Monday, November 30, 2009

UFO Update Plus the last Nov Bee Block

I had been updating the post where I listed my UFOs, but I think it might be more entertaining to give you all a play by play. So I deleted all the changes I had made so that list is in it's original form.

Here is what I have actually done...

I did most of the quilting on my Beginner RR at my UFO Sweatshop night at the local Quilt Shop, The Quilter's Studio. It still needs to be bound.

Knot Block Quilt 1 and my Black and Brights top have already returned from Margaret's and they are wonderful! Both still need trimmed and bound. Knot Block Quilt 2 has had the blocks pieced, but I still need the borders cut and sewn on. Plus I have to find a backing fabric large enough for it.

Both my Purple and White top and my Blue and White/Yellow are ready for the quilters. So I marking them off as done. I need to save up some cash and send them to the quilters after Christmas.

Swap L'Orange is what I am currently working on and hope to finish this Friday at UFO Sweatshop night. Each of the 20 blocks has one half of it's sashing attached, so it should not take too much longer.

I dug out the Triple Four Patch top and found a backing fabric (still needs cut to size). I also hope to use up some pieces of batting so I need to seam those for this quilt./ Maybe I can get it ready for quilting on Friday night.

I did get both the Scrappy Rail Fence blocks and the Spring Fling String blocks out of the chaos that is my sewing room, so I might start playing with layouts this week.

Overall, I have moved to the next step in 9 of my 10 UFOs and have 3 that only need binding and two I consider done (for now). If I got my binding butt in gear over the next few days I could be half done. Woohoo!!!

My last set of blocks for November are the Sew Kid @ Heart II Bee. littletykesmom has us make blocks from firemen fabric for her son.

Fireman Blocks for November

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mid Novermber Update

Newest Update...

So I have not been quilting as much as normally because we have battled H1N1 and the stomach flu here for the last 2 weeks. I even missed my LQS Sweatshop sewing night because I was so super sick!

I did finish some November quilting bee blocks in the few minutes I was not nursing a sick kid or sick myself.

My entry into the 'Hand Stitched' Embroidery SWAP for Jessica of twinfibers.

Hand Embroidery Swap - Finished

Missy sent us lovely Katie Jump Rope fabrics for the Sweet Dreams Bee. I barely got these done in October and mailed them 2 days late.

Sweet Dreams Bee October - Missy

For November in the Sweet Dreams Bee, we got to make black and bright log cabins for Lori.

Sweet Dreams Quilting Bee  November

In October for Sew Kid @ Heart II, we worked with a fabric from Desiree.

Sew Kid @ Heart II October

For November in the Stash Busting Bee, we made wonky log cabins for Jill.

Scrap busting Bee Nov Blocks

For November in BUZZCUTs Bee, I enjoyed playing with the Moda Neptune fabrics that Julie sent.

BUZZCUTs Nov Blocks

For November in the Sew Kid @ Heart Bee , I enjoyed making these airplane themed blocks for miniaturequilter.

Luke's SK@H blocks Nov 2009

I had a chance to get the border on my purple/white swap blocks and the backing done so it is ready for the quilter while tending to sick kids. I think it turned out lovely even though it is bigger than I expected.

Purple and White Quilt - Unquilted

I have had this black and bright swap block top finished for a little while, but recently got the border on and the backing ready.

Black and Brights 2009

I sent this and my Knot block top that I finished last month to Margaret from Quilts of Love for quilting. She is having a special on her blog so I decided to try her out!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

UFO accountablity post

So I have joined a UFO challenge over at Tallgrass Prairie Studio. I admit to 22+ projects that I have fabric for and 10 of those are in some stage of completion. So this post is my list of projects that I hope to finish by the end of the year and the stage where they are currently.
  1. Beginner RR Mine - Top Sandwiched
  2. Knot Block Quilt 1 - Needs Borders
  3. Knot Block Quilt 2 - Blocks Here
  4. Black and Bright Swap - Needs Borders
  5. Swap L'Orange - Blocks Here
  6. Purple and White Swap - Blocks Here
  7. Triple Four Patch Swap - Top Finished
  8. Blue and White/Yellow Swap - Blocks Here
  9. Scrappy Rail Fence Swap - Blocks Here
  10. Spring Fling String Block Swap - Blocks Here
I will personally quilt the Triple Four Patch Swap and Beginner RR Mine, but will consider the others finished when they are completely ready for the quilter.