complete.  Needless to say, for the most part sewing took the back burner this week.  However, I did manage to sneak in moments here and there.  Five to ten minutes a day can make a huge difference.


I'm still hard core juggling the Sewcial Bee Sampler blocks.  I try to stitch up 3-5 at a time when I can.  This was me block juggling, complete with open rotary cutter.  I call it extreme block making.  Do not be like Tisha.  Do not sew with open sharp objects.  No Tisha's were hurt, but this should be left to only professionals...and probably not even then.

My efforts proved worth it though.  I'm almost done...all but five blocks.  Then the sashing can begin.


I am also happy that I can finally share my Bohemian Baby Star Blossom quilt finish this week.  The quilt its self has actually been completed for two weeks, the weather just refused to cooperate for pictures.


You can read more about this finish and the quilting here.

Let's see what happened in last week's party.  First up is Roseanne and Sue from Home Sewn By Us.  Those two have been working hard at working on older projects.  This time they tackled their I Wish You A Merry Christmas Quilt.  


I love this quilt.  It will be a fun one to cozy up to the fire with, hot coco in hand and Christmas movies on TV.

Next up is Gail at Quilting Gail and her Sudoku Quilt.  I'm a big fan of that game and an even bigger fan of her quilt.


I love how she used those squares to practice different free motion motifs.  It added great texture to the quilt and is just plain fun!  If you haven't been by to congratulate all of them on their UFO finishes, hop over and visit them now.

Now it's your turn.  What have you been up to this week?  Link up and tell us about it below.





I have exciting news for next week...I'm going on a bit of a field trip and so is UFO Busting.  Since I knew I probably wouldn't get a post together for next weekend, my dear friend Sandra at mmm!quilts has agreed to host UFO Busting over on her page!!   I do hope next Saturday (the 13th) you will continue the party over there.  Then things will be back to normal here the next weekend.  I hope everyone has a wonderful week with lots of stitching!!!



7 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

Oh yes I remember the college shopping days:) Hope you gals are having fun doing it! There will always be time for sewing later on:)

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What an exciting time to be on the verge of college with Jen. I'm glad no Tish's were hurt with the open blade and that you could sneak in 5-10 minutes at a time here and there during the week!

piecefulwendy said...

I remember those days of college prep madness (and fun). I find myself leaving my blade open more now that I no longer have a cat (what does that have to do with it???). Maybe I need a new cat. Hmm. Glad you made it through injury free! Enjoy the festivities and the road trip!

Susan said...

Wonderful shares from last week. Your blocks are going to be such an interesting set. I look forward to seeing it ... with a closed cutter!

KaHolly said...

No UFOs for me this week, unless working on a quilt I started last winter in Tx counts. Have fun on your adventure!

Susan said...

You did some great work last week. I need to link my Saturday stitching. Have a great adventure, and I'll try to remember to get to the other site - though I'll be late again because of taking a trip this week myself.

Louise said...

I've been on the go go go myself this week, with only time to visit a few blogs. Seeing all those happy fabrics in your blocks and the gorgeous finished baby quilt is my bit of quilty cheer this morning. So thanks for that!! :)

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