Saturday, May 16, 2020

UFO Busting #106

It's Saturday!!!  They day we get together and celebrate those finishes (UFO or not), things we are working on and quite possibly those things distracting us from what we should be doing.  This week I'm celebrating a not UFO finish, my completed Mosaic Mystery Quilt.

Mosaic Mystery was Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs 2019 mystery quilt.  Instructions for this one wrapped up in February this year with the big quilt reveals in March.  So I don't really consider it a UFO for me.  But a finish is a finish to celebrate, am I right?  You can read more about the finish here.

So this week for me, has been all about taking pictures and trying to figure out what to finish next.  I dove deep into the quilting room to see what projects might get me a quick finish.  I want to keep my quilting momentum going.  I had one of those face palm moments.

I drug out a pin wheel quilt I started working on back in 2018.  Why did I stop working on it?  As best I remember, I was getting burnt out and I realized I had some puckers on the back.  So I walked away in frustration.  Why did I not pick it back up?  I thought I had like 1/3 of the white background to finish (along with the border).  I couldn't remember which shade of gray thread I was using and just felt frustrated.  So yesterday I decided to pull it out and reassess.

Caroline was quick to point out and laugh....all of this quilt is quilted but the border.  I only have the border left.  How did I forget this???  And the puckers on the back really aren't as dramatic and bad as I thought.  See what we do to ourselves?  So it's time to give this one a finish.  I'm still not sure what to stitch on the borders, but I'm going to try really hard to decide this weekend and get this one done!

Speaking of done, we had several finishes at last week's party.  First up we have Dawn at Quilting By Dawn and a quilt she calls Orphism.

I love everything about this quilt!  The colors.  The abstract design.  I want one of my own.  Please stop by and congratulate Dawn on this finish are read more about it.  She's also been busy finishing quilts for Hands2Help2020.

She's not the only one diligently working away for Hands2Help2020.  Several of you from last week's part are.  Including Anja at Anja Quilts.  

Anja rescued this quilt top from a friend and turned it into a perfect finish in my opinion.  This little quilt is sure to make someone smile.  Make sure you help her celebrate this finish and read about the new two at a time method she used to get it done.

Now it's your turn.  Link up below and tell us about what you've been into over the past week.

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Also, make sure you come back next week, where we will be partying twice as hard!  Thursday night into Friday I will be hosting the TGIFF party!!!  I am super excited to share with you my baby quilt finish and read about all of yours. 

Don't have a finish to share?  That's ok.  Come party with us on Saturday at the UFO Busting party.  It's not just for UFO's.  It's for all things.  It's so much fun getting to visit and comment on each other's posts.  So see everyone back here next week!


piecefulwendy said...

Funny how we let those little things bug us and put the finishes off. My blog post was about that this week too. Caroline is a good quilting buddy, she gives good advice!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

I bet you can come up with a quilting motif and get that finished in no time. It's amazing how we can talk up the problems to ourselves; I'm glad it wasn't as bad as you remembered.

Konstantina said...

I love the pinwheel quilt! Please do post the "finish" - your color choices are so calming and beautiful!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Good luck with the border. I'm sure it won't take you long to finish. Thanks for the shout out. I just linked up the second quilt.

Kathleen said...

I love the way you quilted the Mosaic Mystery! Hope you get to the border soon - I hate when I make a big deal out of things. No one will notice the thread difference, so just pick one and get on with will feel good!

dq said...

I don't know a quilter that doesn't put a project down every now and then only to pick it back up years later. I was pretty impressed to read that you started a QAL and finished it right away. I wouldn't call it a UFO either.

I agree with Kathleen that the thread color doesn't matter. You must be more particular than myself for sure.

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