Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2012 UFO #4 Done

I have decided to swap projects for the 2012 UFO Challenge for April from # 10  to #4   (the point is that I got a project done... not necessarily which one !!)

I wanted a second quilt for our family room so did this one in dark blues, maroons, greens and tans.  It looks great on the back of a wing chair.

It is called the Scrappy Patch pattern and is from a Fat Quarters book that I bought... I did use fat quarters for over half of the fabric but ended up buying some yardage also to get the right color combination.

Update added May 9, 2012 ->  I was showing this quilt to my children the other day and noticed that I made a mistake in the piecing!!!  You can see it in the second photo  -  look at the bottom left corner.

Did not do that on purpose but I guess that makes it an authentic quilt.... always an error as only God is perfect !!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

They're Here !!!!!

My two Yellow-Green Diamond Patch quilts arrived home yesterday from Country Threads.  It was a bumpy road filled with errors on my part - the backings were not sewed together correctly  :(   -  but I learned a few things along the way.

These are my #1 and #2 UFO's for the 2012 UFO Challenge and #1 was picked for February, 2012.  So right after I finish the binding on another quilt I will Bind #1 so that I can post a finish (albiet a couple of months late !!!)

I chose the Landscape pattern for the quilting and I like it...

Also excited as my Quilting Bee group meets next Monday evening and I will be able to bring them for Show and Tell !!!!

My lovely Aunt Bonnie also just got her two quilts back from Country Threads... will be fun to see which one of us gets them done first....

Monday, April 16, 2012

Not enough sewing lately!!!

With my full-time job of Controller at a company with a March 31st year end, I have been very busy at work lately and have not been able to do much sewing.

I pulled out my April UFO (#10) last Saturday morning, sewed one block together and messed it up totally!!!! So I put it away!!!! 

I have another UFO that all I need to do is sew down the binding... think that I am going to finish that as my April UFO.

Hope to get back to sewing and blogging more after this one more busy week at work.