Saturday, March 2, 2019

UFO Busting #51


What's the old saying about March?  In like a lion, out like a lamb.  That's what I'm declaring for my little neck of the woods.  I am ready for some spring, and if that means the end of March will let me have it...I'll take it.  As for my sewing, it's kind of coming in like a lamb, so by the end of the month I should be in full on lion mode!  Here's to pouncing on some finishes!

I've managed to keep some projects moving along this week.  I've start piecing on my April Island Batik challenge project and realize, March's challenge needs be to quilted.  I'm going to have to ground myself.



The Pat Sloan A Flower Bouquet QAL, is heading toward another section finish.  This week I pieced two blocks.


Decorate Your Garden


Geraniums

After placing them on the design wall, I'm thinking with the next two blocks and the strips, I need to add a bit more green and dark blue.


Now to talk about my PhD progress for the month.  I didn't get quite as far as I wanted, but that's ok.  February is a short and busy month.


PhD List 2019 Finished Starts in 2019 Started In Progress Finished
Morning Star Out of This World BOM January x
Ocean Sky A Flower Bouquet January x
Variable Star Dog Gone Cute January x
Psychedelic Cat Lady Roses and Arrows QAL January
Holly Jolly Christmas Magnificent Mini January February
Unicorn Quilt IB March Challenge January x
Up From Here When You Wish January January
Bundle Buster Baby Quilt February IB April Challenge February x
Christmas Star Blossom IB May Challenge
Midnight Mystery IB June Challenge
My Secret Garden IB July Challenge
Four Square & Left Over IB August Challenge
The Great Outdoors


For the Island Batik projects;  I finished the February challenge, need to quilt March and started piecing April.  This has my current projects, headed towards finishes.  I'm going to go ahead and count the Bundle Buster Baby Quilt as a February finish.


The binding is all made and in my head already around my quilt.  Hey, my blog my rules.  I would really like to focus on one more UFO finish (maybe two) for March.


Speaking of people with actual UFO finishes...last week Chris from Chris Knits Sews had a UFO finish to celebrate!




I am in love with the simple cross hatching she chose for this quilt and the binding fabric is perfect!  Make sure you stop over and congratulate her on this finish.

Next up we have Alycia from Alycia Quilts-Quiltygirl and her UFO finish, Don't Fence Me In.


"This was a part of the Monochromatic Challenge hosted by Judy at Patchwork Times WAY back in 2011( hiding my face) I DID NOT think it was that long ago that I finished the top!!"  Alycia, I feel you!  Time passes too quickly.  I have tons of tops in my stack collection that it feels like I pieced them last week...reality it was 10 years ago.  Make sure you swing over to Alycia's and check out this heavenly slice of a quilt.

Now it's your turn.  Let's see what you've been up to this week.  Link up below and tell us all about it.



8 comments:

dq said...

I love the Pat Sloan quilt you are working on, but then again, her quilts are ALWAYS AMAZING! I wish it were on my list for this year, but it is not.

Too bad you had to quit piecing to go quilt. I far prefer piecing but don't like to pay others to quilt for me.

I love the way you have listed your PHD challenge report. I may have to rethink how I list mine.

Happy quilting this week!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Aww thanks for the shout out.... and the understanding!! I think I like the term you used - Quilt collection? - Better!!!

Stitchin At Home said...

Pat Sloan's quilt you are working on is looking good! Now as for adding green I say yes, you can never have too much green.

piecefulwendy said...

Some pretty finishes last week! You are doing a great job on the IB schedule and quilts! I had a really unproductive week; I think I wore myself out with all the sewing during the snowstorm. Hoping this week is better. Soon I need to dig into my UFO pile and finish something!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Well done on your progress. Guess I need an idea for my March project.

Lynette said...

Both of those UFOs are so pretty. Love your batiks for the project you were cutting out!

chrisknits said...

Thanks for the highlight! I'd say you are doing a good job juggling everything, you will be fine! Can't wait to see your March project.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I love that grellow fabric you used . And thank you, I was trying to remember that phrase about lambs and march. And couldn't

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