Saturday, September 14, 2019

UFO Busting #74

The big talk in my neck of the woods is dragon flies.  They are everywhere!  I've never seen so many in my life.  The fly around in swarms, completely harmless, just intimidating.  I say bring them on!  They eat mosquitoes and mosquitoes eat me.  Buzzing around my sewing room this week...fabric. 

I had so much fun at last weekend's Judy Lilly landscape class and can't wait to tell you about it (I'm so behind in post writing).  I walked away with most of the project complete.

I just need to applique, add borders and quilt/thread paint and this little gem will be finished.  I actually can't wait to make more!  I bought two more of her patterns...shhhh.  

The real meat and potatoes of the week has been work on my Island Batik project for the month.  I created a design in EQ8 using the spiderweb block and set to work prepping fabrics for the dye cutter.  Color placement is everything for this quilt. 

I realized that a fat quarter of fabric wasn't quite enough for what I needed in some sections, so some on the fly pattern changes happened.  This made things a bit confusing as to what goes where.  So I had the foresight to put my precut pieces in baggies and label them.

So the dye cutting has began and hopefully by the end of the weekend, I will have all the blocks pieced together.  I'm quite proud of this project as an original design.  

Now it's time to see what you were up to last week.  We had a UFO finish!!!  Jan at The Colorful Fabriholic celebrated the finish of her Roman Road Quilt!!

The road some quilts must travel to find a finish is sometimes longer than others.  I think this one maybe had a long journey because, after reading it's story, it had a lot to see before it was time to rest.  Make sure you pop over to Jan's and see how she made this BOM her own.

Next up is Yvonne at Sew Yummy and her recent quilt top finish of her Rainbow Swirl Quilt.  

I love a rainbow quilt and this one is no exception.  Yvonne purchased the pattern after being tempted by an ad picture and I have to say, her pictures have me twitching to go hit the download button.  Let's cheer Yvonne on to finishing this quilt top before the space on her wall for it gets fill by something else :)

Now it's your turn.  Link up below and show us what you've been up to this week.
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Nancy J said...

I pondered and lingered a long time over the Rainbow Swirl, after I saw it somewhere??? telling myself very firmly I have enough patterns to last till I cannot sew any more,But I am still tempted. Sorting pieces into bags is a great way to keep things organised.

Vicki in MN said...

Now you have me curious times two!! Excited to see both your projects finished:) I need to get my hiney in gear on my IB project.

piecefulwendy said...

My mountain of UFOs is not decreasing :-( I am, however, enjoying your posts and what you are creating. Love those mountains, and I can't wait to see the other projects. That twirling star is so fun, too!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Tish! I am really looking forward to seeing your IBA project for this month. Your landscape piece looks very interesting - I can only imagine how great it will look after some thread painting, etc. I'm looking forward to seeing that complete, too! ~smile~ Roseanne

Kathleen said...

The UFOs....I was looking at the big list and it is smaller than in past years but there are some not moving. I can't wait to see your spider web. It is a really fun block and there are some awesome things to do with it - but none as awesome as yours.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I'm trying to clear up a UFO a month. Well that's the plan anyway.
Meanwhile, I will love to see what you do with the landscape pieces.
So many beautiful projects around!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Thanks for the shout-out!
I can't wait to see what you're up to with your batiks. So many pretty colors! And I never would have thought to use only black and white prints for a landscape quilt. Very creative! I'm looking forward to seeing this one progress.

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

That landscape quilt looks quite intriguing. I look forward to seeing it finished.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Tish, I love the fabrics you chose for your landscape. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished!

KaHolly said...

Oh, I’d love to make a landscape quilt some day!

Emily said...

*Love* your landscape! Love, love, love! I'm excited to see what you have come up with for the spider web die!

Sandy Panagos said...

What a fun class that must have been Your landscape piece looks very cool.

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