It has been 8-1/2 months since my last post. Oh my!
Why do some of us wait so long to post our hard work on the blog? I guess it is different for every one, but my excuse is that I was so sure I could just whip up these UFOs in a flash that I kept saying to myself that when I get them all done, I will post! The reality is that sometimes it takes a while to get them pieced, quilted and bound.
What have I been doing?
I have only been working on UFOs. I totally underestimated the time needed to complete them. I have only added three UFOs to my list recently and they are from my big book of UFOs! I have totally resisted new projects. If I see something I really like, I take a note of it, and move on to my UFOs. At the rate I'm going, I don't think I will be able to start anything new until at least 2024!
Below is a list of what I accomplished so far this year. The ones that are not completed, don't like much to be finished.
Applique baby quilt. I started this thing almost 20 years ago. I would have scrapped it but I already had all the fusibles ready to stitch down. I got a little amused at the appliques because one of them was a thermometer. No one uses that type anymore!
This was a pattern from Quiltmaker's Magazine Sept/Oct 2002
Well, that only took 20 years to finish!
Shiny Happy Faces
This was a block of the month from Wendi at Shiny Happy World.
I think I started it in 2020. I got all of the blocks quilted and then stopped. This was the first one I started on this year. It took way, way more time and effort than I expected. It's cute, but I don't care for the method, so I won't be using that technique again. I wanted to try it because I had seen it on other posts and wanted to see if I would like it. It's called Quilt as You Go but after you quilt all of the blocks, you have to sew them together and then put a backing on it and straight stitch them down. So there is more quilting in the end.
2012 House Quilt
LQS Saturday Sampler
This one wasn't too intense. I just needed to sash the blocks and make the flying geese. There were a lot of flying geese.
I used my leftovers to make the backing.
Stitch a Year of Stars with Natalia Bonner
Natalia's quilts have a lot of dense quilting. I was a little intimidated as always with her quilts, but I stuck with it and gained more experience with free motion quilting.
2002 Workshop on "No-Waste Flying Geese"
The Quilter's Attic - Pine Bush, New York
The workshop included the new "tool", instructions, and a packet of fabric to make a small lap quilt. I enjoyed it so much that I went back and bought more fabric to make a biggr one! That was my mistake because it got set aside until this year. I had half of them sewn and all of them cut. There were a whole lot of flying geese! I was really getting tired of flying geese by the end.
I used leftovers for the backing.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I know it was long. I will try to post more often in the future. Now I can carefully move on to the next UFOs!