Saturday, May 29, 2021

UFO Busting #146

 It's a super rainy Saturday here, which makes for the perfect excuse to stay in and grab some extra quilting time.  This week I'm feeling super motivated to finish stuff almost to a point that it's a distraction.  I'm having trouble focusing on just one project.  As my friend Sandra would say...squirrels everywhere!  

I'm so close to a finish on the Building Blocks Baby Quilt.  I'm really kind of sad it's almost over.  I cannot wait to show you the entire quilt!

All of the squares are quilted and I'm down to the borders.  I refuse to let them get the best of me.  Not 100% sure what I will quilt in them. Over thinking seems to be the biggest problem.

I'm trying very hard to not let the urge to piece something, over take my urge to quilt.  I spent quite a bit of time this week focusing on free motion quilting.

  The first unit of Free Motion Quilting Academy kicked off this week.  Even though I'm already comfortable with the motifs discussed this week, it was important for me to practice them anyway.  There is always room for improvement and practice just helps things to be second nature.  The pile of UFO's in my back room need me and just these 4 motifs have me pumped to use them on those quilts.

Speaking of UFO's, Rose over at Something Rose Made was cranking out the UFO finishes last week!

Just look at those sweet little quilts!  Three perfect little finishes.  I love that she incorporated beautiful straight line quilting.  Simple lines can create such great texture on quilts and really let the fabrics and piecing shine.  I do believe I spy her finished Fire Burst (a QAL I hosted back in 2018) in the middle.  Make sure you swing over and congratulate her on all those finishes!!!

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Saturday, May 22, 2021

UFO Busting #145


It's Saturday!  Welcome back to another day of UFO busting...or creating...whatever your heart desires.  This week I finished two of the quilts I wanted to make for an upcoming blog hop in July.

This quilt is made using Moda's Hoopla from a few years back.  Since it's been sitting patiently, I decided this quit would be a much better use than my original plan.  I am busting to show you the entire quilt.

I've also pieced two blocks in Natalia Bonner's Let's Stitch a Year of Stars QAL.  Each month Natalia shares how she quilts a block in the quilt on YouTube (free to everyone) and a different way to quilt it for those that follow her in Patreon.  I am super excited to give my 4n1 Mini Rulers even more of a work out.

But for now, I need to finish getting my supplies together, mainly quilt sandwiches, for String and Story's Free Motion Quilting Academy that kicks off this week.  I also need to get back to quilting the baby quilt that is under the needle.  I have high hopes of finishing all the 4.5" squares this weekend.  Fingers crossed.

When I take a look at last week's party, oh my, I'm seeing red y'all...but in a super good way.  First up we have Melisa at Pinker n Punkin Quilting & Stitching and her yard sale win!

Thanks to her hubby spotting a great yard sale, Melisa was able to land this bow tie beauty!  I'm not even going to tell you how much she was able to grab this for.  You need to swing over immediately and read about.  Disclaimer...make sure you are sitting down.  I'm still a bit light headed.  Way to go girl!!

Next up, we have Maggie over at Making a Lather and she has the red bits flying everywhere.


She's been going through her red scraps and working on not one, but two super fun scrappy challenge projects.  Make sure you stop by and check them out.  Maggie also has some super fun and exciting news...go congratulate her!!!

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Saturday, May 15, 2021

UFO Busting #144


Dang, it.  I missed another Saturday.  But I'm back today, fully charged and looking forward to some quilting.  Over the past two weeks, I've started some new projects.  Thanks to Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs and her new book that will be releasing soon, I am getting ready to turn these gorgeous pre cuts into some amazing quilts!

 But for now that is all I can share with you on this one.  What I can share is what has distracted me the rest of the time.  I am FINALLY quilting on the long over due baby quilt I pieced last fall.

Holly Ann over at String and Story hosted an online seminar on quilting plans last week and I find my self super motivated to quilt, quilt, quilt.  So a drew up a plan...

And started putting some string to cloth!

I was so pumped, I signed up for Holly Ann's Free Motion Quilting Academy!  I have been free motion quilting for a while now, but there is always more to learn and practice only helps us improve.  

Free Motion Quilting Academy is a 12 week (though you have a life time to complete it) course taking you from beginner to confident intermediate quilter.  I am looking forward to her energetic motivational course and sharing my progress with you.  If you would like to learn more about this course (sign up's end tonight) you can read more about it here

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

UFO Busing #143


It's Saturday and I'm celebrating spring.  This week, I finished piecing a quilt for a friend and it just SCREAMS Spring!

Lot's of pretty flowers, blue skies and sweet little humming birds.

Since, I have a few things on my plate (who's surprised by that) we might send this one off to a dear long arm friend of mine to be quilted.  I would love for my friend to enjoy her quilt before 2025.  We've all felt like that, right?

In the meantime, I am gathering and petting all of my charm packs.  It's kind of embarrassing how big my hoard collection has grown.  I'm gathering all my pretties because I'm participating in a blog hop to celebrate the launch of Cheryl's (Meadow Mist Designs) newest book, Just One Charm Pack Quilts.

I have a pre cut addiction (I'm not looking to kick it) and I'm always looking for ways to turn them in to fresh fun quilts.  I have a feeling this book will be the answer.  Look for pre sales information on her website late May-early June.  If you order early, I hear there may be some fun extras also included.  

And now time for some fun from last week's party.  UFO's were flying everywhere.  First up, we have Sherrie at Food for Thought.  Her Tile Quilt is only 3 strips away from a finish!

I love seeing UFO's come together!  This isn't the only thing that Sherrie has going on.  Make sure you pop by and check out the other cool projects she has going on.

Next up we have Lynette at What a Hoot! and her row quilt finish.  This may be small in size but the quilting detail is over the top good.

Make sure you stop by and check out all the quilting fun on this applique piece.  And if you have a few more minutes hang around her blog and you will see UFO's flying to completion everywhere.  Lynette is on a huge roll!

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